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CBP Proposed Rule: 9-11 Response and Biometric Entry-Exit Fee for H-1B and L-1 Visas (Advance Copy)

June 05, 2024 (1 min read)

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 06/06/2024

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend and clarify the regulations concerning the 9-11 Response & Biometric Entry-Exit Fee for H-1B and L-1 Visas (9-11 Biometric Fee). The proposed regulatory changes would clarify DHS’s interpretation of ambiguous statutory language to require that covered employers submit the 9-11 Biometric Fee for all extension-of-stay petitions, regardless of whether a Fraud Fee applies, so as to include extension-of-stay petitions that do not involve a change of employer. The 9-11 Biometric Fee would continue to apply unchanged to petitions seeking an initial grant of status. The proposed changes will also help DHS comply with its congressional mandate to implement a biometric entry-exit data system."