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DHS Final Rule: Period of Admission and Extensions of Stay for Representatives of Foreign Information Media Seeking To Enter the United States

May 09, 2020 (1 min read)

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020

"This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security’s (‘‘DHS’’ or ‘‘the Department’’) regulations to achieve greater reciprocity between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with the exception of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) or Macau SAR passport holders, relative to the treatment of representatives of foreign information media of the respective countries seeking entry into the other country. For entry into the United States, such foreign nationals would seek to be admitted in I nonimmigrant status as bona fide representatives of foreign information media. These changes apply to foreign nationals who present a passport issued by the PRC, with the exception of Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders. Under this rule, DHS will admit such aliens in I nonimmigrant status, or otherwise grant I nonimmigrant status to such aliens, only for the period necessary to accomplish the authorized purpose of their stay in the United States, not to exceed 90 days. The rule also allows such visitors to apply for extensions of stay. DATES: This rule is effective on May 8, 2020."