DOS Cable on B-1 in Lieu of H (Oct. 5, 2012)

DOS Cable on B-1 in Lieu of H (Oct. 5, 2012)

"SUMMARY: THIS ALDAC IS BEING REISSUED TO ALL CONSULAR POSTS WITH EDITS TO PARAGRAPHS 4, 7, AND 10 WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF DHS.  THESE PARAGRAPHS WERE EDITED IN ORDER TO CLARIFY ACTIVITIES THAT WILL PERMIT A B-1 IN LIEU OF H ANNOTATION.  THIS ALDAC SUPERSEDES THE JUNE 21, 2012 B-1 IN LIEU OF H ALDAC, 12 STATE 63795.  THE B-1 IN LIEU OF H-1B AND H-3 GUIDANCE IN 9 FAM 41.31 N11 IS UNDER REVIEW IN AN INTERAGENCY PROCESS, BUT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  CONSULAR OFFICERS SHOULD NOT HESITATE TO APPLY THIS GUIDANCE IN APPROPRIATE CASES.  THIS CABLE REVIEWS THE EXISTING B-1 IN LIEU OF H-IB AND H-3 GUIDANCE AND PROVIDES ADVICE FOR CONSULAR OFFICERS TO EFFECTIVELY APPLY THIS GUIDANCE." - DOS, Oct. 5, 2012.