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DOS Notice: Cap on Current Participant Levels and Moratorium on New Sponsor Applications for Summer Work Travel Program

"Effective January 1, 2012, the Department is restricting the size of the Exchange Visitor Program (J–1visa) category of Summer Work Travel to 2011 actual participant levels. The Department is also announcing, effective immediately, a moratorium on designation of new Summer Work Travel sponsor...

State Dept. to review J-1 Summer Work Travel visa program

"Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has ordered an "extensive and thorough review" of a foreign exchange program that has been used by U.S. businesses as a source of cheap labor and exploited by criminals to import women to work in the sex industry." - Holbrook Mohr,...

State Department Revises Foreign Student Job Program After Abuse Complaints

"The State Department, responding to a wave of complaints from foreign students about abuses under a summer cultural exchange program, issued new rules on Friday significantly revising the types of jobs the students can do, prohibiting them from most warehouse, construction, manufacturing...

Advance Copy of DOS Interim Final Rule with Request for Comment: Exchange Visitor Program – Summer Work Travel

"The Department of State (Department) published an initial interim final rule with request for comment on April 26, 2011) (2011 IFR) to amend the regulatory requirements of the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. In this second interim final rule (2012 IFR), the Department...

DOS Interim Final Rule with Request for Comment: Exchange Visitor Program – Summer Work Travel

"The Department of State (Department) published an initial interim final rule with request for comment on April 26, 2011) (2011 IFR) to amend the regulatory requirements of the Summer Work Travel category of the Exchange Visitor Program. In this second interim final rule (2012 IFR), the Department...

Advance Copy of DOS Proposed Rule: Exchange Visitor Program - Teachers

"The Department is amending existing regulations governing the teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The proposed amendments clarify the duration of program participation; amend eligibility requirements with respect to verifying English proficiency; and reduce the required teaching or...

DOS Proposed Rule: Exchange Visitor Program - Teachers

"The Department is amending existing regulations governing the teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program. The proposed amendments clarify the duration of program participation; amend eligibility requirements with respect to verifying English proficiency; and reduce the required teaching or...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Exchange Visitor Program – Fees and Charges

"The U.S. Department of State (Department) is revising regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J-1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program services, in order to recoup the...

DOS Final Rule: Exchange Visitor Program - Fees and Charges

"The U.S. Department of State (Department) is revising regulations to increase the Application Fee for Sponsor Designation or Redesignation and the Administrative Fee for Exchange Visitor (J–1 Visa Holder) Benefits assessed for providing Exchange Visitor Program services, in order to recoup...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: Exchange Visitor Program Changes

"With this rulemaking, the Department of State is amending the general rules covering the Exchange Visitor Program that govern the designation of sponsors and the overall administration of the Program. This final rule encompasses technical changes to the general provisions and addresses public diplomacy...