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9 FAM 303.3 (Feb. 8, 2023) briefly appeared on the web and was captured by astute immigration lawyers before DOS redacted it. We post it here for your edification, with the caveat that, as with all FAM sections, it is subject to constant modification...
8 FAM 704.5, Nov. 9, 2020
PHYSICAL PRESENCE AND RESIDENCE CALCULATORS
(Office of Origin: CA/PPT/S/A)
[Hat tip to Eugene Flynn !]
9 FAM 601.14-13 CHECKLIST FOR REVIEWING THE AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT
Documents Required for a Proper Affidavit of Support :
(1) Proper Affidavit of Support:
(a) Form I-864: All pages, completely filled out, in correct...
Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 27, 2019
"In September 2017, the State Department abruptly amended the Foreign Affairs Manual to provide consular officers with broader grounds to find that foreign nationals misrepresented their intentions when they came to the...
According to FY2018 DOS statistics , "DOS rejected 13,450 applications for immigrant visas in FY2018 based on a determination that the applicant could become a "public charge," a 316 percent increase from FY2017 when it denied 3,237 applications...
AILA, NILC and CLINIC, Aug. 28, 2018 - "The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and the National Immigration Law Center write to express our concern over current policy relating to the assessment...
DOS, Jan. 4, 2018 -
"UNCLASSIFIED 18 STATE 942
January 4, 2018
From: SECSTATE WASHDC
Subject: Update to 9 FAM 302.8 Public Charge - INA 212(A)(4)
2. Guidance at 9 FAM 302.8 has been updated and reorganized.
3. INA 212(a)(4)(B) continues...
Steven D. Heller, Mar. 2018 - "Steven D. Heller’s Catch 22 CFR § 40.6
(Based on a true story)
"Bob the Brit (not his real name) was refused entry on the Visa Waiver Program because his repeated visits to the US were deemed by...
DOS, Jan. 12, 2018 - "The Visa Office has reorganized 9 FAM 402.3-9 to help guide consular officers through visa eligibility requirements for attendants, servants, and personal employees of foreign government officials and employees; officers and...
Cyrus Mehta & Sophia Genovese, Apr. 23, 2018 - " As we previously blogged , the State Department abruptly amended the Foreign Affairs Manual in September 2017 to provide consular officers with broader grounds to find that foreign nationals misrepresented...
State Department, Jan. 26, 2018 - "UNCLASSIFIED 18 STATE 8202
January 26, 2018
From: SECSTATE WASHDC
Subject: Update to 9 FAM 403.9-4 Validity of Nonimmigrant Visas
1. SUMMARY: The Visa Office has revised 9 FAM 403.9-4 ,* clarifying standards...
Cyrus D. Mehta, May 29, 2018 - "The Trump Administration has opened another front in its war on legal immigration to the United States, which is to broaden the definition of who is likely to become a public charge . One who is likely to become a...
From the Dec. 2015 Visa Bulletin - "On November 18, 2015, the legacy Volume 9 of the Foreign Affairs Manual (9 FAM) will be replaced by the 9 FAM-e. As of this date the 9 FAM-e will become the authoritative source for visa guidance.
The new 9...
UNCLASSIFED 16 STATE 23732
Mar 7, 2016
SUBJECT: Updates to 9 FAM 402.10-4(E) - Guidance on Implementing the H-2B Returning Worker Program
SUMMARY. On December 22, 2015, Congress included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year...
See changes in purple, page 35. CT:CON-421; 10-05-2012 .