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(a)General. Consular officers shall request applicants to take the steps necessary to meet the requirements of INA 222(b) in order to apply formally for a visa as follows:
(1) In the chronological order of the priority dates of all applicants within each of the immigrant classifications specified in INA 203 (a) and (b); and
(2) In the random order established by the Secretary of State for each region for the fiscal year for applicants entitled to status under INA 203(c).
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
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§ 1101 - Definitions
§ 1104 - Powers and duties of Secretary of State
§ 1182 - Inadmissible aliens
§ 14901 - Findings and purposes
§ 14902 - Definitions
§ 14911 - Designation of central authority
§ 14912 - Responsibilities of the Secretary of State
§ 14913 - Responsibilities of the Attorney General
§ 14914 - Annual report on intercountry adoptions
§ 14921 - Accreditation or approval required in order to provide adoption services in cases subject to the Convention
§ 14922 - Process for accreditation and approval; role of accrediting entities
§ 14923 - Standards and procedures for providing accreditation or approval
§ 14924 - Secretarial oversight of accreditation and approval
§ 14931 - Adoptions of children immigrating to the United States
§ 14932 - Adoptions of children emigrating from the United States
§ 14941 - Access to Convention records
§ 14942 - Documents of other Convention countries
§ 14943 - Authorization of appropriations; collection of fees
§ 14944 - Enforcement
§ 14951 - Recognition of Convention adoptions
§ 14952 - Special rules for certain cases
§ 14953 - Relationship to other laws
§ 14954 - No private right of action
112 Stat. 2681-795
Title 22 published on 02-Feb-2018 03:29
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 22 CFR Part 42 after this date.
This final rule is promulgated to clarify that photographs submitted as part of a diversity visa lottery entry package must have been taken no more than six months before the date the entry is made and prohibit applicants from wearing eyeglasses in photographs.
Pursuant to the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, the Department of State amends the immigrant visa classification table listed in the Department's regulations to add a symbol for an immigrant visa issued to to an alien who: is the parent of a current U.S.citizen, or the parent of a former U.S. citizen who, within the two-year period prior to filing the petition, lost or renounced U.S. citizenship status related to an incident of domestic violence or died; is a person of good moral character; is eligible to be classified as an immediate relative under the Immigration and Nationality Act; resides, or has resided, with the U.S. citizen daughter or son; demonstrates that he or she has been battered or subject to extreme cruelty by the U.S. citizen daughter or son; and has an approved petition from the Department of Homeland Security.
This rule amends the Department of State's regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include a new adoption provision from the International Adoption Simplification Act. The legislation provides for sibling adoption to include certain children who are under the age of 18 at the time the petition for immediate relative is filed on their behalf, and also certain children who attained the age of 18 on or after April 1, 2008 and who are the beneficiaries of a petition filed on or before November 30, 2012.
The Department of State amends its regulations to eliminate the use of Form OF-224 as a method of recording an alien's entitlement to an immigrant visa classification. Due to the availability of automated systems at all immigrant visa-issuing posts, this entitlement is now recorded automatically, rendering the use of Form OF-224 unnecessary and obsolete.
This rulemaking addresses public comments regarding an Interim Final Rule that makes changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for a number of different visa fees. The Department of State adopts the rule as final, without change.
This document contains a correction to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2012 [Public Notice 7835].
This rule amends the Schedule of Fees for consular services (Schedule) for nonimmigrant visa application processing fees, border crossing card application processing fees and immigrant visa application processing fees. The rule increases from $140 to $160 the fee charged for the processing of an application for most non-petition-based nonimmigrant visas (Machine-Readable Visas or MRVs) and Border Crossing Cards (BCCs) for Mexican citizens age 15 and over. The rule also provides amended application processing fees for certain categories of petition-based nonimmigrant visas and treaty trader and investor visas (all of which are also MRVs), as well as amended tiered application processing fees for immigrant visas. Finally, the rule increases from $14 to $15 the BCC fee charged to Mexican citizen minors who apply in Mexico, and whose parent or guardian already has a BCC or is applying for one, based on a Congressionally mandated surcharge that took effect since the last adjustment to the Schedule of Fees. The Department of State is adjusting the fees to ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet the costs of providing consular services in light of the recent fee review's findings that the U.S. government is not fully covering its costs for the processing of these visas under the current fee structure.