31 CFR 560.505 - Importation of certain Iranian-origin services authorized; activities related to certain visa categories authorized.

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§ 560.505 Activities and services related to certain nonimmigrant and immigrant categories authorized.

(a)

(1) Persons otherwise eligible for non-immigrant classification under categories A-3 and G-5 (attendants, servants and personal employees of aliens in the United States on diplomatic status), D (crewmen), F (students), I (information media representatives), J (exchange visitors), M (non-academic students), O (aliens with extraordinary ability), P (athletics, artists and entertainers), Q (international cultural exchange visitors), R (religious workers), or S (witnesses) are authorized to carry out in the United States those activities for which such a visa has been granted by the U.S. State Department or such nonimmigrant status or related benefit has been granted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

(2) U.S. persons are authorized to export services to Iran in connection with the filing of an individual's application for the non-immigrant visa categories listed in paragraph (a)(1) of this section.

(b)

(1) Persons otherwise eligible for nonimmigrant classification under categories E-2 (treaty investor), H (temporary worker), or L (intra-company transferee) and all immigrant classifications are authorized to carry out in the United States those activities for which such a visa has been granted by the U.S. State Department or such nonimmigrant or immigrant status, or related benefit, has been granted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, provided that the persons are not coming to the United States to work as an agent, employee, or contractor of the Government of Iran or a business entity or other organization in Iran.

(2) U.S. persons are authorized to export services to Iran in connection with the filing of an individual's application for the visa categories listed in paragraph (b)(1) of this section.

(c)

(1) U.S. persons are authorized to engage in all transactions necessary to export financial services to Iran in connection with an individual's application for a non-immigrant visa under category E-2 (treaty investor) or an immigrant visa under category EB-5 (immigrant investor), provided that any transfer of funds pursuant to the authorization set forth in this paragraph is effected in accordance with § 560.516.

(2) In the event services are exported under paragraph (c)(1) of this section in connection with an application for an E-2 or EB-5 visa that is denied, withdrawn, or otherwise does not result in the issuance of such visa, U.S. persons are authorized to transfer, in a lump sum back to Iran or to a third country, any funds belonging to the applicant that are held in an escrow account during the pendency of, and in connection with, such visa application, provided that any transfer of funds pursuant to the authorization set forth in this paragraph is effected in accordance with § 560.516.

(3) Paragraph (c)(1) of this section does not authorize:

(i) The exportation of financial services by U.S. persons other than in connection with funds used in pursuit of an E-2 or EB-5 visa;

(ii) Any investment in Iran by a U.S. person;

(iii) The exportation or reexportation to Iran of any goods (including software) or technology; or

(iv) The provision of services to any persons coming to the United States to work as an agent, employee, or contractor of the Government of Iran or a business entity or other organization in Iran.

(d) Paragraph (a)(1) of this section authorizes the release of technology or software to students ordinarily resident in Iran who are attending school in the United States as authorized by that paragraph, provided that all of the following requirements are met:

(1) Such release is ordinarily incident and necessary to the educational program in which the student is enrolled;

(2) The technology or software being released is designated as EAR99 under the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR parts 730 through 774 (the “EAR”), or constitutes Educational Information not subject to the EAR, as set forth in 15 CFR 734.9;

(3) The release does not otherwise require a license from the Department of Commerce; and

(4) The student to whom the release is made is not enrolled in school or participating in the educational program as an agent, employee, or contractor of the Government of Iran or a business entity or other organization in Iran.

Note to § 560.505:

See § 560.554 of this part for general licenses authorizing the importation and exportation of services related to conferences in the United States or third countries.

[77 FR 64666, Oct. 22, 2012, as amended at 77 FR 75848, Dec. 26, 2012]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 3 - THE PRESIDENT
U.S. Code: Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE

§ 2349aa-9

§ 2461 - Exchanges between United States and independent states of the former Soviet Union

§ 2462 - Establishment of grant program for foreign study by American college students of limited financial means

§ 2463 - Allocation of funds transferred to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

§ 2464 - Ethical issues in international health research

§ 7201 - Definitions

§ 7202 - Restriction

§ 7203 - Exceptions

§ 7204 - Termination of sanctions

§ 7205 - State sponsors of international terrorism

§ 7206 - Congressional procedures

§ 7207 - Prohibition on United States assistance and financing

§ 7208 - Prohibition on additional imports from Cuba

§ 7209 - Requirements relating to certain travel-related transactions with Cuba

§ 7210 - Application of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act

§ 7211 - Technical clarification relating to provision of material support to terrorism

§ 8501 - Findings

§ 8511 - Definitions

§ 8512 - Economic sanctions relating to Iran

§ 8513 - Mandatory sanctions with respect to financial institutions that engage in certain transactions

§ 8513a - Imposition of sanctions with respect to the financial sector of Iran

§ 8514 - Imposition of sanctions on certain persons who are responsible for or complicit in human rights abuses committed against citizens of Iran or their family members after the June 12, 2009, elections in Iran

§ 8515 - Prohibition on procurement contracts with persons that export sensitive technology to Iran

§ 8516 - Authority to implement United Nations Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions with respect to Iran

§ 8517 - Increased capacity for efforts to combat unlawful or terrorist financing

§ 8518 - Reports on investments in the energy sector of Iran

§ 8519 - Reports on certain activities of foreign export credit agencies and of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

§ 8531 - Definitions

§ 8532 - Authority of State and local governments to divest from certain companies that invest in Iran

§ 8541 - Definitions

§ 8542 - Identification of countries of concern with respect to the diversion of certain goods, services, and technologies to or through Iran

§ 8543 - Destinations of Diversion Concern

§ 8544 - Enforcement authority

§ 8551 - General provisions

U.S. Code: Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
Statutes at Large
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 12613

Executive Order ... 12957

Executive Order ... 12959

Executive Order ... 13059

Executive Order ... 13599

Executive Order ... 13622

Executive Order ... 13628

Title 31 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 31 CFR Part 560 after this date.

  • 2015-12-07; vol. 80 # 234 - Monday, December 7, 2015
    1. 80 FR 75957 - Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Exportation of Agricultural Commodities, Medicine, and Medical Devices to Sudan and Iran; Comment Request
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Office of Foreign Assets Control
      Request for comments.
      Written comments should be received on or before January 6, 2016 to be assured of consideration.
      31 CFR Parts 538 and 560