Title 8 published on 07-Dec-2017 03:47
The following are
ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 8 CFR Part 215 after this date.
2016-12-19; vol. 81 # 243 - Monday, December 19, 2016
81 FR 91646 - Definition of Form I-94 To Include Electronic Format
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, 8 CFR PARTS 1, 210, 212, 214, 215, 231, 235, 245, 245a, 247, 253, 264, 274a, and 286
This final rule is effective January 18, 2017.
This final rule adopts, without change, interim amendments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2013, as CBP Dec. No. 13-06. These amendments enabled DHS to transition the issuance of the Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) to an automated process. In the automated process, DHS creates a Form I-94 in an electronic format based on passenger, passport and visa information DHS obtains electronically from air and sea carriers and the Department of State (DOS) as well as through the inspection process. This document addresses the comments received in response to the interim rule and discusses some operational modifications to the Form I-94 process that were implemented after publication of the interim rule.
2016-10-20; vol. 81 # 203 - Thursday, October 20, 2016
81 FR 72481 - Establishment of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Effective Date: This final rule is effective on October 20, 2016. Compliance Dates: The compliance date is November 29, 2016 or as set forth in § 215.24(c). Comments: Comments must be received on or before January 18, 2017.
8 CFR Parts 212, 214, 215, and 273
This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security's regulations to establish the Electronic Visa Update System (“EVUS”). This system will allow for the collection of biographic and other information from nonimmigrant aliens who hold a passport issued by an identified country containing a U.S. nonimmigrant visa of a designated category. Nonimmigrant aliens subject to these regulations must periodically enroll in EVUS and obtain a notification of compliance with EVUS prior to travel to the United States. Individuals subject to the EVUS regulations must comply with EVUS in order to maintain the validity of their visas falling within a designated category. The Department of State is publishing a parallel rule to amend its visa regulations to reflect the new EVUS requirements.
2013-03-27; vol. 78 # 59 - Wednesday, March 27, 2013
78 FR 18457 - Definition of Form I-94 To Include Electronic Format
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS
Interim final rule.
Effective date: This interim rule is effective April 26, 2013. In the event that CBP receives public comment that identifies a credible basis for the Agency to conclude that automation of the form I-94 should be delayed, CBP retains discretion to extend implementation for an additional thirty days. If CBP concludes that such extension is appropriate, the Agency will post the new implementation date on its Web site, www.cbp.gov, no later than April 29, 2013. Comment date: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 26, 2013.
8 CFR Parts 1, 210, 212, 214, 215, 231, 235, 245, 245a, 247, 253, 264, 274a, and 286
The Form I-94 is issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to certain aliens and is used for various purposes such as documenting status in the United States, the approved length of stay, and departure. DHS generally issues the Form I-94 to aliens at the time they lawfully enter the United States. This rule adds a new definition of the term “Form I-94” that includes the collection of arrival/departure and admission or parole information by DHS, whether in paper or electronic format. The definition also clarifies various terms that are associated with the use of the Form I-94 to accommodate an electronic version of the Form I-94. This rule also adds a valid, unexpired nonimmigrant DHS admission or parole stamp in a foreign passport to the list of documents designated as evidence of alien registration. These revisions to the regulations will enable DHS to transition to an automated process whereby DHS will create a Form I-94 in an electronic format based on passenger, passport and visa information DHS currently obtains electronically from air and sea carriers and the Department of State as well as through the inspection process.