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DOS allows CBP to waive visa requirements in emergencies

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 5, 2017

    DOS issues final rule that authorizes CBP officers to waive requirement for nonimmigrants to present visas upon inspection in cases in which the CBP District Director concludes there is a legitimate, unforeseen emergency, that prevents the noncitizen from presenting the relevant documents. [ID #695]

    Federal Register-Final Rule: Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended
  2. Effective Date

    October 5, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: CBP Bureau of Consular Affairs

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • March 8, 2016 Rulemaking finalizes the same procedures outline in a Notice of Proposed Final Rulemaking issued on March 8, 2016. Both reinstate a 1999 Department of State amendment that was invalidated by court order in *United Airlines v. Brien*, 588 F.3d 158 (2nd Cir. 2009). NPRM Reinstating DOS Regulation


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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