Date AnnouncedJune 16, 2020
DOS publishes a final rule codifying Foreign Affairs Manual criteria to evaluate special immigrant visas for certain former U.S. government employees who "performed faithful service" for the U.S. abroad for at least 15 years. Specifically, the rule removes some previously used criteria and adds two new criteria: "[r]ecognition with a 'Foreign Service National of the Year' award, and disclosure of waste, fraud, abuse, or other issues that result in significant action against an offending party."
[ID #991]View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeDec. 16, 2020
Type of Action: Rule
Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas: Special Immigrant
Agencies Affected: DOS