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DOS instructs consular officers to "discontinue granting" visas in countries that do not accept their citizens when removed from the United States

  1. Date Announced

    April 22, 2019

    The State Department has promulgated a final rule to add two new sections, 22 CFR 41.123 (nonimmigrant visas) and 22 CFR 42.84 (immigrant visas), that “describe procedures for consular officers who discontinue granting visas to applicants who fall within the scope of an INA 243(d) order.” Through an INA 243(d) order, after being informed that a foreign country has “denied or unreasonably delayed accepting” one of its citizens or subjects deported from the United States, the Secretary of State mandates that the consular officers in that country “discontinue granting” visas, rather than “accept” or “reject” those visas. [ID #751]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 22, 2019


NAFSA: Discontinuance of Visa Issuance Under INA 243(d)

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