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DOS issues expanded definition of "close familial relationship" under EO 13780

  1. Date Announced

    July 14, 2017

    As required by a U.S. District Court of Hawaii ruling, DOS issues guidance that "close familial relationship" as used in Section 2(c) of EO 13780 includes "grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces, and cousins.” [ID #690]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    July 14, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

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