Date AnnouncedJuly 23, 2019
The State Department promulgates a final rule “to implement the Adoptive Family Relief Act, which allows for the waiver or refund of fees relating to the renewal or replacement of an immigrant visa for certain already-adopted children where the adopted child was unable to use his or her initially issued immigrant visa as a direct result of extraordinary circumstances. The Department is also amending its regulations regarding immigrant visa application procedures to cover new technologies, application forms, and procedures that have been implemented in recent years."
[ID #807]View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeJuly 23, 2019