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DOS updates language on inadmissibility for application denials.

  1. Date Announced

    March 12, 2018

    DOS updates 9 FAM [Foreign Affairs Manual] 401.1 Introduction to Nonimmigrant Visas and Status. This update changes the word “shall” to “may” in the following sentence: ”If an applicant fails to satisfy you that he or she is entitled to the relevant status under INA 101(a)(15), that determination does not constitute an independent ground of inadmissibility under INA 212(a) and may not be used as such.” [ID #713]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 12, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

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