Visas: Documentation of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants-Visa Classification Symbols, 61517-61524 [E9-28277]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Rules and Regulations (b) Sponsors. See sponsors in § 510.600(c) of this chapter for use as in paragraph (d) of this section. (1) Nos. 000402 and 053501 for use as in paragraphs (d)(1)(i)(A), (d)(1)(i)(B) and (d)(1)(i)(C) of this section. (2) Nos. 058639 and 063323 for use as in paragraphs (d)(1)(i)(A) and (d)(1)(i)(B) of this section. (3) No. 000061 for use as in paragraphs (d)(1)(i)(A) and (d)(2) of this section. (c) Related tolerances. See § 556.304 of this chapter. (d) Conditions of use—(1) Cattle—(i) Amount. As a single dose. Dosage may be repeated in 14 days if the animal’s behavior or examination of the ovaries per rectum indicates retreatment. (A) 10,000 USP units by intramuscular injection. (B) 500 to 2,500 USP units by intrafollicular injection. (C) 2,500 to 5,000 USP units by intravenous injection. (ii) Indications for use. For parenteral use in cows for treatment of nymphomania (frequent or constant heat) due to cystic ovaries. (iii) Limitations. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. (2) Finfish—(i) Amount. 50 to 510 IU per pound of body weight for males, 67 to 1,816 IU per pound of body weight for females, by intramuscular injection. Up to three doses may be administered. (ii) Indications for use. An aid in improving spawning function in male and female brood finfish. (iii) Limitations. In fish intended for human consumption, the total dose administered per fish (all injections combined) should not exceed 25,000 IU chorionic gonadotropin. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. § 522.1160 [Amended] 18. In paragraph (b) of § 522.1160, remove ‘‘057926’’ and in its place add ‘‘000061’’. ■ § 522.2476 [Amended] 19. In paragraph (a)(2) of § 522.2476, remove ‘‘057926’’ and in its place add ‘‘000061’’. ■ § 522.2477 [Amended] 20. In paragraph (b)(2) of § 522.2477, remove ‘‘057926’’ and in its place add ‘‘000061’’. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES ■ 21. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 558 continues to read as follows: Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360b, 371. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:27 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 [Amended] 22. In paragraph (b) of § 558.258, remove ‘‘057926’’ and in its place add ‘‘000061’’; and in the tables in paragraphs (e)(1) through (e)(5), in the ‘‘Sponsor’’ column, remove ‘‘057926’’ where it occurs and in its place add ‘‘000061’’. ■ § 558.665 [Amended] 23. In paragraph (b) of § 558.665, remove ‘‘057926’’ and in its place add ‘‘000061’’; and in the table in paragraph (e), in the ‘‘Sponsor’’ column, remove ‘‘057926’’ where it occurs and in its place add ‘‘000061’’. ■ Dated: November 19, 2009. Steven D. Vaughn, Director, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, Center for Veterinary Medicine. [FR Doc. E9–28217 Filed 11–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6798] Visas: Documentation of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants—Visa Classification Symbols State Department. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: A new immigrant classification for qualifying family members of U1 Nonimmigrant Victim of Criminal Activity, adjustment of status cases for: Spouse, SU2; Child, SU3; and Parent, SU5. Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Under INA 245(m)(3), upon approval of adjustment of the status of a U1 principal alien, the Secretary of Homeland Security may approve a petition for an immigrant visa for a spouse (SU2), a child (SU3), or in the case of an alien child, a parent (SU5) who did not receive a nonimmigrant visa under section 101(a)(15)(U)(ii) if the Secretary of Homeland Security considers such approval necessary to avoid extreme hardship. To request approval of immigrant visa status for such a relative, the principal alien must file with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a Form I– 929, Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U1 Nonimmigrant. Upon approval of the petition, beneficiaries may apply for an immigrant visa at a visa processing post overseas. Certain Iraqis (and Afghanis) employed by or on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq (and Afghanistan), SQ1; Spouse SQ2 and Child SQ3. What is the background for the amended immigrant visa classifications SQ1, SQ2, SQ3? SUMMARY: The Department is amending its regulations to add new classification symbols to the immigrant and nonimmigrant classification tables. This amendment is necessary to implement legislation that created additional immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications as described herein. Additionally, the Department is amending or removing existing classifications that have changed as a result of new legislation or the expiration of legislative provisions that had temporarily authorized them. DATES: This rule is effective November 25, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily C. Cooperman, Legislation and Regulations Division, Visa Services, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC 20520–0106, phone (202) 663–1203. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 What is the background for the new immigrant classifications (SU2, SU3, SU5) for qualifying family members of U1 Nonimmigrants? Which immigrant classification is being amended due to new legislation? 22 CFR Parts 41 and 42 Which new immigrant classification symbol is being added? PART 558—NEW ANIMAL DRUGS FOR USE IN ANIMAL FEEDS ■ § 558.258 61517 In addition to Iraqis employed by or on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq, section 1244 of Public Law 110–181, section 602(b) of Division F, Title IV, of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, Public Law 111–8, authorizes SQ1 status for an Afghan national who has been employed by or on behalf of the United States Government in Afghanistan on or after October 7, 2001, for a period of not less than one year; has provided faithful and valuable service to the United States Government, which is documented in a positive recommendation or evaluation from the alien’s senior supervisor; has been determined by the Chief of Mission (COM) or the COM’s designee to have experienced, or be experiencing an ongoing serious threat as a consequence of the employment by or on behalf of the U.S. Government. Further, the alien must clear a background check and appropriate screening as determined by the Department of Homeland Security, be otherwise eligible to receive an immigrant visa, and be otherwise admissible to the United States for permanent residence, except that, in the determination of such admissibility, the E:\FR\FM\25NOR1.SGM 25NOR1 61518 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Rules and Regulations grounds for inadmissibility specified in INA 212(a)(4) (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(4)) relating to ‘‘public charge’’ shall not apply. Which nonimmigrant classification symbols are being added? The new nonimmigrant classification symbols are for: Temporary Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-only transitional workers (CW1, CW2); and Long-Term Investors in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (E2C). wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES What is the background for the new nonimmigrant classification (CW1 & CW2) for a CNMI transitional worker? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created a new, temporary, CNMI-only transitional worker classification (CW) in accordance with title VII of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA), Public Law 110–229, that will be implemented beginning November 28, 2009. The transitional worker program is intended to provide for an orderly transition from the CNMI permit system to the U.S. federal immigration system under the INA. A CW transitional worker is an alien worker who is ineligible for another classification under the INA and who performs services or labor for an employer in the CNMI. The CNRA imposes a five-year transition period before the INA requirements become fully applicable in the CNMI. The new CW classification (CW1 for principal transitional workers and CW2 for dependents) will be in effect for the duration of the transition period, unless extended by the Secretary of Labor. What is the background for the new nonimmigrant classification (E2C CNMI) for a nonimmigrant investor? The Department of Homeland Security is amending its regulations governing E2 nonimmigrant treaty investors to establish procedures for classifying long-term investors in the CNMI as E2C nonimmigrants. The DHS rule implements the CNMI nonimmigrant investor visa provisions of the CNRA extending the immigration laws of the United States to the CNMI. Among the CNMI-specific provisions applicable during the five-year transition period is a provision authorizing the Secretary of Homeland Security to classify an alien foreign investor in the CNMI as a CNMI-only E2C nonimmigrant investor under section 101(a)(15)(E)(ii) of the INA. This status is provided upon application of the alien and notwithstanding the treaty requirements otherwise applicable. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:27 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 Eligible investors are those who: were admitted to the CNMI in long-term investor status under CNMI immigration law before the transition program effective date; have continuously maintained residence in the CNMI under long-term investor status; are otherwise admissible to the United States under the INA; and maintain the investment(s) that formed the basis for the CNMI long-term investor status. Why is the Department amending and removing the age restrictions for the T4 & T5 Nonimmigrant visa classes? Section 201 of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, Public Law 110–457, amended section 101(a)(15)(T)(ii) of the INA to provide for T4 and T5 derivative status for any accompanying or following to join parent or unmarried sibling under the age of 18 of an alien who has been accorded T1 status as a victim of trafficking if the Secretary of Homeland Security determines that the parent or sibling faces a present danger of retaliation as a result of the victim’s escape from the severe form of trafficking or cooperation with law enforcement. This provision applies without regard to the age of the T1 principal, and is in addition to existing authority in INA 101(a)(15)(T)(ii)(I) for T4 and T5 status for accompanying or following to join parents and unmarried siblings under age 18 of a principal alien who was under the age of 21 as of the date of the principal’s application for T1 status. If the principal alien was under the age of 21 at the time of his or her application for T1 status, the parents and any unmarried sibling under 18 who are accompanying or following to join the principal would be entitled to T4 and T5 classification without a DHS determination that they face a present danger of retaliation. What Classifications are being removed? The Nonimmigrant Visa class ‘‘Irish Peace Process Program Participant;’’ Q2, and the Spouse or Child of the Q2, Q3. Why are the Q2 and Q3 Classifications being removed? Section 1(d) of Public Law 108–449 repealed the ‘‘Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998, Public Law 105–319, effective October 1, 2008. Regulatory Findings Administrative Procedure Act This regulation involves a foreign affairs function of the United States and, therefore, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 553(a)(1), is not subject to the rule making procedures set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553. Regulatory Flexibility Act/Executive Order 13273: Small Business Because this final rule is exempt from notice and comment rulemaking under 5 U.S.C. 553, it is exempt from the regulatory flexibility analysis requirements set forth at sections 603 and 604 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 603 and 604). Nonetheless, consistent with section 605(b) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), the Department certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This regulates individual aliens who seek consideration for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and does not affect any small entities, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 601(6). The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, Public Law 104–4, 109 Stat. 48, 2 U.S.C. 1532, generally requires agencies to prepare a statement before proposing any rule that may result in an annual expenditure of $100 million or more by State, local, or tribal governments, or by the private sector. This rule will not result in any such expenditure, nor will it significantly or uniquely affect small governments. The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 This rule is not a major rule as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804, for purposes of congressional review of agency rulemaking under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, Public Law 104–121. This rule will not result in an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more; a major increase in costs or prices; or adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreign-based companies in domestic and import markets. Executive Order 12866 The Department of State has reviewed this rule to ensure its consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles set forth in Executive Order 12866 and has determined that the benefits of the regulation justify its costs. The Department does not consider the rule to be an economically significant action within the scope of section 3(f)(1) of the Executive Order E:\FR\FM\25NOR1.SGM 25NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Rules and Regulations since it is not likely to have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or to adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or State, local or tribal governments or communities. Executive Orders 12372 and 13132: Federalism Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform The Department has reviewed the regulations in light of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order No. 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, minimize litigation, establish clear legal standards, and reduce burden. Paperwork Reduction Act This regulation will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Nor will the rule have federalism implications warranting the application of Executive Orders No. 12372 and No. 13132. This rule does not impose information collection requirements under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. List of Subjects 22 CFR Part 41 Aliens, Foreign Officials, Immigration, Nonimmigrants, Passports and Visas. 61519 22 CFR Part 42 Immigration, Passports, Visas. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Department of State amends 22 CFR Parts 41 and 42 as follows: ■ PART 41—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for Part 41 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1104; Pub. L. 105–277, 112 Stat. 2681–795 through 2681–801. ■ 2. Revise § 41.12 to read as follows: § 41.12 Classification symbols. A visa issued to a nonimmigrant alien within one of the classes described in this section shall bear an appropriate visa symbol to show the classification of the alien. The symbol shall be inserted in the space provided on the visa. The following visa symbols shall be used: NONIMMIGRANTS Symbol Class A1 ...................... CW1 ................... Ambassador, Public Minister, Career Diplomat or Consular Officer, or Immediate Family. Other Foreign Government Official or Employee, or Immediate Family .................. Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of A1 or A2, or Immediate Family ........ Temporary Visitor for Business ................................................................................. Temporary Visitor for Pleasure ................................................................................. Temporary Visitor for Business & Pleasure .............................................................. Alien in Transit ........................................................................................................... Combined Transit and Crewmember Visa ................................................................ Alien in Transit to United Nations Headquarters District Under Sec. 11.(3), (4), or (5) of the Headquarters Agreement. Foreign Government Official, Immediate Family, Attendant, Servant or Personal Employee, in Transit. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Transitional Worker ........................... CW2 ................... Spouse or Child of CW1 ........................................................................................... D ........................ E1 ...................... E2 ...................... E2C .................... Crewmember (Sea or Air) ......................................................................................... Treaty Trader, Spouse or Child ................................................................................. Treaty Investor, Spouse or Child .............................................................................. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Investor, Spouse or Child ................. E3 ...................... Australian Treaty Alien coming to the United States Solely to Perform Services in a Specialty Occupation. Spouse or Child of E3 ............................................................................................... Returning E3 .............................................................................................................. Student in an academic or language training program ............................................. Spouse or Child of F1 ............................................................................................... Canadian or Mexican national commuter student in an academic or language training program. Principal Resident Representative of Recognized Foreign Government to International Organization, Staff, or Immediate Family. Other Representative of Recognized Foreign Member Government to International Organization, or Immediate Family. Representative of Nonrecognized or Nonmember Foreign Government to International Organization, or Immediate Family. International Organization Officer or Employee, or Immediate Family ..................... Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of G1 through G4, or Immediate Family. Alien in a Specialty Occupation (Profession) ............................................................ Chilean or Singaporean National to Work in a Specialty Occupation ...................... Nurse in health professional shortage area .............................................................. A2 ...................... A3 ...................... B1 ...................... B2 ...................... B1/B2 ................. C1 ...................... C1/D .................. C2 ...................... C3 ...................... E3D .................... E3R .................... F1 ...................... F2 ...................... F3 ...................... G1 ...................... wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES G2 ...................... G3 ...................... G4 ...................... G5 ...................... H1B .................... H1B1 .................. H1C ................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:27 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Section of law Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 101(a)(15)(A)(i). 101(a)(15)(A)(ii). 101(a)(15)(A)(iii). 101(a)(15)(B). 101(a)(15)(B). 101(a)(15)(B). 101(a)(15)(C). 101(a)(15)(C) and (D). 101(a)(15)(C). 212(d)(8). Section 6(d) of added by sec. 229. Section 6(d) of added by sec. 229. 101(a)(15)(D). 101(a)(15)(E)(i). 101(a)(15)(E)(ii). Section 6(c) of added by sec. 229. 101(a)(15)(E)(iii). Pub. L. 94–241, as 702(a) of Pub. L. 110– Pub. L. 94–241, as 702(a) of Pub. L. 110– Pub. L. 94–241, as 702(a) of Pub. L. 110– 101(a)(15)(E)(iii). 101(a)(15)(E)(iii). 101(a)(15)(F)(i). 101(a)(15)(F)(ii). 101(a)(15)(F)(iii). 101(a)(15)(G)(i). 101(a)(15)(G)(ii). 101(a)(15)(G)(iii). 101(a)(15)(G)(iv). 101(a)(15)(G)(v). 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b). 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b1). 101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c). E:\FR\FM\25NOR1.SGM 25NOR1 61520 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Rules and Regulations NONIMMIGRANTS—Continued Symbol Class H2A .................... Section of law O1 O2 O3 P1 ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... P2 P3 P4 Q1 R1 R2 S5 ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... S6 S7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... Temporary Worker Performing Agricultural Services Unavailable in the United States. Temporary Worker Performing Other Services Unavailable in the United States ... Trainee ....................................................................................................................... Spouse or Child of Alien Classified H1B/B1/C, H2A/B, or H–3 ................................ Representative of Foreign Information Media, Spouse and Child ............................ Exchange Visitor ........................................................................................................ Spouse or Child of J1 ................................................................................................ Fiance(e) of United States Citizen ............................................................................ Child of Fiance(e) of U.S. Citizen ............................................................................. Spouse of U.S. citizen awaiting availability of immigrant visa .................................. Child of K3 ................................................................................................................. Intracompany Transferee (Executive, Managerial, and Specialized Knowledge Personnel Continuing Employment with International Firm or Corporation). Spouse or Child of Intracompany Transferee ........................................................... Vocational Student or Other Nonacademic Student ................................................. Spouse or Child of M1 .............................................................................................. Canadian or Mexican national commuter student (Vocational student or other nonacademic student). Parent of an Alien Classified SK3 or SN3 ................................................................ Child of N8 or of SK1, SK2, SK4, SN1, SN2 or SN4 ............................................... Principal Permanent Representative of Member State to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies) Resident in the U.S. and Resident Members of Official Staff; Secretary General, Assistant Secretaries General, and Executive Secretary of NATO; Other Permanent NATO Officials of Similar Rank, or Immediate Family. Other Representative of member state to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies) including Representatives, Advisers, and Technical Experts of Delegations, or Immediate Family; Dependents of Member of a Force Entering in Accordance with the Provisions of the NATO Status-of-Forces Agreement or in Accordance with the provisions of the ‘‘Protocol on the Status of International Military Headquarters’’; Members of Such a Force if Issued Visas. Official Clerical Staff Accompanying Representative of Member State to NATO (including any of its Subsidiary Bodies), or Immediate Family. Official of NATO (Other Than Those Classifiable as NATO1), or Immediate Family. Experts, Other Than NATO Officials Classifiable Under NATO4, Employed in Missions on Behalf of NATO, and their Dependents. Member of a Civilian Component Accompanying a Force Entering in Accordance with the Provisions of the NATO Status-of-Forces Agreement; Member of a Civilian Component Attached to or Employed by an Allied Headquarters Under the ‘‘Protocol on the Status of International Military Headquarters’’ Set Up Pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty; and their Dependents. Attendant, Servant, or Personal Employee of NATO1, NATO2, NATO 3, NATO4, NATO5, and NATO6 Classes, or Immediate Family. Alien with Extraordinary Ability in Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics Alien Accompanying and Assisting in the Artistic or Athletic Performance by O1 ... Spouse or Child of O1 or O2 .................................................................................... Internationally Recognized Athlete or Member of Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group. Artist or Entertainer in a Reciprocal Exchange Program .......................................... Artist or Entertainer in a Culturally Unique Program ................................................ Spouse or Child of P1, P2, or P3 ............................................................................. Participant in an International Cultural Exchange Program ...................................... Alien in a Religious Occupation ................................................................................ Spouse or Child of R1 ............................................................................................... Certain Aliens Supplying Critical Information Relating to a Criminal Organization or Enterprise. Certain Aliens Supplying Critical Information Relating to Terrorism ......................... Qualified Family Member of S5 or S6 ....................................................................... Victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons ...................................................... Spouse of T1 ............................................................................................................. Child of T1 ................................................................................................................. Parent of T1 ............................................................................................................... Unmarried Sibling under age 18 of T1 ...................................................................... TN TD U1 U2 U3 U4 ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... NAFTA Professional .................................................................................................. Spouse or Child of NAFTA Professional ................................................................... Victim of criminal activity ........................................................................................... Spouse of U1 ............................................................................................................. Child of U1 ................................................................................................................. Parent of U1 under 21 years of age ......................................................................... H2B .................... H3 ...................... H4 ...................... I .......................... J1 ....................... J2 ....................... K1 ...................... K2 ...................... K3 ...................... K4 ...................... L1 ....................... L2 ....................... M1 ...................... M2 ...................... M3 ...................... N8 ...................... N9 ...................... NATO 1 ............. NATO 2 ............. NATO 3 ............. NATO 4 ............. NATO 5 ............. NATO 6 ............. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES NATO 7 ............. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:27 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a). 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b). 101(a)(15)(H)(iii). 101(a)(15)(H)(iv). 101(a)(15)(I). 101(a)(15)(J). 101(a)(15)(J). 101(a)(15)(K)(i). 101(a)(15)(K)(iii). 101(a)(15)(K)(ii). 101(a)(15)(K)(iii). 101(a)(15)(L). 101(a)(15)(L). 101(a)(15)(M)(i). 101(a)(15)(M)(ii). 101(a)(15)(M)(iii). 101(a)(15)(N)(i). 101(a)(15)(N)(ii). Art. 12, 5 UST 1094; Art. 20, 5 UST 1098. Art. 13, 5 UST 1094; Art. 1, 4 UST 1794; Art. 3, 4 UST 1796. Art. 14, 5 UST 1096. Art. 18, 5 UST 1098. Art. 21, 5 UST 1100. Art. 1, 4 UST 1794; Art. 3, 5 UST 877. Arts. 12–20, 5 UST 1094–1098. 101(a)(15)(O)(i). 101(a)(15)(O)(ii). 101(a)(15)(O)(iii). 101(a)(15)(P)(i). 101(a)(15)(P)(ii). 101(a)(15)(P)(iii). 101(a)(15)(P)(iv). 101(a)(15)(Q)(i). 101(a)(15)(R). 101(a)(15)(R). 101(a)(15)(S)(i). 101(a)(15)(S)(ii). 101(a)(15)(S). 101(a)(15)(T)(i). 101(a)(15)(T)(ii). 101(a)(15)(T)(ii). 101(a)(15)(T)(ii). 101(a)(15)(T)(ii) as amended by sec. 201(a) of Pub. L. 110–457. 214(e)(2). 214(e)(2). 101(a)(15)(U)(i). 101(a)(15)(U)(ii). 101(a)(15)(U)(ii). 101(a)(15)(U)(ii). E:\FR\FM\25NOR1.SGM 25NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Rules and Regulations 61521 NONIMMIGRANTS—Continued Symbol Class U5 ...................... V1 ...................... Unmarried Sibling under age 18 of U1 under 21 years of age ................................ Spouse of a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien Awaiting Availability of Immigrant Visa. Child of a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien Awaiting Availability of Immigrant Visa. Child of a V1 or V2 .................................................................................................... V2 ...................... V3 ...................... Section of law 4. Revise § 42.11 to read as follows: PART 42—[AMENDED] ■ ■ 3. The authority citation for Part 42 continues to read as follows: § 42.11 Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1104; Pub. L. 107–56, sec. 421. 101(a)(15)(U)(ii). 101(a)(15)(V)(i) or 101(a)(15)(V)(ii). 101(a)(15)(V)(i) or 101(a)(15)(V)(ii). 203(d) & 101(a)(15)(V)(i) 101(a)(15)(V)(ii). or symbol to show the classification of the alien. A visa issued to an immigrant alien within one of the classes described below shall bear an appropriate visa Classification symbols. IMMIGRANTS Symbol Class Section of law Immediate Relatives IR1 ............ IR2 ............ IR3 ............ IH3 ............ IR4 ............ IH4 ............ IR5 ............ CR1 .......... CR2 .......... IW1 ........... IW2 ........... IB1 ............ IB2 ............ IB3 ............ VI5 ............ Spouse of U.S. Citizen .................................................................................................... Child of U.S. Citizen ........................................................................................................ Orphan Adopted Abroad by U.S. Citizen ........................................................................ Child from Hague Convention Country Adopted Abroad by U.S. Citizen ....................... Orphan to be Adopted in U.S. by U.S. Citizen ............................................................... Child from Hague Convention Country to be Adopted in U.S. by U.S. Citizen .............. Parent of U.S. Citizen at Least 21 Years of Age ............................................................ Spouse of U.S. Citizen (Conditional Status) ................................................................... Child of U.S. Citizen (Conditional Status) ....................................................................... Certain Spouses of Deceased U.S. Citizens .................................................................. Child of IW1 ..................................................................................................................... Self-petition Spouse of U.S. Citizen ................................................................................ Self-petition child of U.S. Citizen ..................................................................................... Child of IB1 ...................................................................................................................... Parent of U.S. Citizen Who Acquired Permanent Resident Status Under the Virgin Islands Nonimmigrant Alien Adjustment Act. 201(b). 201(b). 201(b) & 101(b)(1)(F). 201(b) & 101(b)(1)(G). 201(b) & 101(b)(1)(F). 201(b) & 101(b)(1)(G). 201(b). 201(b) & 216. 201(b) & 216. 201(b). 201(b). 204(a)(1)(A)(iii). 204(a)(1)(A)(iv). 204(a)(1)(A)(iii). 201(b) & sec. 2 of the Virgin Islands Nonimmigrant Alien Adjustment Act, (Pub. L. 97–271). Vietnam Amerasian Immigrants AM1 .......... Vietnam Amerasian Principal .......................................................................................... AM2 .......... Spouse or Child of AM1 .................................................................................................. AM3 .......... Natural Mother of AM1 (and Spouse or Child of Such Mother) or Person Who has Acted in Effect as the Mother, Father, or Next-of-Kin of AM1 (and Spouse or Child of Such Person). 584(b)(1)(A) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1988 (as contained in section 101(e) of Pub. L. 100–102) as amended. 584(b)(1)(A) and 584(b)(1)(B) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1988 (as contained in section 101(e) of Public Law 100–102) as amended. 584(b)(1)(A) and 584(b)(1)(C) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1988 (as contained in section 101(e) of Public Law 100–102) as amended. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES Special Immigrants SB1 .......... SC1 .......... SC2 .......... SI1 ............ SI2 ............ Returning Resident .......................................................................................................... Person Who Lost U.S. Citizenship by Marriage .............................................................. Person Who Lost U.S. Citizenship by Serving in Foreign Armed Forces ...................... Certain Aliens Employed by the U.S. Government in Iraq or Afghanistan as Translators or Interpreters. Spouse of SI1 .................................................................................................................. SI3 ............ Child of SI1 ...................................................................................................................... SM1 .......... Alien Recruited Outside the United States Who Has Served or is Enlisted to Serve in the U.S. Armed Forces for 12 Years. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:27 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 101(a)(27)(A). 101(a)(27)(B) & 324(a). 101(a)(27)(B) & 327. Section 1059 of Pub. L. 109–163 as amended by Pub. L. 110–36. Section 1059 of Pub. L. 109–163 as amended by Pub. L. 110–36. Section 1059 of Pub. L. 109–163 as amended by Pub. L. 110–36. 101(a)(27)(K). E:\FR\FM\25NOR1.SGM 25NOR1 61522 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Rules and Regulations IMMIGRANTS—Continued Symbol Class Section of law SM2 .......... SM3 .......... SQ1 .......... Spouse of SM1 ................................................................................................................ Child of SM1 .................................................................................................................... Certain Iraqis or Afghans Employed by or on Behalf of the U.S. Government .............. SQ2 .......... Spouse of SQ1 ................................................................................................................ SQ3 .......... Child of SQ1 .................................................................................................................... SU2 .......... SU3 .......... SU5 .......... Spouse of U1 ................................................................................................................... Child of U1 ....................................................................................................................... Parent of U1 .................................................................................................................... 101(a)(27)(K). 101(a)(27)(K). Section 602(b), Division F, Title VI, Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111–8 and Section 1244 of Pub. L. 110– 181. Section 602(b), Division F, Title VI, Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111–8 and Section 1244 of Pub. L. 110– 181. Section 602(b), Division F, Title VI, Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111–8 and Section 1244 of Pub. L. 110– 181. INA 245(m)(3) & INA 101(a)(15)(U)(ii). INA 245(m)(3) & INA 101(a)(15)(U)(ii). INA 245(m)(3) & INA 101(a)(15)(U)(ii). Family-Sponsored Preferences Family 1st Preference F11 F12 B11 B12 ........... ........... ........... ........... Unmarried Son or Daughter of U.S. Citizen .................................................................... Child of F11 ..................................................................................................................... Self-petition Unmarried Son or Daughter of U.S. Citizen ............................................... Child of B11 ..................................................................................................................... 203(a)(1). 203(d) & 203(a)(1). 204(a)(1)(A)(iv) & 203(a)(1). 203(d), 204(a)(1)(A)(iv) & 203(a)(1). Family 2nd Preference (Subject to Country Limitations) F21 F22 F23 F24 F25 C21 C22 C23 C24 C25 B21 B22 B23 B24 B25 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... Spouse of Lawful Permanent Resident ........................................................................... Child of Lawful Permanent Resident ............................................................................... Child of F21 or F22 ......................................................................................................... Unmarried Son or Daughter of Lawful Permanent Resident .......................................... Child of F24 ..................................................................................................................... Spouse of Lawful Permanent Resident (Conditional) ..................................................... Child of Alien Resident (Conditional) .............................................................................. Child of C21 or C22 (Conditional) ................................................................................... Unmarried Son or Daughter of Lawful Permanent Resident (Conditional) ..................... Child of F24 (Conditional) ................................................................................................ Self-petition Spouse of Lawful Permanent Resident ....................................................... Self-petition Child of Lawful Permanent Resident ........................................................... Child of B21 or B22 ......................................................................................................... Self-petition Unmarried Son or Daughter of Lawful Permanent Resident ...................... Child of B24 ..................................................................................................................... 203(a)(2)(A). 203(a)(2)(A). 203(d) & 203(a)(2)(A). 203(a)(2)(B). 203(d) & 203(a)(2)(B). 203(a)(2)(A) & 216. 203(a)(2)(A) & 216. 203(d) & 203(a)(2)(A) & 216. 203(a)(2)(B) & 216. 203(d) & 203(a)(2)(B) & 216. 204(a)(1)(B)(ii). 204(a)(1)(B)(iii). 203(d) & 204(a)(1)(B)(ii). 204(a)(1)(B)(iii). 203(d) & 204(a)(1)(B)(iii). Family 2nd Preference (Exempt from Country Limitations) FX1 ........... FX2 ........... FX3 ........... CX1 .......... CX2 .......... CX3 .......... Spouse of Lawful Permanent Resident ........................................................................... Child of Lawful Permanent Resident ............................................................................... Child of FX1 or FX2 ......................................................................................................... Spouse of Lawful Permanent Resident (Conditional) ..................................................... Child of Lawful Permanent Resident (Conditional) ......................................................... Child of CX1 or CX2 (Conditional) .................................................................................. BX1 .......... BX2 .......... BX3 .......... Self-petition Spouse of Lawful Permanent Resident ....................................................... Self-petition Child of Lawful Permanent Resident ........................................................... Child of BX1 or BX2 ........................................................................................................ 202(a)(4)(A) & 203(a)(2)(A). 202(a)(4)(A) & 203(a)(2)(A). 202(a)(4)(A) & 203(a)(2)(A) & 202(a)(4)(A) & 203(a)(2)(A) & 202(a)(4)(A) & 203(a)(2)(A) & 202(a)(4)(A) & 203(a)(2)(A) 216. 204(a)(1)(B)(ii). 204(a)(1)(B)(iii). 204(a)(1)(B)(ii) & 203(d). 203(d). 216. 216. & 203(d) & wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES Family 3rd Preference F31 F32 F33 C31 C32 C33 B31 B32 B33 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... Married Son or Daughter of U.S. Citizen ........................................................................ Spouse of F31 ................................................................................................................. Child of F31 ..................................................................................................................... Married Son or Daughter of U.S. Citizen (Conditional) ................................................... Spouse of C31 (Conditional) ........................................................................................... Child of C31 (Conditional) ............................................................................................... Self-petition Married Son or Daughter of U.S. Citizen .................................................... Spouse of B31 ................................................................................................................. Child of B31 ..................................................................................................................... 203(a)(3). 203(d) & 203(a)(3). 203(d) & 203(a)(3). 203(a)(3) & 216. 203(d) & 203(a)(3) & 216. 203(d) & 203(a)(3) & 216. 204(a)(1)(A)(iv) & 203(a)(3). 203(d), 204(a)(1)(A)(iv) & 203(a)(3). 203(d), 204(a)(1)(A)(iv) & 203(a)(3). Family 4th Preference F41 ........... VerDate Nov<24>2008 Brother or Sister of U.S. Citizen at Least 21 Years of Age ............................................ 15:27 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 203(a)(4). E:\FR\FM\25NOR1.SGM 25NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Rules and Regulations 61523 IMMIGRANTS—Continued Symbol Class Section of law F42 ........... F43 ........... Spouse of F41 ................................................................................................................. Child of F41 ..................................................................................................................... 203(d) & 203(a)(4). 203(d) & 203(a)(4). Employment-Based Preferences Employment 1st Preference (Priority Workers) E11 E12 E13 E14 ........... ........... ........... ........... Alien with Extraordinary Ability ........................................................................................ Outstanding Professor or Researcher ............................................................................. Multinational Executive or Manager ................................................................................ Spouse of E11, E12, or E13 ........................................................................................... E15 ........... Child of E11, E12, or E13 ............................................................................................... 203(b)(1)(A). 203(b)(1)(B). 203(b)(1)(C). 203(d) & 203(b)(1)(A) & 203(b)(1)(B) & 203(b)(1)(C). 203(d) & 203(b)(1)(A) & 203(b)(1)(B) & 203(b)(1)(C). Employment 2nd Preference (Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability) E21 ........... E22 ........... E23 ........... Professional Holding Advanced Degree or Alien of Exceptional Ability ......................... Spouse of E21 ................................................................................................................. Child of E21 ..................................................................................................................... 203(b)(2). 203(d) & 203(b)(2). 203(d) & 203(b)(2). Employment 3rd Preference (Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers) E31 ........... E32 ........... E34 ........... E35 ........... EW3 ......... EW4 ......... EW5 ......... Skilled Worker .................................................................................................................. Professional Holding Baccalaureate Degree ................................................................... Spouse of E31 or E32 ..................................................................................................... Child of E31 or E32 ......................................................................................................... Other Worker (Subgroup Numerical Limit) ...................................................................... Spouse of EW3 ................................................................................................................ Child of EW3 .................................................................................................................... 203(b)(3)(A)(i). 203(b)(3)(A)(ii). 203(d) & 203(b)(3)(A)(i) & 203(b)(3)(A)(ii). 203(d) & 203(b)(3)(A)(i) & 203(b)(3)(A)(ii). 203(b)(3)(A)(iii). 203(d) & 203(b)(3)(A)(iii). 203(d) & 203(b)(3)(A)(iii). Employment 4th Preference (Certain Special Immigrants) BC1 .......... SR1 .......... Broadcaster in the U.S. employed by the International Broadcasting Bureau of the Broadcasting Board of Governors or a grantee of such organization. Accompanying spouse of BC1 ........................................................................................ Accompanying child of BC1 ............................................................................................ Minister of Religion .......................................................................................................... Spouse of SD1 ................................................................................................................ Child of SD1 .................................................................................................................... Certain Employees or Former Employees of the U.S. Government Abroad .................. Spouse of SE1 ................................................................................................................. Child of SE1 ..................................................................................................................... Certain Former Employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government. Spouse or Child of SF1 ................................................................................................... Certain Former Employees of the U.S. Government in the Panama Canal Zone ......... Spouse or Child of SG1 .................................................................................................. Certain Former Employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government on April 1, 1979. Spouse or Child of SH1 ................................................................................................... Certain Foreign Medical Graduates (Adjustments Only) ................................................ Accompanying Spouse or Child of SJ1 ........................................................................... Certain Retired International Organization employees ................................................... Spouse of SK1 ................................................................................................................. Certain Unmarried Sons or Daughters of an International Organization Employee ....... Certain Surviving Spouses of a deceased International Organization Employee .......... Juvenile Court Dependent (Adjustment Only) ................................................................. Certain retired NATO6 civilians ....................................................................................... Spouse of SN1 ................................................................................................................ Certain unmarried sons or daughters of NATO6 civilian employees .............................. Certain surviving spouses of deceased NATO6 civilian employees ............................... Alien Beneficiary of a petition or labor certification application filed prior to September 11, 2001, if the petition or application was rendered void due to a terrorist act of September 11, 2001. Spouse, child of such alien, or the grandparent of a child orphaned by a terrorist act of September 11, 2001. Certain Religious Workers ............................................................................................... SR2 .......... Spouse of SR1 ................................................................................................................ SR3 .......... Child of SR1 .................................................................................................................... BC2 .......... BC3 .......... SD1 .......... SD2 .......... SD3 .......... SE1 .......... SE2 .......... SE3 .......... SF1 ........... SF2 ........... SG1 .......... SG2 .......... SH1 .......... wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES SH2 .......... SJ1 ........... SJ2 ........... SK1 .......... SK2 .......... SK3 .......... SK4 .......... SL1 ........... SN1 .......... SN2 .......... SN3 .......... SN4 .......... SP ............ VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:27 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 101(a)(27)(M) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(M) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(M) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(I) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(I) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(I) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(D) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(D) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(D) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(E) & 203 (b)(4). 101(a)(27)(E) & 203 (b)(4). 101(a)(27)(F) & 203 (b)(4). 101(a)(27)(F) & 203 (b)(4). 101(a)(27)(G) & 203 (b)(4). 101(a)(27)(G) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(H). 101(a)(27)(H) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(I)(iii) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(I)(iv) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(I)(i) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(I)(ii) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(J) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(L) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(L) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(L) & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(L) & 203(b)(4). Section 421 of Public Law 107–56. 101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(II) & (III) as amended, & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(II) & (III) as amended, & 203(b)(4). 101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(II) & (III) as amended, & 203(b)(4). E:\FR\FM\25NOR1.SGM 25NOR1 61524 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 25, 2009 / Rules and Regulations IMMIGRANTS—Continued Symbol Class Section of law Employment 5th Preference (Employment Creation Conditional Status) C51 C52 C53 T51 T52 T53 R51 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... Employment Creation OUTSIDE Targeted Areas ........................................................... Spouse of C51 ................................................................................................................. Child of C51 ..................................................................................................................... Employment Creation IN Targeted Rural/High Unemployment Area ............................. Spouse of T51 ................................................................................................................. Child of T51 ..................................................................................................................... Investor Pilot Program, Not in Targeted Area ................................................................. R52 ........... Spouse of R51 ................................................................................................................. R53 ........... Child of R51 ..................................................................................................................... I51 ............ Investor Pilot Program, in Targeted Area ........................................................................ I52 ............ Spouse of I51 .................................................................................................................. I53 ............ Child of I51 ...................................................................................................................... 203(b)(5)(A). 203(d) & 203(b)(5)(A). 203(d) & 203(b)(5)(A). 203(b)(5)(B). 203(d) & 203 (b)(5)(B). 203(d) & 203(b)(5)(B). 203(b)(5) & Sec. 610 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (Pub. L. 102–395), as amended. 203(d) & 203(b)(5) & Sec. 610 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (Pub. L. 102–395), as amended. 203(d) & 203(b)(5) & Sec. 610 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (Pub. L. 102–395), as amended. 203(b)(5) & Sec. 610 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (Pub. L. 102–395), as amended. 203(d) & 203(b)(5) & Sec. 610 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (Pub. L. 102–395), as amended. 203(d) & 203(b)(5) & Sec. 610 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (Pub. L. 102–395), as amended. Other Numerically Limited Categories Diversity Immigrants DV1 .......... DV2 .......... DV3 .......... Diversity Immigrant .......................................................................................................... Spouse of DV1 ................................................................................................................ Child of DV1 .................................................................................................................... November 16, 2009. Michael D. Kirby, Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E9–28277 Filed 11–24–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 20 wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES [TD 9468] RIN 1545–BC56 Guidance Under Section 2053 Regarding Post-Death Events; Correction AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. 19:19 Nov 24, 2009 Jkt 220001 Correcting amendment. Background SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9468) that were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 (74 FR 53652) providing guidance relating to the amount deductible from a decedent’s gross estate for claims against the estate under section 2053(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The final regulations that are the subject of this document are under sections 2051 and 2053 of the Internal Revenue Code. DATES: This correction is effective on November 25, 2009 and is applicable in taxable years ending on or after October 20, 2009. BILLING CODE 4710–06–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 ACTION: 203(c). 203(d) & 203(c). 203(d) & 203(c). List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 20 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karlene M. Lesho, (202) 622–3090 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Need for Correction As published, the final regulations (TD 9468) contain errors that may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification. Estate taxes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Correction of Publication Accordingly, 26 CFR part 20 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments: ■ E:\FR\FM\25NOR1.SGM 25NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Parts 41 and 42

[Public Notice 6798]


Visas: Documentation of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants--Visa 
Classification Symbols

AGENCY: State Department.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department is amending its regulations to add new 
classification symbols to the immigrant and nonimmigrant classification 
tables. This amendment is necessary to implement legislation that 
created additional immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications as 
described herein. Additionally, the Department is amending or removing 
existing classifications that have changed as a result of new 
legislation or the expiration of legislative provisions that had 
temporarily authorized them.

DATES: This rule is effective November 25, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily C. Cooperman, Legislation and 
Regulations Division, Visa Services, U.S. Department of State, 
Washington, DC 20520-0106, phone (202) 663-1203.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Which new immigrant classification symbol is being added?

    A new immigrant classification for qualifying family members of U1 
Nonimmigrant Victim of Criminal Activity, adjustment of status cases 
for: Spouse, SU2; Child, SU3; and Parent, SU5.

What is the background for the new immigrant classifications (SU2, SU3, 
SU5) for qualifying family members of U1 Nonimmigrants?

    Under INA 245(m)(3), upon approval of adjustment of the status of a 
U1 principal alien, the Secretary of Homeland Security may approve a 
petition for an immigrant visa for a spouse (SU2), a child (SU3), or in 
the case of an alien child, a parent (SU5) who did not receive a 
nonimmigrant visa under section 101(a)(15)(U)(ii) if the Secretary of 
Homeland Security considers such approval necessary to avoid extreme 
hardship. To request approval of immigrant visa status for such a 
relative, the principal alien must file with U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) a Form I-929, Petition for Qualifying 
Family Member of a U1 Nonimmigrant. Upon approval of the petition, 
beneficiaries may apply for an immigrant visa at a visa processing post 
overseas.

Which immigrant classification is being amended due to new legislation?

    Certain Iraqis (and Afghanis) employed by or on behalf of the 
United States Government in Iraq (and Afghanistan), SQ1; Spouse SQ2 and 
Child SQ3.

What is the background for the amended immigrant visa classifications 
SQ1, SQ2, SQ3?

    In addition to Iraqis employed by or on behalf of the United States 
Government in Iraq, section 1244 of Public Law 110-181, section 602(b) 
of Division F, Title IV, of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, 
Public Law 111-8, authorizes SQ1 status for an Afghan national who has 
been employed by or on behalf of the United States Government in 
Afghanistan on or after October 7, 2001, for a period of not less than 
one year; has provided faithful and valuable service to the United 
States Government, which is documented in a positive recommendation or 
evaluation from the alien's senior supervisor; has been determined by 
the Chief of Mission (COM) or the COM's designee to have experienced, 
or be experiencing an ongoing serious threat as a consequence of the 
employment by or on behalf of the U.S. Government. Further, the alien 
must clear a background check and appropriate screening as determined 
by the Department of Homeland Security, be otherwise eligible to 
receive an immigrant visa, and be otherwise admissible to the United 
States for permanent residence, except that, in the determination of 
such admissibility, the

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grounds for inadmissibility specified in INA 212(a)(4) (8 U.S.C. 
1182(a)(4)) relating to ``public charge'' shall not apply.

Which nonimmigrant classification symbols are being added?

    The new nonimmigrant classification symbols are for: Temporary 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-only transitional 
workers (CW1, CW2); and Long-Term Investors in the Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands (E2C).

What is the background for the new nonimmigrant classification (CW1 & 
CW2) for a CNMI transitional worker?

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created a new, temporary, 
CNMI-only transitional worker classification (CW) in accordance with 
title VII of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA), 
Public Law 110-229, that will be implemented beginning November 28, 
2009. The transitional worker program is intended to provide for an 
orderly transition from the CNMI permit system to the U.S. federal 
immigration system under the INA. A CW transitional worker is an alien 
worker who is ineligible for another classification under the INA and 
who performs services or labor for an employer in the CNMI. The CNRA 
imposes a five-year transition period before the INA requirements 
become fully applicable in the CNMI. The new CW classification (CW1 for 
principal transitional workers and CW2 for dependents) will be in 
effect for the duration of the transition period, unless extended by 
the Secretary of Labor.

What is the background for the new nonimmigrant classification (E2C 
CNMI) for a nonimmigrant investor?

    The Department of Homeland Security is amending its regulations 
governing E2 nonimmigrant treaty investors to establish procedures for 
classifying long-term investors in the CNMI as E2C nonimmigrants. The 
DHS rule implements the CNMI nonimmigrant investor visa provisions of 
the CNRA extending the immigration laws of the United States to the 
CNMI. Among the CNMI-specific provisions applicable during the five-
year transition period is a provision authorizing the Secretary of 
Homeland Security to classify an alien foreign investor in the CNMI as 
a CNMI-only E2C nonimmigrant investor under section 101(a)(15)(E)(ii) 
of the INA. This status is provided upon application of the alien and 
notwithstanding the treaty requirements otherwise applicable. Eligible 
investors are those who: were admitted to the CNMI in long-term 
investor status under CNMI immigration law before the transition 
program effective date; have continuously maintained residence in the 
CNMI under long-term investor status; are otherwise admissible to the 
United States under the INA; and maintain the investment(s) that formed 
the basis for the CNMI long-term investor status.

Why is the Department amending and removing the age restrictions for 
the T4 & T5 Nonimmigrant visa classes?

    Section 201 of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims 
Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, Public Law 110-457, amended 
section 101(a)(15)(T)(ii) of the INA to provide for T4 and T5 
derivative status for any accompanying or following to join parent or 
unmarried sibling under the age of 18 of an alien who has been accorded 
T1 status as a victim of trafficking if the Secretary of Homeland 
Security determines that the parent or sibling faces a present danger 
of retaliation as a result of the victim's escape from the severe form 
of trafficking or cooperation with law enforcement. This provision 
applies without regard to the age of the T1 principal, and is in 
addition to existing authority in INA 101(a)(15)(T)(ii)(I) for T4 and 
T5 status for accompanying or following to join parents and unmarried 
siblings under age 18 of a principal alien who was under the age of 21 
as of the date of the principal's application for T1 status. If the 
principal alien was under the age of 21 at the time of his or her 
application for T1 status, the parents and any unmarried sibling under 
18 who are accompanying or following to join the principal would be 
entitled to T4 and T5 classification without a DHS determination that 
they face a present danger of retaliation.

What Classifications are being removed?

    The Nonimmigrant Visa class ``Irish Peace Process Program 
Participant;'' Q2, and the Spouse or Child of the Q2, Q3.

Why are the Q2 and Q3 Classifications being removed?

    Section 1(d) of Public Law 108-449 repealed the ``Irish Peace 
Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998, Public Law 105-319, 
effective October 1, 2008.

Regulatory Findings

Administrative Procedure Act

    This regulation involves a foreign affairs function of the United 
States and, therefore, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1), is not 
subject to the rule making procedures set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553.

Regulatory Flexibility Act/Executive Order 13273: Small Business

    Because this final rule is exempt from notice and comment 
rulemaking under 5 U.S.C. 553, it is exempt from the regulatory 
flexibility analysis requirements set forth at sections 603 and 604 of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 603 and 604). Nonetheless, 
consistent with section 605(b) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 
U.S.C. 605(b)), the Department certifies that this rule will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
This regulates individual aliens who seek consideration for immigrant 
and nonimmigrant visas and does not affect any small entities, as 
defined in 5 U.S.C. 601(6).

The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, Public Law 
104-4, 109 Stat. 48, 2 U.S.C. 1532, generally requires agencies to 
prepare a statement before proposing any rule that may result in an 
annual expenditure of $100 million or more by State, local, or tribal 
governments, or by the private sector. This rule will not result in any 
such expenditure, nor will it significantly or uniquely affect small 
governments.

The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    This rule is not a major rule as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804, for 
purposes of congressional review of agency rulemaking under the Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, Public Law 104-
121. This rule will not result in an annual effect on the economy of 
$100 million or more; a major increase in costs or prices; or adverse 
effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, 
innovation, or on the ability of United States-based companies to 
compete with foreign-based companies in domestic and import markets.

Executive Order 12866

    The Department of State has reviewed this rule to ensure its 
consistency with the regulatory philosophy and principles set forth in 
Executive Order 12866 and has determined that the benefits of the 
regulation justify its costs. The Department does not consider the rule 
to be an economically significant action within the scope of section 
3(f)(1) of the Executive Order

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since it is not likely to have an annual effect on the economy of $100 
million or more or to adversely affect in a material way the economy, a 
sector of the economy, competition, jobs, the environment, public 
health or safety, or State, local or tribal governments or communities.

Executive Orders 12372 and 13132: Federalism

    This regulation will not have substantial direct effects on the 
States, on the relationship between the national government and the 
States, or the distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government. Nor will the rule have federalism 
implications warranting the application of Executive Orders No. 12372 
and No. 13132.

Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform

    The Department has reviewed the regulations in light of sections 
3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order No. 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, 
minimize litigation, establish clear legal standards, and reduce 
burden.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule does not impose information collection requirements under 
the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

List of Subjects

22 CFR Part 41

    Aliens, Foreign Officials, Immigration, Nonimmigrants, Passports 
and Visas.

22 CFR Part 42

    Immigration, Passports, Visas.

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For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Department of State amends 
22 CFR Parts 41 and 42 as follows:

PART 41--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for Part 41 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1104; Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681-795 
through 2681-801.


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2. Revise Sec.  41.12 to read as follows:


Sec.  41.12  Classification symbols.

    A visa issued to a nonimmigrant alien within one of the classes 
described in this section shall bear an appropriate visa symbol to show 
the classification of the alien. The symbol shall be inserted in the 
space provided on the visa. The following visa symbols shall be used:

                              Nonimmigrants
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Symbol                     Class              Section of law
------------------------------------------------------------------------
A1.......................  Ambassador, Public        101(a)(15)(A)(i).
                            Minister, Career
                            Diplomat or Consular
                            Officer, or Immediate
                            Family.
A2.......................  Other Foreign Government  101(a)(15)(A)(ii).
                            Official or Employee,
                            or Immediate Family.
A3.......................  Attendant, Servant, or    101(a)(15)(A)(iii).
                            Personal Employee of A1
                            or A2, or Immediate
                            Family.
B1.......................  Temporary Visitor for     101(a)(15)(B).
                            Business.
B2.......................  Temporary Visitor for     101(a)(15)(B).
                            Pleasure.
B1/B2....................  Temporary Visitor for     101(a)(15)(B).
                            Business & Pleasure.
C1.......................  Alien in Transit........  101(a)(15)(C).
C1/D.....................  Combined Transit and      101(a)(15)(C) and
                            Crewmember Visa.          (D).
C2.......................  Alien in Transit to       101(a)(15)(C).
                            United Nations
                            Headquarters District
                            Under Sec. 11.(3), (4),
                            or (5) of the
                            Headquarters Agreement.
C3.......................  Foreign Government        212(d)(8).
                            Official, Immediate
                            Family, Attendant,
                            Servant or Personal
                            Employee, in Transit.
CW1......................  Commonwealth of Northern  Section 6(d) of
                            Mariana Islands           Pub. L. 94-241, as
                            Transitional Worker.      added by sec.
                                                      702(a) of Pub. L.
                                                      110-229.
CW2......................  Spouse or Child of CW1..  Section 6(d) of
                                                      Pub. L. 94-241, as
                                                      added by sec.
                                                      702(a) of Pub. L.
                                                      110-229.
D........................  Crewmember (Sea or Air).  101(a)(15)(D).
E1.......................  Treaty Trader, Spouse or  101(a)(15)(E)(i).
                            Child.
E2.......................  Treaty Investor, Spouse   101(a)(15)(E)(ii).
                            or Child.
E2C......................  Commonwealth of Northern  Section 6(c) of
                            Mariana Islands           Pub. L. 94-241, as
                            Investor, Spouse or       added by sec.
                            Child.                    702(a) of Pub. L.
                                                      110-229.
E3.......................  Australian Treaty Alien   101(a)(15)(E)(iii).
                            coming to the United
                            States Solely to
                            Perform Services in a
                            Specialty Occupation.
E3D......................  Spouse or Child of E3...  101(a)(15)(E)(iii).
E3R......................  Returning E3............  101(a)(15)(E)(iii).
F1.......................  Student in an academic    101(a)(15)(F)(i).
                            or language training
                            program.
F2.......................  Spouse or Child of F1...  101(a)(15)(F)(ii).
F3.......................  Canadian or Mexican       101(a)(15)(F)(iii).
                            national commuter
                            student in an academic
                            or language training
                            program.
G1.......................  Principal Resident        101(a)(15)(G)(i).
                            Representative of
                            Recognized Foreign
                            Government to
                            International
                            Organization, Staff, or
                            Immediate Family.
G2.......................  Other Representative of   101(a)(15)(G)(ii).
                            Recognized Foreign
                            Member Government to
                            International
                            Organization, or
                            Immediate Family.
G3.......................  Representative of         101(a)(15)(G)(iii).
                            Nonrecognized or
                            Nonmember Foreign
                            Government to
                            International
                            Organization, or
                            Immediate Family.
G4.......................  International             101(a)(15)(G)(iv).
                            Organization Officer or
                            Employee, or Immediate
                            Family.
G5.......................  Attendant, Servant, or    101(a)(15)(G)(v).
                            Personal Employee of G1
                            through G4, or
                            Immediate Family.
H1B......................  Alien in a Specialty      101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b)
                            Occupation (Profession).  .
H1B1.....................  Chilean or Singaporean    101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b1
                            National to Work in a     ).
                            Specialty Occupation.
H1C......................  Nurse in health           101(a)(15)(H)(i)(c)
                            professional shortage     .
                            area.

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H2A......................  Temporary Worker          101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a
                            Performing Agricultural   ).
                            Services Unavailable in
                            the United States.
H2B......................  Temporary Worker          101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b
                            Performing Other          ).
                            Services Unavailable in
                            the United States.
H3.......................  Trainee.................  101(a)(15)(H)(iii).
H4.......................  Spouse or Child of Alien  101(a)(15)(H)(iv).
                            Classified H1B/B1/C,
                            H2A/B, or H-3.
I........................  Representative of         101(a)(15)(I).
                            Foreign Information
                            Media, Spouse and Child.
J1.......................  Exchange Visitor........  101(a)(15)(J).
J2.......................  Spouse or Child of J1...  101(a)(15)(J).
K1.......................  Fiance(e) of United       101(a)(15)(K)(i).
                            States Citizen.
K2.......................  Child of Fiance(e) of     101(a)(15)(K)(iii).
                            U.S. Citizen.
K3.......................  Spouse of U.S. citizen    101(a)(15)(K)(ii).
                            awaiting availability
                            of immigrant visa.
K4.......................  Child of K3.............  101(a)(15)(K)(iii).
L1.......................  Intracompany Transferee   101(a)(15)(L).
                            (Executive, Managerial,
                            and Specialized
                            Knowledge Personnel
                            Continuing Employment
                            with International Firm
                            or Corporation).
L2.......................  Spouse or Child of        101(a)(15)(L).
                            Intracompany Transferee.
M1.......................  Vocational Student or     101(a)(15)(M)(i).
                            Other Nonacademic
                            Student.
M2.......................  Spouse or Child of M1...  101(a)(15)(M)(ii).
M3.......................  Canadian or Mexican       101(a)(15)(M)(iii).
                            national commuter
                            student (Vocational
                            student or other
                            nonacademic student).
N8.......................  Parent of an Alien        101(a)(15)(N)(i).
                            Classified SK3 or SN3.
N9.......................  Child of N8 or of SK1,    101(a)(15)(N)(ii).
                            SK2, SK4, SN1, SN2 or
                            SN4.
NATO 1...................  Principal Permanent       Art. 12, 5 UST
                            Representative of         1094; Art. 20, 5
                            Member State to NATO      UST 1098.
                            (including any of its
                            Subsidiary Bodies)
                            Resident in the U.S.
                            and Resident Members of
                            Official Staff;
                            Secretary General,
                            Assistant Secretaries
                            General, and Executive
                            Secretary of NATO;
                            Other Permanent NATO
                            Officials of Similar
                            Rank, or Immediate
                            Family.
NATO 2...................  Other Representative of   Art. 13, 5 UST
                            member state to NATO      1094; Art. 1, 4
                            (including any of its     UST 1794; Art. 3,
                            Subsidiary Bodies)        4 UST 1796.
                            including
                            Representatives,
                            Advisers, and Technical
                            Experts of Delegations,
                            or Immediate Family;
                            Dependents of Member of
                            a Force Entering in
                            Accordance with the
                            Provisions of the NATO
                            Status-of-Forces
                            Agreement or in
                            Accordance with the
                            provisions of the
                            ``Protocol on the
                            Status of International
                            Military
                            Headquarters''; Members
                            of Such a Force if
                            Issued Visas.
NATO 3...................  Official Clerical Staff   Art. 14, 5 UST
                            Accompanying              1096.
                            Representative of
                            Member State to NATO
                            (including any of its
                            Subsidiary Bodies), or
                            Immediate Family.
NATO 4...................  Official of NATO (Other   Art. 18, 5 UST
                            Than Those Classifiable   1098.
                            as NATO1), or Immediate
                            Family.
NATO 5...................  Experts, Other Than NATO  Art. 21, 5 UST
                            Officials Classifiable    1100.
                            Under NATO4, Employed
                            in Missions on Behalf
                            of NATO, and their
                            Dependents.
NATO 6...................  Member of a Civilian      Art. 1, 4 UST 1794;
                            Component Accompanying    Art. 3, 5 UST 877.
                            a Force Entering in
                            Accordance with the
                            Provisions of the NATO
                            Status-of-Forces
                            Agreement; Member of a
                            Civilian Component
                            Attached to or Employed
                            by an Allied
                            Headquarters Under the
                            ``Protocol on the
                            Status of International
                            Military Headquarters''
                            Set Up Pursuant to the
                            North Atlantic Treaty;
                            and their Dependents.
NATO 7...................  Attendant, Servant, or    Arts. 12-20, 5 UST
                            Personal Employee of      1094-1098.
                            NATO1, NATO2, NATO 3,
                            NATO4, NATO5, and NATO6
                            Classes, or Immediate
                            Family.
O1.......................  Alien with Extraordinary  101(a)(15)(O)(i).
                            Ability in Sciences,
                            Arts, Education,
                            Business or Athletics.
O2.......................  Alien Accompanying and    101(a)(15)(O)(ii).
                            Assisting in the
                            Artistic or Athletic
                            Performance by O1.
O3.......................  Spouse or Child of O1 or  101(a)(15)(O)(iii).
                            O2.
P1.......................  Internationally           101(a)(15)(P)(i).
                            Recognized Athlete or
                            Member of
                            Internationally
                            Recognized
                            Entertainment Group.
P2.......................  Artist or Entertainer in  101(a)(15)(P)(ii).
                            a Reciprocal Exchange
                            Program.
P3.......................  Artist or Entertainer in  101(a)(15)(P)(iii).
                            a Culturally Unique
                            Program.
P4.......................  Spouse or Child of P1,    101(a)(15)(P)(iv).
                            P2, or P3.
Q1.......................  Participant in an         101(a)(15)(Q)(i).
                            International Cultural
                            Exchange Program.
R1.......................  Alien in a Religious      101(a)(15)(R).
                            Occupation.
R2.......................  Spouse or Child of R1...  101(a)(15)(R).
S5.......................  Certain Aliens Supplying  101(a)(15)(S)(i).
                            Critical Information
                            Relating to a Criminal
                            Organization or
                            Enterprise.
S6.......................  Certain Aliens Supplying  101(a)(15)(S)(ii).
                            Critical Information
                            Relating to Terrorism.
S7.......................  Qualified Family Member   101(a)(15)(S).
                            of S5 or S6.
T1.......................  Victim of a severe form   101(a)(15)(T)(i).
                            of trafficking in
                            persons.
T2.......................  Spouse of T1............  101(a)(15)(T)(ii).
T3.......................  Child of T1.............  101(a)(15)(T)(ii).
T4.......................  Parent of T1............  101(a)(15)(T)(ii).
T5.......................  Unmarried Sibling under   101(a)(15)(T)(ii)
                            age 18 of T1.             as amended by sec.
                                                      201(a) of Pub. L.
                                                      110-457.
TN.......................  NAFTA Professional......  214(e)(2).
TD.......................  Spouse or Child of NAFTA  214(e)(2).
                            Professional.
U1.......................  Victim of criminal        101(a)(15)(U)(i).
                            activity.
U2.......................  Spouse of U1............  101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
U3.......................  Child of U1.............  101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
U4.......................  Parent of U1 under 21     101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
                            years of age.

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U5.......................  Unmarried Sibling under   101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
                            age 18 of U1 under 21
                            years of age.
V1.......................  Spouse of a Lawful        101(a)(15)(V)(i) or
                            Permanent Resident        101(a)(15)(V)(ii).
                            Alien Awaiting
                            Availability of
                            Immigrant Visa.
V2.......................  Child of a Lawful         101(a)(15)(V)(i) or
                            Permanent Resident        101(a)(15)(V)(ii).
                            Alien Awaiting
                            Availability of
                            Immigrant Visa.
V3.......................  Child of a V1 or V2.....  203(d) &
                                                      101(a)(15)(V)(i)
                                                      or
                                                      101(a)(15)(V)(ii).
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 42--[AMENDED]

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3. The authority citation for Part 42 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1104; Pub. L. 107-56, sec. 421.


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4. Revise Sec.  42.11 to read as follows:


Sec.  42.11  Classification symbols.

    A visa issued to an immigrant alien within one of the classes 
described below shall bear an appropriate visa symbol to show the 
classification of the alien.

                               Immigrants
------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Symbol                    Class                 Section of law
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Immediate Relatives
------------------------------------------------------------------------
IR1.................   Spouse of U.S. Citizen....   201(b).
IR2.................   Child of U.S. Citizen.....   201(b).
IR3.................   Orphan Adopted Abroad by     201(b) &
                       U.S. Citizen.                101(b)(1)(F).
IH3.................   Child from Hague            201(b) &
                       Convention Country Adopted   101(b)(1)(G).
                       Abroad by U.S. Citizen.
IR4.................  Orphan to be Adopted in       201(b) &
                       U.S. by U.S. Citizen.        101(b)(1)(F).
IH4.................   Child from Hague             201(b) &
                       Convention Country to be     101(b)(1)(G).
                       Adopted in U.S. by U.S.
                       Citizen.
IR5.................   Parent of U.S. Citizen at    201(b).
                       Least 21 Years of Age.
CR1.................   Spouse of U.S. Citizen       201(b) & 216.
                       (Conditional Status).
CR2.................   Child of U.S. Citizen        201(b) & 216.
                       (Conditional Status).
IW1.................   Certain Spouses of           201(b).
                       Deceased U.S. Citizens.
IW2.................   Child of IW1..............   201(b).
IB1.................   Self-petition Spouse of      204(a)(1)(A)(iii).
                       U.S. Citizen.
IB2.................   Self-petition child of       204(a)(1)(A)(iv).
                       U.S. Citizen.
IB3.................   Child of IB1..............   204(a)(1)(A)(iii).
VI5.................   Parent of U.S. Citizen Who   201(b) & sec. 2 of
                       Acquired Permanent           the Virgin Islands
                       Resident Status Under the    Nonimmigrant Alien
                       Virgin Islands               Adjustment Act,
                       Nonimmigrant Alien           (Pub. L. 97-271).
                       Adjustment Act.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Vietnam Amerasian Immigrants
------------------------------------------------------------------------
AM1.................   Vietnam Amerasian            584(b)(1)(A) of the
                       Principal.                   Foreign Operations,
                                                    Export Financing,
                                                    and Related Programs
                                                    Appropriations Act,
                                                    1988 (as contained
                                                    in section 101(e) of
                                                    Pub. L. 100-102) as
                                                    amended.
AM2.................   Spouse or Child of AM1....  584(b)(1)(A) and
                                                    584(b)(1)(B) of the
                                                    Foreign Operations,
                                                    Export Financing,
                                                    and Related Programs
                                                    Appropriations Act,
                                                    1988 (as contained
                                                    in section 101(e) of
                                                    Public Law 100-102)
                                                    as amended.
AM3.................   Natural Mother of AM1 (and   584(b)(1)(A) and
                       Spouse or Child of Such      584(b)(1)(C) of the
                       Mother) or Person Who has    Foreign Operations,
                       Acted in Effect as the       Export Financing,
                       Mother, Father, or Next-of-  and Related Programs
                       Kin of AM1 (and Spouse or    Appropriations Act,
                       Child of Such Person).       1988 (as contained
                                                    in section 101(e) of
                                                    Public Law 100-102)
                                                    as amended.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Special Immigrants
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SB1.................   Returning Resident........   101(a)(27)(A).
SC1.................   Person Who Lost U.S.         101(a)(27)(B) &
                       Citizenship by Marriage.     324(a).
SC2.................   Person Who Lost U.S.         101(a)(27)(B) & 327.
                       Citizenship by Serving in
                       Foreign Armed Forces.
SI1.................  Certain Aliens Employed by   Section 1059 of Pub.
                       the U.S. Government in       L. 109-163 as
                       Iraq or Afghanistan as       amended by Pub. L.
                       Translators or               110-36.
                       Interpreters.
SI2.................  Spouse of SI1..............   Section 1059 of Pub.
                                                    L. 109-163 as
                                                    amended by Pub. L.
                                                    110-36.
SI3.................  Child of SI1...............   Section 1059 of Pub.
                                                    L. 109-163 as
                                                    amended by Pub. L.
                                                    110-36.
SM1.................   Alien Recruited Outside      101(a)(27)(K).
                       the United States Who Has
                       Served or is Enlisted to
                       Serve in the U.S. Armed
                       Forces for 12 Years.

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SM2.................   Spouse of SM1.............   101(a)(27)(K).
SM3.................   Child of SM1..............   101(a)(27)(K).
SQ1.................   Certain Iraqis or Afghans    Section 602(b),
                       Employed by or on Behalf     Division F, Title
                       of the U.S. Government.      VI, Omnibus
                                                    Appropriations Act
                                                    of 2009, Pub. L. 111-
                                                    8 and Section 1244
                                                    of Pub. L. 110-181.
SQ2.................   Spouse of SQ1.............   Section 602(b),
                                                    Division F, Title
                                                    VI, Omnibus
                                                    Appropriations Act
                                                    of 2009, Pub. L. 111-
                                                    8 and Section 1244
                                                    of Pub. L. 110-181.
SQ3.................   Child of SQ1..............   Section 602(b),
                                                    Division F, Title
                                                    VI, Omnibus
                                                    Appropriations Act
                                                    of 2009, Pub. L. 111-
                                                    8 and Section 1244
                                                    of Pub. L. 110-181.
SU2.................   Spouse of U1..............   INA 245(m)(3) & INA
                                                    101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
SU3.................  Child of U1................   INA 245(m)(3) & INA
                                                    101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
SU5.................   Parent of U1..............   INA 245(m)(3) & INA
                                                    101(a)(15)(U)(ii).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Family-Sponsored Preferences
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Family 1st Preference
------------------------------------------------------------------------
F11.................   Unmarried Son or Daughter    203(a)(1).
                       of U.S. Citizen.
F12.................  Child of F11...............  203(d) & 203(a)(1).
B11.................   Self-petition Unmarried      204(a)(1)(A)(iv) &
                       Son or Daughter of U.S.      203(a)(1).
                       Citizen.
B12.................   Child of B11..............   203(d),
                                                    204(a)(1)(A)(iv) &
                                                    203(a)(1).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Family 2nd Preference (Subject to Country Limitations)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
F21.................   Spouse of Lawful Permanent   203(a)(2)(A).
                       Resident.
F22.................  Child of Lawful Permanent    203(a)(2)(A).
                       Resident.
F23.................  Child of F21 or F22........  203(d) &
                                                    203(a)(2)(A).
F24.................  Unmarried Son or Daughter    203(a)(2)(B).
                       of Lawful Permanent
                       Resident.
F25.................  Child of F24...............   203(d) &
                                                    203(a)(2)(B).
C21.................   Spouse of Lawful Permanent   203(a)(2)(A) & 216.
                       Resident (Conditional).
C22.................   Child of Alien Resident     203(a)(2)(A) & 216.
                       (Conditional).
C23.................   Child of C21 or C22         203(d) & 203(a)(2)(A)
                       (Conditional).               & 216.
C24.................   Unmarried Son or Daughter    203(a)(2)(B) & 216.
                       of Lawful Permanent
                       Resident (Conditional).
C25.................   Child of F24 (Conditional)   203(d) &
                                                    203(a)(2)(B) & 216.
B21.................   Self-petition Spouse of      204(a)(1)(B)(ii).
                       Lawful Permanent Resident.
B22.................   Self-petition Child of       204(a)(1)(B)(iii).
                       Lawful Permanent Resident.
B23.................   Child of B21 or B22.......   203(d) &
                                                    204(a)(1)(B)(ii).
B24.................   Self-petition Unmarried     204(a)(1)(B)(iii).
                       Son or Daughter of Lawful
                       Permanent Resident.
B25.................   Child of B24..............   203(d) &
                                                    204(a)(1)(B)(iii).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Family 2nd Preference (Exempt from Country Limitations)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
FX1.................   Spouse of Lawful Permanent   202(a)(4)(A) &
                       Resident.                    203(a)(2)(A).
FX2.................   Child of Lawful Permanent   202(a)(4)(A) &
                       Resident.                    203(a)(2)(A).
FX3.................   Child of FX1 or FX2.......   202(a)(4)(A) &
                                                    203(a)(2)(A) &
                                                    203(d).
CX1.................   Spouse of Lawful Permanent   202(a)(4)(A) &
                       Resident (Conditional).      203(a)(2)(A) & 216.
CX2.................   Child of Lawful Permanent   202(a)(4)(A) &
                       Resident (Conditional).      203(a)(2)(A) & 216.
CX3.................   Child of CX1 or CX2         202(a)(4)(A) &
                       (Conditional).               203(a)(2)(A) &
                                                    203(d) & 216.
BX1.................   Self-petition Spouse of     204(a)(1)(B)(ii).
                       Lawful Permanent Resident.
BX2.................   Self-petition Child of      204(a)(1)(B)(iii).
                       Lawful Permanent Resident.
BX3.................   Child of BX1 or BX2.......   204(a)(1)(B)(ii) &
                                                    203(d).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Family 3rd Preference
------------------------------------------------------------------------
F31.................   Married Son or Daughter of   203(a)(3).
                       U.S. Citizen.
F32.................  Spouse of F31..............   203(d) & 203(a)(3).
F33.................  Child of F31...............   203(d) & 203(a)(3).
C31.................   Married Son or Daughter of   203(a)(3) & 216.
                       U.S. Citizen (Conditional).
C32.................   Spouse of C31                203(d) & 203(a)(3) &
                       (Conditional).               216.
C33.................   Child of C31 (Conditional)   203(d) & 203(a)(3) &
                                                    216.
B31.................   Self-petition Married Son    204(a)(1)(A)(iv) &
                       or Daughter of U.S.          203(a)(3).
                       Citizen.
B32.................   Spouse of B31.............   203(d),
                                                    204(a)(1)(A)(iv) &
                                                    203(a)(3).
B33.................   Child of B31..............   203(d),
                                                    204(a)(1)(A)(iv) &
                                                    203(a)(3).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Family 4th Preference
------------------------------------------------------------------------
F41.................   Brother or Sister of U.S.   203(a)(4).
                       Citizen at Least 21 Years
                       of Age.

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F42.................  Spouse of F41..............   203(d) & 203(a)(4).
F43.................   Child of F41..............   203(d) & 203(a)(4).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Employment-Based Preferences
              Employment 1st Preference (Priority Workers)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
E11.................   Alien with Extraordinary     203(b)(1)(A).
                       Ability.
E12.................   Outstanding Professor or     203(b)(1)(B).
                       Researcher.
E13.................   Multinational Executive or  203(b)(1)(C).
                       Manager.
E14.................   Spouse of E11, E12, or E13  203(d) & 203(b)(1)(A)
                                                    & 203(b)(1)(B) &
                                                    203(b)(1)(C).
E15.................   Child of E11, E12, or E13.   203(d) &
                                                    203(b)(1)(A) &
                                                    203(b)(1)(B) &
                                                    203(b)(1)(C).
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Employment 2nd Preference (Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees or
                     Persons of Exceptional Ability)
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E21.................   Professional Holding        203(b)(2).
                       Advanced Degree or Alien
                       of Exceptional Ability.
E22.................   Spouse of E21.............   203(d) & 203(b)(2).
E23.................   Child of E21..............   203(d) & 203(b)(2).
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  Employment 3rd Preference (Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other
                                Workers)
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E31.................   Skilled Worker............   203(b)(3)(A)(i).
E32.................   Professional Holding         203(b)(3)(A)(ii).
                       Baccalaureate Degree.
E34.................   Spouse of E31 or E32......   203(d) &
                                                    203(b)(3)(A)(i) &
                                                    203(b)(3)(A)(ii).
E35.................   Child of E31 or E32.......   203(d) &
                                                    203(b)(3)(A)(i) &
                                                    203(b)(3)(A)(ii).
EW3.................   Other Worker (Subgroup       203(b)(3)(A)(iii).
                       Numerical Limit).
EW4.................   Spouse of EW3.............  203(d) &
                                                    203(b)(3)(A)(iii).
EW5.................   Child of EW3..............   203(d) &
                                                    203(b)(3)(A)(iii).
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         Employment 4th Preference (Certain Special Immigrants)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BC1.................   Broadcaster in the U.S.      101(a)(27)(M) &
                       employed by the              203(b)(4).
                       International Broadcasting
                       Bureau of the Broadcasting
                       Board of Governors or a
                       grantee of such
                       organization.
BC2.................  Accompanying spouse of BC1.   101(a)(27)(M) &
                                                    203(b)(4).
BC3.................  Accompanying child of BC1..  101(a)(27)(M) &
                                                    203(b)(4).
SD1.................  Minister of Religion.......  101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(I)
                                                    & 203(b)(4).
SD2.................  Spouse of SD1..............  101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(I)
                                                    & 203(b)(4).
SD3.................  Child of SD1...............  101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(I)
                                                    & 203(b)(4).
SE1.................  Certain Employees or Former  101(a)(27)(D) &
                       Employees of the U.S.        203(b)(4).
                       Government Abroad.
SE2.................  Spouse of SE1..............   101(a)(27)(D) &
                                                    203(b)(4).
SE3.................  Child of SE1...............  101(a)(27)(D) &
                                                    203(b)(4).
SF1.................  Certain Former Employees of  101(a)(27)(E) & 203
                       the Panama Canal Company     (b)(4).
                       or Canal Zone Government.
SF2.................  Spouse or Child of SF1.....  101(a)(27)(E) & 203
                                                    (b)(4).
SG1.................   Certain Former Employees    101(a)(27)(F) & 203
                       of the U.S. Government in    (b)(4).
                       the Panama Canal Zone.
SG2.................   Spouse or Child of SG1....  101(a)(27)(F) & 203
                                                    (b)(4).
SH1.................   Certain Former Employees     101(a)(27)(G) & 203
                       of the Panama Canal          (b)(4).
                       Company or Canal Zone
                       Government on April 1,
                       1979.
SH2.................  Spouse or Child of SH1.....  101(a)(27)(G) &
                                                    203(b)(4).
SJ1.................  Certain Foreign Medical       101(a)(27)(H).
                       Graduates (Adjustments
                       Only).
SJ2.................  Accompanying Spouse or        101(a)(27)(H) &
                       Child of SJ1.                203(b)(4).
SK1.................   Certain Retired             101(a)(27)(I)(iii) &
                       International Organization   203(b)(4).
                       employees.
SK2.................   Spouse of SK1.............   101(a)(27)(I)(iv) &
                                                    203(b)(4).
SK3.................   Certain Unmarried Sons or    101(a)(27)(I)(i) &
                       Daughters of an              203(b)(4).
                       International Organization
                       Employee.
SK4.................   Certain Surviving Spouses    101(a)(27)(I)(ii) &
                       of a deceased                203(b)(4).
                       International Organization
                       Employee.
SL1.................   Juvenile Court Dependent    101(a)(27)(J) &
                       (Adjustment Only).           203(b)(4).
SN1.................   Certain retired NATO6        101(a)(27)(L) &
                       civilians.                   203(b)(4).
SN2.................   Spouse of SN1.............   101(a)(27)(L) &
                                                    203(b)(4).
SN3.................   Certain unmarried sons or   101(a)(27)(L) &
                       daughters of NATO6           203(b)(4).
                       civilian employees.
SN4.................   Certain surviving spouses    101(a)(27)(L) &
                       of deceased NATO6 civilian   203(b)(4).
                       employees.
SP..................  Alien Beneficiary of a       Section 421 of Public
                       petition or labor            Law 107-56.
                       certification application
                       filed prior to September
                       11, 2001, if the petition
                       or application was
                       rendered void due to a
                       terrorist act of September
                       11, 2001. Spouse, child of
                       such alien, or the
                       grandparent of a child
                       orphaned by a terrorist
                       act of September 11, 2001.
SR1.................   Certain Religious Workers.  101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(II)
                                                    & (III) as amended,
                                                    & 203(b)(4).
SR2.................   Spouse of SR1.............  101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(II)
                                                    & (III) as amended,
                                                    & 203(b)(4).
SR3.................   Child of SR1..............   101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(II
                                                    ) & (III) as
                                                    amended, &
                                                    203(b)(4).
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   Employment 5th Preference (Employment Creation Conditional Status)
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C51.................   Employment Creation          203(b)(5)(A).
                       OUTSIDE Targeted Areas.
C52.................   Spouse of C51.............   203(d) &
                                                    203(b)(5)(A).
C53.................   Child of C51..............   203(d) &
                                                    203(b)(5)(A).
T51.................   Employment Creation IN       203(b)(5)(B).
                       Targeted Rural/High
                       Unemployment Area.
T52.................   Spouse of T51.............  203(d) & 203
                                                    (b)(5)(B).
T53.................   Child of T51..............  203(d) &
                                                    203(b)(5)(B).
R51.................   Investor Pilot Program,      203(b)(5) & Sec. 610
                       Not in Targeted Area.        of the Departments
                                                    of Commerce,
                                                    Justice, and State,
                                                    the Judiciary and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Act,
                                                    1993 (Pub. L. 102-
                                                    395), as amended.
R52.................   Spouse of R51.............   203(d) & 203(b)(5) &
                                                    Sec. 610 of the
                                                    Departments of
                                                    Commerce, Justice,
                                                    and State, the
                                                    Judiciary and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Act,
                                                    1993 (Pub. L. 102-
                                                    395), as amended.
R53.................   Child of R51..............  203(d) & 203(b)(5) &
                                                    Sec. 610 of the
                                                    Departments of
                                                    Commerce, Justice,
                                                    and State, the
                                                    Judiciary and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Act,
                                                    1993 (Pub. L. 102-
                                                    395), as amended.
I51.................  Investor Pilot Program, in   203(b)(5) & Sec. 610
                       Targeted Area.               of the Departments
                                                    of Commerce,
                                                    Justice, and State,
                                                    the Judiciary and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Act,
                                                    1993 (Pub. L. 102-
                                                    395), as amended.
 I52................   Spouse of I51.............  203(d) & 203(b)(5) &
                                                    Sec. 610 of the
                                                    Departments of
                                                    Commerce, Justice,
                                                    and State, the
                                                    Judiciary and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Act,
                                                    1993 (Pub. L. 102-
                                                    395), as amended.
I53.................   Child of I51..............   203(d) & 203(b)(5) &
                                                    Sec. 610 of the
                                                    Departments of
                                                    Commerce, Justice,
                                                    and State, the
                                                    Judiciary and
                                                    Related Agencies
                                                    Appropriations Act,
                                                    1993 (Pub. L. 102-
                                                    395), as amended.
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                  Other Numerically Limited Categories
                          Diversity Immigrants
------------------------------------------------------------------------
DV1.................   Diversity Immigrant.......   203(c).
DV2.................   Spouse of DV1.............   203(d) & 203(c).
DV3.................   Child of DV1..............   203(d) & 203(c).
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    November 16, 2009.
Michael D. Kirby,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E9-28277 Filed 11-24-09; 8:45 am]
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