Department of State October 6, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Exchange Visitor Program-General Provisions
Document Number: 2014-23510
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Department of State
With this rulemaking, the Department of State is amending the general rules covering the Exchange Visitor Program that govern the designation of sponsors and the overall administration of the Program. This final rule encompasses technical changes to the general provisions and addresses public diplomacy and foreign policy concerns, including the Department's ability to monitor sponsors to protect the health, safety and welfare of foreign nationals who come to the United States as exchange visitors. The Department previously published a proposed rule, and, after analyzing the comments received, the Department is promulgating this final rule with request for comment and soliciting comments over a period of 60 days.