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Regulation Highlights - Final Rule in Regards to Subpart A of 22 CFR Part 62

On October 10, 2014, the Department of State released a revised final rule in regards to Subpart A of 22 CFR Part 62. Subpart A is the section within the regulations that covers all General Provisions for all J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. The Department of State is currently accepting final ruling comments for 60 days from the release day. They will then analyze and take all comment into consideration. Below summaries keys dates in this process:

  • Effective date: This rule is effective January 5, 2015.Show citation box
  • Comment date: The Department will accept written comments for up to 60 days until December 5, 2014.
  • Applicability date: The insurance amounts listed in 22 CFR 62.14(b)(1)-(4) and the provisions of 22 CFR 62.14(h) will be applicable on May 15, 2015.

This final ruling marks the first comprehensive modification to Subpart A of 22 CFR Part 62 since 1993. Per the executive summary the modifications reflect five significant changes, as well as minor, technical changes intended to clarify the existing language of the J-1 Visa Regulations. Our leaders at Alliance Abroad Group are actively involved in the process of researching and providing appropriate comments to the recommended changes of Subpart A. In fact a lot of the changes have already been incorporated in our business practices because the purpose rule was released on September 22, 2009. We are committed to excellence while facilitating our J-1 Visa Programs and by keeping you informed as new information arises. Interested in the full Department of State publications click here.

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