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9 FAM 42 IMMIGRANT VISAS



-42.1 Aliens Not Required to Obtain Immigrant Visas
-42.1 Notes
-42.1 Exhibit I - Excerpt from 8 CFR
-42.2 Aliens Not Required to Present Passports
-42.2 Notes
-42.11 Classification Symbols
-42.12 Rules of Chargeability
-42.12 Notes
-42.12 Exhibit I - Foreign States Subject to Annual Limitation Pursuant to INA 202(a)
-42.12 Exhibit II - Dependent Areas Subject to Annual Limitation Pursuant to INA 202(a)
-42.21 Immediate Relatives
-42.21 Notes
-42.21 Exhibit I - Form I-604 Request for and Report on Overseas Orphan Investigation
-42.21 Exhibit II - Excerpt from 8 CFR 204.3
-42.21 Exhibit III - Form I-600-A
-42.21 Exhibit V - State Level Adoption Contacts
-42.21 Exhibit VI - Excerpt from 8 CFR 204.3(d)
-42.21 Exhibit VII - Excerpt from 8 CFR 204.4
-42.21 Exhibit VIII - "Article 5" Letter of Convention Adoption
-42.21 Exhibit IX - Hague Adoption Certificate
-42.22 Returning Resident Aliens
-42.22 Notes
-42.22 Exhibit III - Form DS-117 Application to Determine Returning Resident Status
-42.22 Exhibit IV - Sample Boarding Authorization to Transportation Line
-42.23 Certain Former U.S. Citizens
-42.23 Notes
-42.24 Amerasians Eligible Under Pub. L. 100-202
-42.31 Family Sponsored Immigrants
-42.31 Notes
-42.32 Employment-Based Immigrants
-42.32(a) First Preference - Priority Workers
-42.32(a) Notes
-42.32(b) Second Preference-Professionals with Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability
-42.32(b) Notes
- 42.32(c) Third Preference-Skilled Workers, Professionals, Other Workers
-42.32(c) Notes
-42.32(d) Fourth Preference Special Immigrants - Certain U.S. Government Employees
-42.32(d)(1) Fourth Preference Special Immigrants-Religious Workers
-42.32(d)(1) Notes
-42.32(d)(2) Fourth Preference Special Immigrants - Certain U.S. Government Employees
-42.32(d)(2) Notes
-42.32(d)(2) Procedural Notes
-42.32(d)(3) Panama Canal Employees
-42.32(d)(3) Notes
-42.32(d)(4) Spouse and Children of Certain Foreign Medical Graduates
-42.32(d)(4) Notes
-42.32(d)(5) Fourth Preference Special Immigrants - Certain International Organization and NATO Civilian Employees
-42.32(d)(5) Notes
-42.32(d)(6) Fourth Preference Special Immigrants-Certain Juvenile Court Dependents
-42.32(d)(6) Notes
-42.32(d)(7) Certain Members of United States Armed Forces Recruited Abroad
-42.32(d)(7) Notes
-42.32(d)(7) Procedural Notes
-42.32(d)(8) Fourth Preference Certain International Broadcasting Employees
-42.32(d)(8) Notes
-42.32(d)(9) Fourth Preference Special Immigrants - Victims of Terrorism
-42.32(d)(9) Notes
-42.32(d)(10) Fourth Preference Special Immigrants - Certain Special Immigrant Translators
-42.32(d)(10) Notes
-42.32(d)(11) Fourth Preference - Special Immigrants
-42.32(d)(11) Notes
-42.32(e) Fifth Preference-Employment-Creation Immigrants
-42.32(e) Notes
-42.33 Diversity Immigrants
-42.33 Notes
-42.33 Procedural Notes
-42.41 Effect of Approved Petition
-42.41 Notes
-42.41 Procedural Notes
-42.41 Exhibit I - Excerpt from 8 CFR 204.5(f)
-42.42 Petitions for Immediate Relative or Preference Status
-42.42 Notes
-42.42 Procedural Notes
-42.43 Suspension or Termination of Action in Petition Cases
-42.43 Notes
-42.43 Procedural Notes
-42.44 Changes to DNA Relationship Testing Procedures
-42.44 Notes
-42.44 Exhibit I - Sample DNA Accountability Log
-42.51 Department Control of Numerical Limitations
-42.51 Notes
-42.51 Procedural Notes
-42.52 Post Records of Visa Applications
-42.52 Notes
-42.53 Priority Date of Individual Applicants
-42.53 Notes
-42.53 Procedural Notes
-42.53 Exhibit I
-42.53 Exhibit II
-42.54 Order of Consideration
-42.55 Reports on Numbers and Priority Dates of Applications on Record
-42.55 Notes
-42.55 Procedural Notes
-42.61 Place of Application for Immigrant Visas
-42.61 Notes
-42.61 Procedural Notes
-42.61 Exhibit I - List of Homeless Nationalities and Selected Processing Posts
-42.62 Personal Appearance and Interview of Applicant
-42.62 Notes
-42.62 Procedural Notes
-42.63 Application Forms and Other Documentation
-42.63 Notes
-42.63 Procedural Notes
-42.63 Exhibit I - Sample Notification to Petitioner
-42.64 Passport Requirements
-42.64 Notes
-42.64 Procedural Notes
-42.65 Supporting Documents
-42.65 Notes
-42.65 Procedural Notes
-42.66 Medical Examination
-42.66 Notes
-42.66 Exhibit I - Sample Written Agreement with Medical Panel Physicians
-42.66 Exhibit II - How to Select a Panel Physician
-42.67 Execution of Application, Registration, and Fingerprinting
-42.67 Notes
-42.67 Exhibit I
-42.67 Exhibit II Proxy Signature
-42.68 Informal Evaluation of Family Members If Principal Applicant Precedes Them
-42.68 Notes
-42.68 Procedural Notes
-42.71 Authority to Issue Visas; Visa Fees
-42.71 Notes
-42.71 Procedural Notes
-42.72 Validity of Visas
-42.72 Notes
-42.72 Procedural Notes
-42.73 Procedure in Issuing Visas
-42.73 Notes
-42.73 Procedural Notes
-42.73 Exhibit I - U.S. Postal Service Two-Letter State and Territory Abbreviations
-42.73 Exhibit II - Illustration of Immigrant Visa Envelope
-42.73 Exhibit III - Letter to All Immigrants and Refugees Regarding Social Security Numbers
-42.73 Exhibit IV - Notice of Duty to Register with U.S. Selective Service
-42.74 Issuance of New or Replacement Visas
-42.74 Notes
-42.81 Procedure in Refusing Individual Visas
-42.81 Notes
-42.81 Procedural Notes
-42.82 Revocation of Visas
-42.82 Notes
-42.82 Exhibit I - Sample Letter of Revocation of Immigrant Visa
-42.83 Termination of Registration
-42.83 Notes
-42.83 Procedural Notes
-42.83 Exhibit I - Notice of Termination of Registration
-42.83 Exhibit II - Final Notice of Cancellation of Registration

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