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[FR Doc No: 2013-27303]



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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Part 41

[Public Notice 8517]
RIN 1400-AD42


Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants--Visa Classification; T 
Visa Class

AGENCY: State Department.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule is being promulgated to add a new visa 
classification symbol to the nonimmigrant classification table in our 
regulations. This amendment is necessary to implement legislation that 
created an additional nonimmigrant classification as described herein.

DATES: This rule is effective November 18, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren A. Prosnik, Legislation and 
Regulations Division, Visa Services, Department of State, 2401 E Street 
NW., Room L-603D, Washington, DC 20520-0106, (202) 663-1260.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Why is the Department promulgating this rule?

    Section 1221 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 
2013 (Pub. L. 113-4) amended Section 101(a)(15)(T)(ii)(III) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act by adding a derivative ``T'' visa 
class. The T-6 visa would be available to eligible adult and minor 
children of a derivative beneficiary of a T-1 principal alien whom the 
Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the law 
enforcement officer investigating a severe form of trafficking, 
determines faces a present danger of retaliation as a result of the 
alien's escape from trafficking or cooperation with law enforcement to 
accompany or follow to join the principal alien. This rule amends 22 
CFR 41.12 to include the T-6 visa classification in the chart of 
nonimmigrant visa classification symbols.

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 rulemaking procedures set forth at 5 U.S.C. 553.

Regulatory Flexibility Act/Executive Order 13272: 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 by the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 603 and 604). Nonetheless, consistent with 
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, since it involves creating a 
nonimmigrant visa category for certain victims of trafficking.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, 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.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    This rule is not a major rule as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804. The 
Department is aware of no monetary effect on the economy that would 
result from this rulemaking, nor will there be any increase in costs or 
prices; or any effect on competition, employment, investment, 
productivity, innovation, or 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 this 
regulation, i.e., complying with a Congressional mandate and providing 
a nonimmigrant visa category for certain victims of trafficking, 
outweigh any cost. The Department does not consider this rule to be a 
significant rulemaking action.

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. The rule will not have federalism 
implications warranting the application of Executive Orders 12372 and 
13132.

Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform

    The Department has reviewed the regulation in light of sections 
3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, 
minimize litigation, establish clear legal standards, and reduce 
burden.

Executive Order 13563: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

    The Department has considered this rule in light of Executive Order 
13563, dated January 18, 2011, and affirms that this regulation is 
consistent with the guidance therein.

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 
beyond what is already required of other nonimmigrant visa applicants.

List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 41

    Aliens, Foreign Officials, Immigration, Documentation of 
nonimmigrants, Passports and visas.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Department of State 
amends 22 CFR Part 41 to read as follows:

PART 41--VISAS: DOCUMENTATION OF NONIMMIGRANTS UNDER THE 
IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT, AS 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; 8 U.S.C. 1185 note (section 7209 of Pub. L. 108-
458, as amended by section 546 of Pub. L. 109-295).

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2. Section 41.12 is revised 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:

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            Symbol                      Class            Section of law
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A1............................  Ambassador, Public     101(a)(15)(A)(i).
                                 Minister, Career
                                 Diplomat or Consular
                                 Officer, or
                                 Immediate Family.
A2............................  Other Foreign          101(a)(15)(A)(ii)
                                 Government Official    .
                                 or Employee, or
                                 Immediate Family.
A3............................  Attendant, Servant,    101(a)(15)(A)(iii
                                 or 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.
D.............................  Crewmember (Sea or     101(a)(15)(D).
                                 Air).
E1............................  Treaty Trader, Spouse  101(a)(15)(E)(i).
                                 or Child.
E2............................  Treaty Investor,       101(a)(15)(E)(ii)
                                 Spouse or Child.       .
E3............................  Australian Treaty      101(a)(15)(E)(iii
                                 Alien 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          101(a)(15)(F)(i).
                                 academic 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   101(a)(15)(G)(ii)
                                 of 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,    101(a)(15)(G)(v).
                                 or Personal Employee
                                 of G1 through G4, or
                                 Immediate Family.
H1B...........................  Alien in a Specialty   101(a)(15)(H)(i)(
                                 Occupation             b).
                                 (Profession).
H1B1..........................  Chilean or             101(a)(15)(H)(i)(
                                 Singaporean National   b1).
                                 to Work in a
                                 Specialty Occupation.
H1C...........................  Nurse in health        101(a)(15)(H)(i)(
                                 professional           c).
                                 shortage area.
H2A...........................  Temporary Worker       101(a)(15)(H)(ii)
                                 Performing             (a).
                                 Agricultural
                                 Services Unavailable
                                 in the United States.
H2B...........................  Temporary Worker       101(a)(15)(H)(ii)
                                 Performing Other       (b).
                                 Services Unavailable
                                 in the United States.
H3............................  Trainee..............  101(a)(15)(H)(iii
                                                        ).
H4............................  Spouse or Child of     101(a)(15)(H)(iv)
                                 Alien Classified H1B/  .
                                 B1/C, H2A/B/R, 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.         101(a)(15)(K)(ii)
                                 citizen awaiting       .
                                 availability of
                                 immigrant visa.
K4............................  Child of K3..........  101(a)(15)(K)(iii
                                                        ).
L1............................  Intracompany           101(a)(15)(L).
                                 Transferee
                                 (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      101(a)(15)(N)(ii)
                                 SK1, 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.

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NATO 2........................  Other Representative   Art. 13, 5 UST
                                 of member state to     1094; Art. 1, 4
                                 NATO (including any    UST 1794; Art.
                                 of its Subsidiary      3, 4 UST 1796.
                                 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.
NATO 3........................  Official Clerical      Art. 14, 5 UST
                                 Staff Accompanying     1096.
                                 Representative of
                                 Member State to NATO
                                 (including any of
                                 its Subsidiary
                                 Bodies), or
                                 Immediate Family.
NATO 4........................  Official of NATO       Art. 18, 5 UST
                                 (Other Than Those      1098.
                                 Classifiable as
                                 NATO1), or Immediate
                                 Family.
NATO 5........................  Experts, Other Than    Art. 21, 5 UST
                                 NATO Officials         1100.
                                 Classifiable Under
                                 NATO4, Employed in
                                 Missions on Behalf
                                 of NATO, and their
                                 Dependents.
NATO 6........................  Member of a Civilian   Art. 1, 4 UST
                                 Component              1794; Art. 3, 5
                                 Accompanying a Force   UST 877.
                                 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,    Arts. 12-20, 5
                                 or Personal Employee   UST 1094-1098.
                                 of NATO1, NATO2,
                                 NATO 3, NATO4,
                                 NATO5, and NATO6
                                 Classes, or
                                 Immediate Family.
O1............................  Alien with             101(a)(15)(O)(i).
                                 Extraordinary
                                 Ability in Sciences,
                                 Arts, Education,
                                 Business or
                                 Athletics.
O2............................  Alien Accompanying     101(a)(15)(O)(ii)
                                 and Assisting in the   .
                                 Artistic or Athletic
                                 Performance by O1.
O3............................  Spouse or Child of O1  101(a)(15)(O)(iii
                                 or O2.                 ).
P1............................  Internationally        101(a)(15)(P)(i).
                                 Recognized Athlete
                                 or Member of
                                 Internationally
                                 Recognized
                                 Entertainment Group.
P2............................  Artist or Entertainer  101(a)(15)(P)(ii)
                                 in a Reciprocal        .
                                 Exchange Program.
P3............................  Artist or Entertainer  101(a)(15)(P)(iii
                                 in a Culturally        ).
                                 Unique Program.
P4............................  Spouse or Child of     101(a)(15)(P)(iv)
                                 P1, P2, or P3.         .
Q1............................  Participant in an      101(a)(15)(Q)(i).
                                 International
                                 Cultural Exchange
                                 Program.
Q2............................  Irish Peace Program    101(a)(15)(Q)(ii)
                                 Participant.           (I).
Q3............................  Spouse or Child of Q2  101(a)(15)(Q)(ii)
                                                        (II).
R1............................  Alien in a Religious   101(a)(15)(R).
                                 Occupation.
R2............................  Spouse or Child of R1  101(a)(15)(R).
S5............................  Certain Aliens         101(a)(15)(S)(i).
                                 Supplying Critical
                                 Information Relating
                                 to a Criminal
                                 Organization or
                                 Enterprise.
S6............................  Certain Aliens         101(a)(15)(S)(ii)
                                 Supplying Critical     .
                                 Information Relating
                                 to Terrorism.
S7............................  Qualified Family       101(a)(15)(S).
                                 Member of S5 or S6.
T1............................  Victim of a severe     101(a)(15)(T)(i).
                                 form 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 a T1 under   101(a)(15)(T)(ii)
                                 21 years of age.       .
T5............................  Unmarried Sibling      101(a)(15)(T)(ii)
                                 under age 18 of T1     .
                                 under 21 years of
                                 age.
T6............................  Adult or Minor Child   101(a)(15)(T)(ii)
                                 of a Derivative        .
                                 Beneficiary of a T1.
TN............................  NAFTA Professional...  214(e)(2).
TD............................  Spouse or Child of a   214(e)(2).
                                 NAFTA 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.          .
U5............................  Unmarried Sibling      101(a)(15)(U)(ii)
                                 under age 18 of U1     .
                                 under 21 years of
                                 age.
V1............................  Spouse of a Lawful     101(a)(15)(V)(i)
                                 Permanent Resident     or
                                 Alien Awaiting         101(a)(15)(V)(ii
                                 Availability of        ).
                                 Immigrant Visa.
V2............................  Child of a Lawful      101(a)(15)(V)(i)
                                 Permanent Resident     or
                                 Alien Awaiting         101(a)(15)(V)(ii
                                 Availability Of        ).
                                 Immigrant Visa.
V3............................  Child of a V1 or V2..  203(d) &
                                                        101(a)(15)(V)(i)
                                                        or 101
                                                        (a)(15)(V)(ii).
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    Dated: August 20, 2013.
Janice L. Jacobs,
Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Department of State.
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