The Department of State (DOS) finalized a new rule amending existing regulations governing the Teacher category of the Exchange Visitor Program (J visas). The rule was proposed on May 2, 2013 and finalized on January 29, 2016 [see 81 FR 4945, Jan. 29, 2016]. The new provisions became effective on February 29, 2016. Regulations governing the Exchange Visitor Program are found in 22 C.F.R. 62. Regulations regarding exchange visitor teachers are found primarily in 22 C.F.R. 62.24.
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