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Part E - Cultural Visitors (Q)

Resources

Legal Authorities

8 CFR 103.2(b)(19) - Notification

8 CFR 103.2(b)(8) - Request for Evidence

8 CFR 103.3 - Denials, appeals, and precedent decisions

8 CFR 103.3(a)(2) - AAO appeals

8 CFR 103.5(a)(1)(ii) - Jurisdiction

8 CFR 214.2(q) - Cultural visitors

8 CFR 214.2(q)(1)(iii) - Definitions

8 CFR 214.2(q)(11)(ii) - Wages and working conditions

8 CFR 214.2(q)(2)(ii) - Limitation on admission

8 CFR 214.2(q)(3)(iii)(B) - Cultural component

8 CFR 214.2(q)(3)(iii)(C) - Work component

8 CFR 214.2(q)(3)(iv) - Requirements for international cultural exchange visitors

8 CFR 214.2(q)(4)(i)(A) - Supporting documentation

8 CFR 214.2(q)(4)(i)(B), (C), (D), and (E) - Supporting documentation

8 CFR 214.2(q)(4)(i)(C) - Supporting documentation

8 CFR 214.2(q)(4)(ii)(A) - Supporting documentation

8 CFR 214.2(q)(4)(ii)(B) - Supporting documentation

8 CFR 214.2(q)(5)(i) - Filing of petitions, General

8 CFR 214.2(q)(5)(ii) - Petitions for multiple participants

8 CFR 214.2(q)(5)(iii) - Service, labor, or training in more than one location

8 CFR 214.2(q)(5)(iv) - Service, labor, or training for more than one employer

8 CFR 214.2(q)(5)(v) - Change of employers

8 CFR 214.2(q)(6) - Substitution or replacements of participants in an international cultural exchange visitor program

8 CFR 214.2(q)(7)(iii) - Approval of petition for international cultural exchange visitor program

8 CFR 214.2(q)(7)(iv) - Approval of petition for international cultural exchange visitor program

8 CFR 214.2(q)(8)(i) - Notice of denial

8 CFR 214.2(q)(9)(ii) - Automatic revocation

8 CFR 214.2(q)(9)(iii) - Revocation on notice

8 CFR 214.2(q)(9)(iv) - Notice and decision

8 CFR 214.2(q)(9)(v) - Appeal of a revocation of a petition

8 CFR 248.3(a) - Requests by petitioners

8 CFR 248.3(g) - Denial of application

INA 101(a)(15)(Q) - Definition of Q nonimmigrant classification

INA 214(c) - Admission of nonimmigrants

Appendices

No appendices available at this time.

Updates

POLICY ALERT - Nonimmigrant Cultural Visitor (Q) Visa Classification

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the nonimmigrant cultural visitor visa classification, commonly known as the “Q” visa category.

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POLICY ALERT - Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements Final Rule

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to align with the Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2020. This guidance becomes effective October 2, 2020. For information regarding implementation, see our litigation summary.

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Technical Update - Moving the Adjudicator’s Field Manual Content into the USCIS Policy Manual

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating and incorporating relevant Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) content into the USCIS Policy Manual. As that process is ongoing, USCIS has moved any remaining AFM content to its corresponding USCIS Policy Manual Part, in PDF format, until relevant AFM content has been properly incorporated into the USCIS Policy Manual. To the extent that a provision in the USCIS Policy Manual conflicts with remaining AFM content or Policy Memoranda, the updated information in the USCIS Policy Manual prevails. To find remaining AFM content, see the crosswalk (PDF) between the AFM and the Policy Manual.

Technical Update - Replacing the Term “Foreign National”

This technical update replaces all instances of the term “foreign national” with “alien” throughout the Policy Manual as used to refer to a person who meets the definition provided in INA 101(a)(3) [“any person not a citizen or national of the United States”].