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[Federal Register: August 6, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 151)]
[Notices]               
[Page 50973-50974]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr06au02-110]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 4075] (TE)

 
Bureau of Consular Affairs; Certain Foreign Passports Validity

    In accordance with section 212(a)(7)(B) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(7)(B)), a nonimmigrant alien who 
makes an application for a visa or for admission into the United States 
is required to possess a passport that: (1) Is valid for a minimum of 
six months beyond the date of the expiration of the initial period of 
the alien's admission into the United States or contemplated initial 
period of stay and, (2) authorizes the alien to return to the country 
from which he or she came, or to proceed to

[[Page 50974]]

and enter some other country during such period. Because of the 
foregoing requirement, certain competent authorities have agreed that 
their passports will be recognized as valid for the return of the 
bearer for a period of six months beyond the expiration date specified 
in the passport, thereby effectively extending the validity period of 
the foreign passport an additional six months beyond its expiration 
date, see 22 CFR 41.104(b).
    This public notice adds Bolivia and Latvia to the list of competent 
authorities that have provided the necessary assurances to the 
Government of the United States. The updated list of competent 
authorities which have made the necessary assurances is shown below:

Table of Foreign Passports Recognized for Extended Validity

Algeria
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas, The
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cote D'Ivoire
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guinea
Hong Kong (Certificates of identity & passports)
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Korea
Kuwait
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Macau
Madagascar
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Russia
Senegal
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Venezuela
Zimbabwe

    Public Notice 3562 of February 2, 2001, published at 66 FR 8836 is 
hereby superseded.

    Dated: July 8, 2002.
Mary A. Ryan,
Asssistant Secretary for Consular Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 02-19836 Filed 8-5-02; 8:45 am]
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