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[Federal Register: January 16, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 11)]
[Page 2366-2367]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Immigration and Naturalization Service

[AG Order No. 2645-2003]

Permission for Certain Nonimmigrant Aliens From Designated 
Countries To Register in a Timely Fashion

AGENCY: Immigration and Naturalization Service, Justice.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This Notice reopens the registration periods noticed in the 
Federal Register on November 6, 2002, 67 FR 67766, and November 22, 
2002, 67 FR 70526, to permit citizens or nationals of Afghanistan, 
Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, North 
Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab 
Emirates, or Yemen who were required to register under those notices 
but did not do so, to appear before, register with, and provide 
requested information to the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
between January 27, 2003, and February 7, 2003. Registration during 
this period shall be considered timely under the original notices.

EFFECTIVE DATES: This notice is effective on January 27, 2003. Aliens 
described in this notice may register and provide additional 
information to the Immigration and Naturalization Service on or before 
February 7, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Brown, Office of the General 
Counsel, Immigration and Naturalization Service, 425 I Street, NW., 
Room 6100, Washington, DC 20536, telephone (202) 514-2895.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 265(b) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (``Act''), as amended, 8 U.S.C. 1305(b), provides that

[t]he Attorney General may in his discretion, upon 10 days notice, 
require the natives of any one or more foreign states, or any class 
or group thereof, who are within the United States and who are 
required to be registered under this subchapter, to notify the 
Attorney General of their current addresses and furnish such 
additional information as the Attorney General may require.

    Additionally, section 263(a) of the Act, 8 U.S.C. 1303(a), provides 
that the Attorney General may ``prescribe special regulations and forms 
for the registration and fingerprinting of * * * aliens of any other 
class not lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent 
    The Attorney General has previously exercised his authority under 
these and other provisions of the Act to establish special registration 
procedures under 8 CFR 264.1(f). 67 FR 52584 (Aug. 12, 2002). These 
requirements are known as the National Security Entry--Exit 
Registration System (``NSEERS''). In accordance with the authority set 
forth in 8 CFR 264.1(f)(4), the Attorney General required certain 
nonimmigrant aliens who are nationals or citizens of Afghanistan, 
Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, North 
Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab 
Emirates, or Yemen to register and provide specific information to the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service. See 67 FR 67766 (Nov. 6, 2002); 
67 FR 70526 (Nov. 22, 2002) (the ``Groups I and II Notices'').
    Subsequent events have indicated that some number of individuals 
affected by the Groups I and II Notices remained unaware of the 
requirements of the notices, despite the publication of the notices in 
the Federal Register and the efforts of the Department to publicize the 
requirements. As an act of grace, and as an act that is entirely within 
the Attorney General's discretion, the Attorney General has decided to 
permit those individuals who were required to register under the Groups 
I and II Notices but who did not do so, an additional opportunity to 
register and provide information in a timely fashion. This exercise of 
discretion does not apply to an alien who was not covered by the Groups 
I and II Notices. Given the publication of multiple notices relating to 
other countries issued subsequent to the Groups I and II Notices, and 
the attendant publicity about NSEERS, aliens who are covered by other 
notices are not being, and should not expect to be, afforded an 
additional opportunity to comply with the requirements of the relevant 

Notice of Requirements for Registration of Certain Nonimmigrant Aliens 
From Designated Countries

    Pursuant to sections 261 through 266 of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (``Act''), as amended, 8 U.S.C. 1302 through 1306, and 
particularly sections 263(a) and 265(b) of the Act, 8 U.S.C. 1303(a) 
and 8 U.S.C. 1305(b), and 8 CFR 264.1(f), and as a matter of discretion 
only, I hereby order that a national or citizen of Afghanistan, 
Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, North 
Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab 
Emirates, or Yemen, who was required to register and provide 
information to the Immigration and Naturalization Service pursuant to 
the notices published in the Federal Register at 67 FR 67766 on 
November 6, 2002, and at 67 FR 70526 on November 22, 2002, and who did 
not do so, may do so between January 27, 2003, and February 7, 2003, 
inclusive, and that such registration will be considered to have been 
made in a timely fashion.

    Dated: January 14, 2003.
John Ashcroft,
Attorney General.

Appendix: Immigration and Naturalization Service, Offices for 
Registration of Certain Nonimmigrants Pursuant to Notice of January 16, 

Alaska--Anchorage, 620 East 10th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.
Arizona--Phoenix, 2035 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.
Arizona--Tucson, 6431 South Country Club Road, Tucson, Arizona 
Arkansas--Fort Smith, 4991 Old Greenwood Road, Fort Smith, Arkansas 
California--Fresno, 865 Fulton Mall, Fresno, California 93721.
California--Los Angeles, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Room 2024, 
Los Angeles, California 90012.
California--Sacramento, 650 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814.
California--San Bernardino, 655 West Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, 
California 92410.
California--San Diego, 880 Front Street, Suite 1209, San Diego, 
California 92101.
California--San Francisco, 444 Washington Street, San Francisco, 
California 94111.
California--San Jose, 1887 Monterey Road, San Jose, California 
California--Santa Ana, 34 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, California 
Colorado--Denver, 4730 Paris Street, Denver, CO 80239.
Connecticut--Hartford, 450 Main Street, 4th Floor, Hartford, 
Connecticut 06103.
Florida--Jacksonville, 4121 Southpoint Boulevard, Jacksonville, 
Florida 32216.
Florida--Miami, 7880 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33138.
Florida--Orlando, 9403 Tradeport Drive, Orlando, Florida 32827.
Florida--Tampa, 5524 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida 33607-1708.
Florida--West Palm Beach, 326 Fern Street, Riviera Beach, Florida 
Georgia--Atlanta, 77 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
Guam--Agana, Sirena Plaza, Suite 100, 108 Hernan Cortez Avenue, 
Hagatna, Guam 96910.
Hawaii--Honolulu, 595 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
Idaho--Boise, 1185 South Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho 83709.
Illinois--Chicago, 230 South Dearborn, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 

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Indiana--Indianapolis, 950 N. Meridian Street, Room 400, 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.
Iowa--Des Moines, 210 Walnut Street, Room 369, Des Moines, Iowa 
Kansas--Wichita, 271 West 3rd Street North, Suite 1050, Wichita, 
Kansas 67202-1212.
Kentucky--Louisville, 601 West Broadway, Room 390, Louisville, 
Kentucky 40202.
Louisiana--New Orleans, 701 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 
Maine--Portland, 176 Gannet Drive, South Portland, Maine 04106.
Maryland--Baltimore, 31 Hopkins Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.
Massachusetts--Boston, Government Center, JFK Federal Building, 
Boston, Massachusetts 02203.
Michigan--Detroit, 333 Mount Elliot Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207-
Minnesota--Minneapolis, 2901 Metro Drive, Suite 100, Bloomington, 
Minnesota 55425.
Missouri--Kansas City, 9747 Northwest Conant Avenue, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64153.
Missouri--St. Louis, 1222 Spruce Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103.
Montana--Helena, 2800 Skyway Drive, Helena, Montana 59601.
Nebraska--Omaha, 3736 South 132nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144.
Nevada--Las Vegas, 3373 Pepper Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89120-2739.
Nevada--Reno, 1352 Corporate Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 85902.
New Hampshire--Manchester, 803 Canal Street, Manchester, New 
Hampshire 03101.
New Jersey--Cherry Hill, 1886 Greentree Road, Cherry Hill, New 
Jersey 08003.
New Jersey--Newark, 970 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102.
New Mexico--Albuquerque, 1720 Randolph Road, SE., Albuquerque, New 
Mexico 87106.
New York--Albany, 1086 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, New York 
New York--Buffalo, 130 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202.
New York--New York City, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278.
North Carolina--Charlotte, 210 E. Woodlawn Road, Building 6, Suite 
138, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217.
Ohio--Cincinnati, 550 Main Street, Room 4001, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Ohio--Cleveland, 1240 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44199.
Ohio--Columbus, 50 West Broad Street, Suite 304D, Columbus, Ohio 
Oklahoma--Oklahoma City, 4149 Highline Boulevard, Suite 300, 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73108.
Oregon--Portland, 511 Northwest Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97209.
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia, 1600 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania 19130.
Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Room 214, Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania 15222.
Puerto Rico--San Juan, 7 Tabonuco Street, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 
Rhode Island--Providence, 200 Dyer Street, Providence, Rhode Island 
St. Croix--Christiansted, Sunny Isle Shopping Center, Christiansted, 
St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands 00820.
St. Thomas--Charlotte, Amalie Nisky Center, Suite 1A, First Floor 
South, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands 00802.
South Carolina--Charleston, 170 Meeting Street, Fifth Floor, 
Charleston, South Carolina 29401.
South Carolina--Greer, 142-D West Philips Road, Greer, South 
Carolina 29650.
Tennessee--Memphis, 1314 Sycamore View Road, Suite 100, Memphis, 
Tennessee 38134.
Texas--Dallas, 8101 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247.
Texas--El Paso, 1545 Hawkins Boulevard, El Paso, Texas 79925.
Texas--Harlingen, 2102 Teege Avenue, Harlingen, Texas 78550-4667.
Texas--Houston, 126 Northpoint Drive, Houston, Texas 77060.
Texas--San Antonio, 8904 Fourwinds Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78239.
Utah--Salt Lake City, 5272 South College Drive, 100, 
Murray, Utah 84123.
Vermont--St. Albans, 64 Gricebrook Road, St. Albans, Vermont 05478.
Virginia--Norfolk, 5280 Henneman Drive, Norfolk, Virginia 23513.
Washington, DC, 4420 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203.
Washington--Seattle, 815 Airport Way, South, Seattle, Washington 
Washington--Spokane, 920 W. Riverside Room 691, Spokane, Washington 
Washington--Yakima, 417 E. Chestnut, Yakima, Washington 98901.
West Virginia--Charleston, 210 Kanawha Boulevard West, Charleston, 
West Virginia 25302.
Wisconsin--Milwaukee, 310 East Knapp Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

    For further information relating to this notice and information 
about local office hours and locations, the public may call the 
National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or (TTY) 1-800-767-
1833, or visit the INS Web site at
[FR Doc. 03-1163 Filed 1-15-03; 8:45 am]

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