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9 FAM 303
(U) Clearances

9 FAM 303.1 

(U) Overview OF Clearances

(CT:VISA-810;   05-22-2019)
(Office of Origin: CA/VO/L/R)

9 FAM 303.1-1  (U) Related Statutory and Regulatory Authorities

9 FAM 303.1-1(A)  (U) Immigration and Nationality Act

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

(U) INA 212(a) (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)).

9 FAM 303.1-1(B)  (U) Code of Federal Regulations

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

(U) 22 CFR 41.106; 22 CFR 41.113.

9 FAM 303.1-1(C)  (U) Public Law

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

(U)  Title III of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-399); Section 140(c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY-94 and 95 (Public Law 103-236).

9 FAM 303.1-1(D)  (U) United States Code

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

(U)  22 U.S.C. 4831.

9 FAM 303.1-2  Unavailable   

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

 

9 FAM 303.1-2(A)  Unavailable   

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

Unavailable 

9 FAM 303.1-2(B)  Unavailable   

9 FAM 303.1-2(B)(1)  Unavailable    

(CT:VISA-165;   08-29-2016)

Unavailable     

9 FAM 303.1-2(B)(2)  Unavailable   

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

Unavailable   

(1)  Unavailable   

(2)  Unavailable   

(3)  Unavailable   

(4)  (U) See 9 FAM 303.4-3 for additional information.

9 FAM 303.1-2(C)  Unavailable   

(CT:VISA-165;   08-29-2016)

Unavailable   

9 FAM 303.1-2(D)  Unavailable   

(CT:VISA-165;   08-29-2016)

Unavailable   

9 FAM 303.1-2(D)(1)  (U) Fingerprinting

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. (U) Apart from the exemptions listed in 9 FAM 403.3-3, all nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applicants ages 14 to 79 must be fingerprinted, and all immigrant visa (IV) applicants ages 14 and above must be fingerprinted.  In some limited cases, children age 7 or over applying for an IV or NIV may be subject to fingerprinting. 

b. (U) The Automated Biometric Identification (IDENT) System works by checking visa applicant fingerprints against a database containing principally Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and State Department fingerprint data, with some other fingerprints from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Defense.  See 9 FAM 303.7 for information about IDENT and processing search results.  See 9 FAM 303.7 for information about the Next Generation Identification (NGI) fingerprint system, which replaced the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) in September 2014, and how to process results.

9 FAM 303.1-2(D)(2)  Unavailable   

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Unavailable   

b. Unavailable   

9 FAM 303.1-2(E)  Unavailable   

(CT:VISA-810;   05-22-2019)

a. Unavailable   

b. Unavailable   

c.  (U) See 9 FAM 303.9 for additional information about processing visa cases with hits from the Interpol Stolen and Lost Travel Document (SLTD) database.

9 FAM 303.1-2(F)  Unavailable   

(CT:VISA-165;   08-29-2016)

a.  Unavailable   

b. Unavailable   

9 FAM 303.1-2(G)  Unavailable   

(CT:VISA-519;   03-14-2018)

Unavailable   

(1)  Unavailable   

(2)  Unavailable   

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