R 032206Z JUN 02
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS
SPECIAL EMBASSY PROGRAM
UNCLAS STATE 106698
SUBJECT: A New Form - DS-3035,
J-1 Visa Waiver Review Application
1. The Department announces the introduction
of a new form, J-1 Visa Waiver Review Application (DS-3035).
Effective immediately, applicants will use this form to apply for a waiver of
the two-year residency requirement prescribed by Section 212(e) of the Immigration
and Nationality Act. The Waiver Review Division (CA/VO/L/W) will then use the
data captured by this form to initiate the process of recommending to the Immigration
and Naturalization Service whether it should grant the waiver. The DS-3035 is
an updated version of a form inherited from the former United States Information
Agency (USIA) when USIA merged with the Department.
2. The DS-3035
is now available on the A/RPS/DIR Intranet site (http://10.4.64.84/). This site
is the official repository for all Department forms. The form is also available
to the general public on the Department's Internet site (www.state.gov).
Given the nature of the form, we do not anticipate that posts will have a need
to print large quantities of the DS-3035. If necessary,
posts may print the DS-3035 locally, using the version on the A/RPS/DIR Intranet
site as a camera copy. Posts should not translate this form into any foreign language.
Posts are also reminded that the DS-3035 is subject to the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995 (PRA), which is administered by the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB). Pursuant to the PRA, OMB gives approval for agencies to use "information
collections" like the DS-3035 for a maximum
of three years at a time. Posts may not/not make any changes to the text of the
DS-3035, nor may they modify the layout.
(Notes:The new form DS-3035
is in PDF format. If you have no Acrobat Reader to read this document in PDF format,
please click here
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