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Public Law (08/08/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on July 30, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to increase by 1,000 the number of Afghan special immigrant visas available in FY2014.

Requires, with regard to such visas, that:

  • the period during which an alien must have been employed must terminate by December 31, 2014,
  • the principal alien seeking special immigrant status shall apply to the Chief of Mission by December 31, 2014, and
  • the authority to provide such status shall terminate on December 31, 2014.

Directs the Secretary of State, by January 1, 2015, to increase temporarily the fee or surcharge (by $1) for processing machine-readable nonimmigrant visas and machine-readable combined border crossing identification cards and nonimmigrant visas.