Feb 15 2003
Special Registration Deadline Coming Up for Saudi and Pakistani Nationals
The INS is calling for certain nationals or citizens from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to comply with federal registration procedures. As published in a Federal Register Notice in late December, nationals or citizens of these two nations who fit the following description must register with the INS between January 13, 2003 and February 21, 2003:
You must register if you:
• were inspected and admitted to the U.S. by the INS on or before September 30, 2002;
• are a male, age 16 or above;
• did not have an application for asylum pending with the INS on December 18, 2002 or are not otherwise exempt; and
• plan to remain in the U.S. until at least February 21, 2003
If you match the above description, you must come to a designated INS office to be photographed, fingerprinted and interviewed (under oath). If you remain in the U.S. for an additional year, you are required to return to a designated INS office within ten days of the one-year anniversary of this registration to again be registered. You must also inform the INS in writing (on Form AR-11 SR) of any change of address, employment or educational institution. Finally, if you leave the U.S., you must appear in person for an interview with an INS inspecting officer at a designated port of entry, and you must leave from that port of entry on the same day.
Applicable individuals who do not comply with these registration procedures may be arrested, detained, fined for noncompliance, or, in some cases, deported. Failure to meet with an INS official when leaving the U.S. may lead to problems upon attempted reentry.
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