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Cablegate: Cairo - A2 Visa Validation Study

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RR RUEHBZ RUEHDU RUEHGI RUEHJO RUEHMA RUEHMR RUEHPA RUEHRN RUEHTRO
DE RUEHEG #2115 3121508
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 081508Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4166
INFO RUEHZO/AFRICAN UNION COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS CAIRO 002115

DEPT FOR CA/FPP
ALSO FOR DS/CR/OCI

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

POSTS FOR FRAUD PREVENTION UNITS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KFRD CVIS CPAS ASEC EG
SUBJECT: CAIRO - A2 VISA VALIDATION STUDY

1. In response to concerns raised by other agencies regarding the possible overstay and/or abuse of A2 visas by Egyptian Ministry of Defense (MOD)personnel, the Fraud Prevention Unit (FPU)conducted a validation study. The FPU reviewed all issued A2 visas for the Egyptian MOD from 01 Jan 2008 to 31 December 2008, a total of 422 visas.

2. Using the Department of Homeland Security's Arrival Departure Information System (ADIS) and the assistance of the A/RSO-I and DS/CR/VPA, the FPU identified 14 individuals with no records of departure from the United States. The results were then cross-checked with Egyptian immigration records for arrival and departure. All except two A2 visa holders returned to Egypt after their respective training programs were finished.

3.With only a .47 percent confirmed overstay rate, the FPU could not confirm any evidence of fraud for A2 visas issued for the Egyptian Ministry of Defense. Scobey

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