U.S. Immigration Law Governs Northern Mariana Islands as of November 28, 2009

Under the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, U.S. immigration law will extend to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a chain of 14 Pacific islands located near Guam, beginning on November 28, 2009.  Inspection and admission of travelers to the CNMI will change, and authorized stays under the Visa Waiver Program in Guam and CNMI will increase from 15 to 45 days.  The Department of Homeland Security announcement may be read here.