Sec. 514.43   Extension of Program.
(a) Responsible officers may extend an exchange visitor's
participation in the Exchange Visitor Program up to the limit of
the permissible period of participation authorized for his or her
specific program category.
(b) A responsible officer extending the program of an exchange
visitor shall issue to the exchange visitor a duly executed Form
IAP-66 reflecting such extension and provide a notification copy
of such form to the Agency.
(c) The responsible officer seeking a program extension on behalf
of an exchange visitor in excess of that authorized for his or
her specific category of participation shall:
(1) Adequately document the reasons which justify such extension;
and
 
(2) Secure the prior written approval of the Agency for such
extension.
(d) In addition to individual requests, the Agency shall
entertain requests for groups of similarly situated exchange
visitors.