On August 6, 2004, the Department of State (DOS) issued a field cable updating consular posts about the Nonimmigrant Travel Initiative (NITI). The cable provides guidance and background on implementing the NITI’s objectives of ensuring secure but open borders for travelers to the United States. The initiative focuses on streamlining the security advisory opinion (SAO) process, issues related to service and processing at ports of entry (POEs), and a range of security and visa issues. AMDOC#: 200410025