This chapter, referred to in subsec. (h), was in the original, “this Act”, meaning act June 27, 1952, ch. 477, 66 Stat. 163, known as the Immigration and Nationality Act, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1101 of this title and Tables.
2004—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–458, § 7203(b)(1), inserted at end “All immigrant visa applications shall be reviewed and adjudicated by a consular officer.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–458, § 5302, inserted after second sentence “The alien shall provide complete and accurate information in response to any request for information contained in the application.”
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 108–458, § 7203(b)(2), inserted at end “All nonimmigrant visa applications shall be reviewed and adjudicated by a consular officer.”
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 108–458, § 5301(a), added subsec. (h).
2001—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 107–56 inserted “—” after “except that” and “(1)” before “in the discretion”, and added par. (2).
1996—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–208, § 634(a), struck out “personal description (including height, complexion, color of hair and eyes, and marks of identification);” after “United States;”, substituted “applicant, the determination of his eligibility for a nonimmigrant visa,” for “applicant”, and inserted at end “At the discretion of the Secretary of State, application forms for the various classes of nonimmigrant admissions described in section 1101(a)(15) of this title may vary according to the class of visa being requested.”
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 104–208, § 634(b), in first sentence, substituted “for an immigrant visa” for “required by this section”, and in fourth sentence, substituted “stamp, or other” for “stamp” and struck out “by the consular officer” before “in the alien’s passport”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 104–208, § 632(a), added subsec. (g).
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–416, § 205(a), in second sentence substituted “the alien” for “the immigrant” after “In the application” and struck out “present address and places of previous residence; whether married or single, and the names and places of residence of spouse and children, if any; calling or occupation; personal description (including height, complexion, color of hair and eyes, and marks of identification); languages he can speak, read, or write; names and addresses of parents, and if neither parent living then the name and address of his next of kin in the country from which he comes; port of entry into the United States; final destination, if any, beyond the port of entry; whether he has a ticket through to such final destination; whether going to join a relative or friend, and, if so, the name and complete address of such relative or friend; the purpose for which he is going to the United States; the length of time he intends to remain in the United States; whether or not he intends to remain in the United States permanently; whether he was ever arrested, convicted or was ever in prison or almshouse; whether he has ever been the beneficiary of a pardon or an amnesty; whether he has ever been treated in an institution or hospital or other place for insanity or other mental disease; if he claims to be an immediate relative within the meaning of section 1151(b) of this title or a preference or special immigrant, the facts on which he bases such claim; whether or not he is a member of any class of individuals excluded from admission into the United States, or whether he claims to be exempt from exclusion under the immigration laws;” before “and such additional information”.
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–525, § 9(j), substituted “whether or not he intends” for “whether or not be intends”.
Subsecs. (b), (e). Pub. L. 100–525, § 8(e), made technical correction to Pub. L. 99–653, § 6. See 1986 Amendment note below.
1986—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99–653, § 6(a), as amended by Pub. L. 100–525, § 8(e)(1), substituted “a copy of” for “two copies of”, “immigrant; a certified copy of” for “immigrant; two certified copies of”, “and a certified copy of” for “and two certified copies of”, “The copy of each” for “One copy of each”, and “attached to the” for “attached to each copy of the”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 99–653, § 6(b), as amended by Pub. L. 100–525, § 8(e)(2), substituted “each application” for “each copy of an application”, “The application for” for “One copy of the application for”, and “the immigrant visa” for “the immigrant visa, and the other copy shall be disposed of as may be by regulations prescribed”.
1965—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 89–236 substituted “an immediate relative within the meaning of section 1151 (b) of this title or a preference or special immigrant”, for “preference quota or a nonquota immigrant”.
1961—Subsecs. (a), (c). Pub. L. 87–301 struck out requirement to state applicant’s race and ethnic classification.
Pub. L. 108–458, title V, § 5303, Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3736, provided that:
Pub. L. 108–458, title VII, § 7219, Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3835, provided that:
Pub. L. 104–208, div. C, title VI, § 632(b), Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–701, provided that:
Pub. L. 103–416, title II, § 205(b), Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4311, provided that:
Amendment by section 8(e) of Pub. L. 100–525 effective as if included in the enactment of the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1986, Pub. L. 99–653, see section 309(b)(15) of Pub. L. 102–232, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 1988 Amendments note under section 1101 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 99–653 applicable to applications for immigrant visas made, and visas issued, on or after Nov. 14, 1986, see section 23(b) of Pub. L. 99–653, set out as a note under section 1201 of this title.
For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 89–236, see section 20 of Pub. L. 89–236, set out as a note under section 1151 of this title.
For abolition of Immigration and Naturalization Service, transfer of functions, and treatment of related references, see note set out under section 1551 of this title.
Pub. L. 109–162, title VIII, § 834, Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 3077, provided that: