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FEE FOR VISA

(h) A fee of $9 shall be charged for the issuance of each immigration visa, which shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. (43 Stat. 153–154; 8 U. S. C. 202 (a)–202 (h).)

IMMIGRANT DEFINED Sec. 3. When used in this Act the term "immigrant" means any alien departing from any place outside the United States destined for the United States, except (1) an accredited official of a foreign government recognized by the Government of the United States, his family, attendants, servants, and employees, (2) an alien visiting the United States temporarily as a tourist or temporarily for business or pleasure, (3) an alien in continuous transit through the United States, (4) an alien lawfully admitted to the United States who later goes in transit from one part of the United States to another through foreign contiguous territory,. (5) a bona fide alien seaman serving as such on a vessel arriving at a port of the United States and

seeking to enter temporarily the United States solely in the pursuit of his calling as à seaman, and (6) an alien entitled to enter the United States solely to carry on trade between the United States and the foreign state of which he is a national under and in pursuance of the provisions of a treaty of commerce and navigation, and his wife, and his unmarried children under twenty-one years of age, if accompanying or following to join him. (43 Stat. 154; 47 Stat. 607; 54 Stat. 711;8 U.S. C. 203.)

[COUNTRIES WITH WHICH THE UNITED STATES HAS TREATIES

OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION
The following list has been furnished by the Department of
State showing the countries with which the United States has
treaties of commerce and navigation to which section 3 (6) of the
Immigration Act of 1924 is applicable:
Argentina
Danzig
Greece

Paraguay
Belgium
Denmark
Honduras

Poland
Bolivia
El Salvador Hungary

Spain
Borneo
Estonia
Ireland

Switzerland
China
Ethiopia
Latvia

Thailand
Colombia
Finland
Liberia

Turkey
Costa Rica
Great Britain Norway

Yugoslavia]
NONQUOTA IMMIGRANT DEFINED
SEC. 4. When used in this Act the term "non-quota immi-

grant"

means

• See Act of February 25, 1925 (43 Stat. 976 ; 8 U. 8. C. 202), p. 87, for authority to modify visa fees.

• Act of July 1, 1940 (54 Stat. 711; 8 U. 8. C. 203). Prior thereto, section 3, Act of May 26, 1924 (43 Stat. 154), read in part as follows: "(1) a Government omcial, his family, attendants, servants, and employees.

Act of July 6, 1932 (47 Stat. 607; 8 U. S. C. 203). Prior thereto, sec. 8, Act of May 26, 1924 (43 Stat. 154), read in part as follows: "(6) an alien entitled to enter the United States solely to carry on trade under and in pursuance of the provisions of a present existing treaty of commerce and navigation.' 26, 1926 (44 Stat. 657 ; 8 U. S. Č. 231), p. 91, July 3, 1926 (44 Stat. 812; 8 U. S.

3: . 204), p. 92, June 28, 1932 (47 Stat. 336 : 8 U. 8. C. 204a-2040), p. 99, and sec. 317 (c), October 14, 1940 (54 Stat. 1147; 8 U. S. c. 717), p. 119.

Sec. 2, Act of Dec. 17, 1943 (57 Stat. 600), p. 125, provides : "With the exception of those coming under subsections (b), (d), (e), and (f) of sec. 4, Immigration Act of 1924, all Chinese persons entering the United States annually as inmigrants shall be allocated to the quota for the Chinese

(a) An immigrant who is the unmarried child under twentyone years of age, or the wife, or the husband, of a citizen of the United States: Provided, That the marriage shall have occurred prior to issuance of visa and, in the case of husbands of citizens, prior to July 1, 1932.8

(b) An immigrant previously lawfully admitted to the United States, who is returning from a temporary visit abroad;

(c) An immigrant who was born in the Dominion of Canada, Newfoundland, the Republic of Mexico, the Republic of Cuba, the Republic of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Canal Zone, or an independent country of Central or South America, and his wife, and his unmarried children under eighteen years of age, if accompanying or following to join him;

(d) An immigrant who continuously for at least two years immediately preceding the time of his application for admission to the United States has been, and who seeks to enter the United States solely for the purpose of, carrying on the vocation of minister of any religious denomination, or professor of a college, academy, seminary, or university; and his wife, and his unmarried children under eighteen years of age, if accompanying or following to join him;

(e) An immigrant who is a bona fide student at least fifteen years of age and who seeks to enter the United States solely for. the

purpose of study at an accredited school, college, academy, seminary, or university, particularly designated by him and approved by the Attorney General, which shall have agreed to report to the Attorney General the termination of attendance of each immigrant student, and if any such institution of learning fails to make such reports promptly the approval shall be withdrawn; or 10

(f) A woman who was a citizen of the United States and lost her citizenship by reason of her marriage to an alien, or the loss of United States citizenship by her husband, or by marriage to an alien and residence in a foreign country." (43 Stat. 155; 44 Stat. 812; 45 Stat. 1009; 46 Stat. 854; 47 Stat. 656; 8 U. S. C. 204.)

• Act of July 11, 1032 (47 Stat. 656 ; 8 U. S. C. 204). Prior to July 11, 1932, the Act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 1009), subdivision (a) of sec. 4, Act of May 26, 1924 (43 Stat. 155), read as follows: (a) An immigrant who is the unmarried child under twenty-one years of age, or the wife, of a citizen of the United States, or the husband of a cluizen of the United States by a marriage occurring prior to June 1, 1928;

Prior to the Act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 1009; 8 U. 8. C. 204), subdivision (a) of sec. 4, Act of May 26, 1924, read as follows: "(a) An immigrant who is the unmarried child under 18 years of age, or the wife, of a citizen of the United States who resides therein at the time of the filing of a petition under section ;

Act of July 3, 1926 (44 Stat. 812 : 8 O. S. C. 204), amended subdivision (d) of section 4, Act of May 26, 1924 (43 Stat. 155), by adding a now obsolete portion which read as follows": "an immigrant arriving in the United States before July 1, 1927, who is the wife, or the unmarried child under 18 years of age, of an alien resident of the United States who entered the United States prior to July 1, 1924, and who continuously for at least two years immediately preceding the time of his admission to the United States for permanent residence was and who entered the United States solely for the purpose of carrying on the vocation of minister of any religious denomination or proiessor of a college, academy, seminary, or university, if such immigrant is following to join such alien ; or".

Act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat, 1009; 8 V. S. C. 204). Subdivision (a), of section 4, Act of May 20, 1024 (43 Stat. 155), has been amended by striking out the word "or" at the end of the subdivision.

For authority to admit the wife and child of such minister or professor who entered the United States prior to July 1, 1924, if such wife and child arrived between May 26, 1924, and July 1, 1924, and were thereafter temporarlly admitted, see Act of July 3, 1926, p. 91.,

18 Act of May 29. 1928 (45 Stat. 1009: 8 U. S. C. 204), Subdivision (e) of section 4, Act of May 28, 1924 (43 Stat. 155). has been amended by striking out the period at the end of the subdivision and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon and the word "ori and by adding thereafter subdivision (f).

QUOTA IMMIGRANT DEFINED SEC. 5. When used in this Act the term "quota immigrant" means any immigrant who is not a non-quota immigrant. An alien who is not particularly specified in this Act as a non-quota immigrant or a nonimmigrant shall not be admitted as nonquota immigrant or a nonimmigrant by reason of relationship to any individual who is so specified or by reason of being excepted from the operation of any other law regulating or forbidding immigration. (43 Stat. 155; 8 U. S. C. 205.) ENUMERATION OF PREFERENCES WITHIN QUOTAS; TIME FOR GIVING OF

PREFERENCE; PERCENTAGE OF PREFERENCES SEC. 6. (a) Immigration visas to quota immigrants shall be issued in each fiscal year as follows: 12

(1) Fifty per centum of the quota of each nationality for such year shall be made available in such year for the issuance of immigration visas to the following classes of immigrants, without priority of preference as between such classes: (A) Quota immigrants who are the fathers or the mothers of citizens of the United States who are twenty-one years of age or over or who are the husbands of citizens of the United States by marriages occurring on or after July 1, 1932; 18 and (B) in the case of any nationality the quota for which is three hundred or more, quota immigrants who are skilled in agriculture, and the wives, and the dependent children under the age of eighteen years, of such immigrants skilled in agriculture, if accompanying or following to join them.

,11 Act of July 3, 1930 (46 Stat. 854 : 8 U. 8. C. 204). Prior to July 3, 1930 the Act of May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. 1009), subdivision (1) of section 4, Act of May 26, 1924, read as follows: "(1) A woman who was a citizen of the United States and who prior to September 22, 1922, lost her citizenship by reason of ber marriage to an alien, but at the time of her application for an immigration visa is unmarried."

See also, section 317 (c), Nationality, Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 1147; 8 U. 8. C. 717), p. 119, for other class of nonquota immigrant.

» Act of May 29, 1928 $45 Stat. 1009; 8 U. S. C. 206). Prior thereto, sec. 6, Act of May 26, 1924 (43 Stat. 155-156), read as follows : SEC. 6. (a) in the issuance of immigration visas to quota immigrants preference shall be given

(1) To a quota immigrant who is the unmarried child under 21 years of age, the tather, the mother, the husband, or the wife, of a citizen of the United States who is 21 years of age or over ; and

(2) To a quota immigrant who is skilled in agriculture, and his wife, and his dependent children under the age of 16 years, if accompanying or following to join him. The preference provided in this paragraph shall not apply to immigrants of any nationality the annual quota for which is less than 300.

(b) The preference provided in subdivision (a) shall not in the case of quota immigrants of any nationality exceed 50 per centum of the annual quota for such nationality. Nothing in this section shall be construed to grant to the class of immigrants specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) a priority in preference over the class specided in paragraph (2).

(c) The preference provided in this section shall, in the case of quota immigrants of any nationality be given in the calendar month in which the right to preference is established, if the number of immigration visas which may be issued in such month to quota immigrants of such nationality has not already been issued ; otherwise in the next calendar month."

The Act of Dec. 17, 1943 (57 Stat. 600). p. 125, provides a preference up to 75 per centum of the quota allotted to Chinese shall be given to Chinese born and resident in China.

18 Act of July 11, 1932 (47 Stat. 656 ; 8 U. S. C. 206 (a)). Between July 11, 1932, and the Act of May 29,'1928 (45 Stat. 1009), clause (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision' (a), sec. 6, Act of May 26, 1924, read as follows: "(A) Quota immigrants who are the fathers or the mothers, or the husbands by marriage occurring after Mry 31, 1928, of citizens of the United States who are twenty-one years of age or over ;

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(2) The remainder of the quota of each nationality for such year, plus any portion of the 50 per centum referred to in

paragraph (1) not required in such year for the issuance of immigration visas to the classes specified in such paragraph, shall be made available in such year for the issuance of immigration visas to quota immigrants of such nationality who are the unmarried children under twenty-one years of age, or the wives, of alien residents of the United States who were lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

(3) Any portion of the quota of each nationality for such year not required for the issuance of immigration visas to the classes specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall be made available in such year for the issuance of immigration visas to other quota immigrants of such nationality.

(b) The preference provided in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a) shall, in the case of quota immigrants of any nationality, be given in the calendar month in which the right to preference is established, if the number of immigration visas which may be issued in such month to quota immigrants of such nationality has not already been issued; otherwise, in the next calendar month. (43 Stat. 155–156; 47 Stat. 656; 45 Stat. 1009; 8 U.S. C. 206.)

DUPLICATE APPLICATIONS FOR VISAS; FORM OF Sec. 7. (a) Every immigrant applying for an immigration visa shall make application therefor in duplicate in such form as shall be by regulations prescribed.

CONTENTS

(b) In the application the immigrants shall state (1) the immigrant's full and true name; age, sex, and race; the date and place of birth; places of residence for the five years immediately preceding his application; whether married or single, and the names and places of residence of wife or husband and minor children, if any; calling or occupation; personal description (including height, complexion, color of hair and eyes, and marks of identification); ability to speak, read, and write; names and addresses of parents, and if neither parent living, then the name and address of his nearest relative 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, what relative or friend and his name and complete address; 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 abide in the United States permanently; whether ever in prison or alms house; whether he or either of his parents has ever been in an institution or hospital for the care and treatment of the insane; (2) if he claims to be a non-quota immigrant, the facts on which he bases such claim; and (3) such additional information necessary to the proper enforcement of the immigration laws and the naturalization laws, as may be by regulations prescribed.

COPIES OF DOSSIER AND OTHER RECORDS (c) The immigrant shall furnish, if available, to the consular officer, with his application, two copies of his “dossier” and prison record and military record, two certified copies of his birth certificate, and two copies of all other available public records concerning him kept by the Government to which he owes allegiance. One copy of the documents so furnished shall be permanently attached to each copy of the application and become a part thereof. An immigrant having an unexpired permit issued under the provisions of section 10 shall not be subject to this subdivision. In the case of an application made before September 1, 1924, if it appears to the satisfaction of the consular officer that the immigrant has obtained a visa of his passport before the enactment of this Act, and is unable to obtain the documents referred to in this subdivision without undue expense and delay, owing to absence from the country from which such documents should be obtained, the consular officer may relieve such immigrant from the requirements of this subdivision.

STATEMENTS AS TO MEMBERSHIP IN CLASSES OF ALIENS EXCLUDED (d) In his application the immigrant shall also state (to such extent as shall be by regulations prescribed) whether or not he is a member of each class of individuals excluded from admission to the United States under the immigration laws, and such classes shall be stated on the blank in such form as shall be by regulations prescribed, and the immigrant shall answer separately as to each class.

STATEMENT AS TO EXEMPTION FROM EXCLUSION (e) If the immigrant is unable to state that he does not come within any of the excluded classes, but claims to be for any legal reason exempt from exclusion, he shall state fully in the application the grounds for such alleged exemption.

SIGNATURE TO AND VERIFICATION OF APPLICATION; ONE COPY TO BE

IMMIGRATION VISA WHEN VISAED; DISPOSITION OF OTHER COPY (f) Each copy of the application shall be signed by the immigrant in the presence of the consular officer and verified by the oath of the immigrant administered by the consular officer. One copy of the application, when visaed by the consular officer, shall become the immigration visa, and the other copy shall be disposed of as may be by regulations prescribed. VERIFICATION OF APPLICATION BY IMMIGRANT UNDER AGE OF EIGHTEEN

YEARS (g) In the case of an immigrant under 18 years of age the application may be made and verified by such individual as shall be by regulations prescribed.

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