8 U.S. Code § 1204 - Immediate relative and special immigrant visas

A consular officer may, subject to the limitations provided in section 1201 of this title, issue an immigrant visa to a special immigrant or immediate relative as such upon satisfactory proof, under regulations prescribed under this chapter, that the applicant is entitled to special immigrant or immediate relative status.


(June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title II, ch. 3, § 224,66 Stat. 195; Pub. L. 89–236, § 11(d),Oct. 3, 1965, 79 Stat. 918.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, 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.

1965—Pub. L. 89–236struck out reference to sections 1154 and 1155 of this title and substituted “special immigrant or immediate relative” for “nonquota immigrant”.
Effective Date of 1965 Amendment

For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 89–236, see section 20 ofPub. L. 89–236, set out as a note under section 1151 of this title.

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