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    8 USC Sec. 1304                                             01/05/2009

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    TITLE 8 - ALIENS AND NATIONALITY
    CHAPTER 12 - IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY
    SUBCHAPTER II - IMMIGRATION
    Part VII - Registration of Aliens

HEAD

    Sec. 1304. Forms for registration and fingerprinting

STATUTE

    (a) Preparation; contents
      The Attorney General and the Secretary of State jointly are
    authorized and directed to prepare forms for the registration of
    aliens under section 1301 of this title, and the Attorney General
    is authorized and directed to prepare forms for the registration
    and fingerprinting of aliens under section 1302 of this title. Such
    forms shall contain inquiries with respect to (1) the date and
    place of entry of the alien into the United States; (2) activities
    in which he has been and intends to be engaged; (3) the length of
    time he expects to remain in the United States; (4) the police and
    criminal record, if any, of such alien; and (5) such additional
    matters as may be prescribed.
    (b) Confidential nature
      All registration and fingerprint records made under the
    provisions of this subchapter shall be confidential, and shall be
    made available only (1) pursuant to section 1357(f)(2) of this
    title, and (2) to such persons or agencies as may be designated by
    the Attorney General.
    (c) Information under oath
      Every person required to apply for the registration of himself or
    another under this subchapter shall submit under oath the
    information required for such registration. Any person authorized
    under regulations issued by the Attorney General to register aliens
    under this subchapter shall be authorized to administer oaths for
    such purpose.
    (d) Certificate of alien registration or alien receipt card
      Every alien in the United States who has been registered and
    fingerprinted under the provisions of the Alien Registration Act,
    1940, or under the provisions of this chapter shall be issued a
    certificate of alien registration or an alien registration receipt
    card in such form and manner and at such time as shall be
    prescribed under regulations issued by the Attorney General.
    (e) Personal possession of registration or receipt card; penalties
      Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times
    carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate
    of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to
    him pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. Any alien who fails
    to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of
    a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction for each offense be fined
    not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or
    both.
    (f) Alien's social security account number
      Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Attorney General
    is authorized to require any alien to provide the alien's social
    security account number for purposes of inclusion in any record of
    the alien maintained by the Attorney General or the Service.

SOURCE

    (June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title II, ch. 7, Sec. 264, 66 Stat. 224;
    Pub. L. 99-653, Sec. 10, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3657; Pub. L. 100-
    525, Sec. 8(i), Oct. 24, 1988, 102 Stat. 2617; Pub. L. 101-649,
    title V, Sec. 503(b)(2), Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 5049; Pub. L. 104-
    208, div. C, title IV, Sec. 415, Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009-
    669.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT

      The Alien Registration Act, 1940, referred to in subsec. (d), is
    act June 28, 1940, ch. 439, 54 Stat. 670, as amended. Title III of
    that act, which related to register and fingerprinting of aliens,
    was classified to sections 451 to 460 of this title, was repealed
    by section 403(a)(39) of act June 27, 1952.

AMENDMENTS

      1996 - Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 104-208 added subsec. (f).
      1990 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101-649 inserted "(1) pursuant to
    section 1357(f)(2) of this title, and (2)" after "only".
      1988 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100-525 amended Pub. L. 99-653. See
    1986 Amendment note below.
      1986 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99-653, as amended by Pub. L. 100-
    525, amended first sentence generally, striking out "and
    fingerprinting" before "of aliens under section 1301".
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1988 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by 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.
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1986 AMENDMENT
      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.

ABOLITION OF IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE AND TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

      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.
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