S. 1618 (109th): International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005

Sep 07, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on September 7, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sep 07, 2005
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington
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Last Updated
Sep 07, 2005
26 pages
Related Bills
S. 1455 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2003

H.R. 3657 (Related)
International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 06, 2005

Full Title

A bill to regulate international marriage broker activity in the United States, to provide for certain protections for individuals who utilize the services of international marriage brokers, and for other purposes.


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Library of Congress Summary

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International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 - Prohibits an international marriage broker from providing any U.S. client with any personal contact information of any individual under the age of 18.
Prohibits a marriage broker from providing any U.S. client with the personal contact information of any foreign national client 18 years of age or older until the marriage broker has:
(1) collected certain background information from the U.S. client;
(2) provided a copy of such background information to the foreign national client;
(3) provided the foreign national client information about legal rights;
(4) received consent from the foreign national client to release personal contact information; and
(5) informed the U.S. client that he or she will be subject to a criminal background check.
Requires a marriage broker to collect specified background information from each U.S. client.
Sets forth penalties for marriage broker violations.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to repeal the mail-order bride provision.
Provides for the dissemination of a pamphlet about the resources available for immigrant victims of domestic violence to: (1) foreign national clients of marriage brokers; and (2) beneficiaries of K-visa petitions.
Amends INA to set forth new K-visa processing provisions.

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