Youthful Indiscretion

The spouse of a U.S. resident was denied an immigrant visa for having made a material misrepresentation after acknowledging  he had obtained a fake green card  listing his age as over 21 to access bars while an underage visitor to the U.S.  many years previously.  After reviewing the details of the case, we concluded that the adjudicating consul had erroneously applied 212 (a)(6) (C) to actions  unrelated to any immigration benefit and asked the consular chief to review the decision. As a result, the denial was overturned and the immigrant visa was issued.