To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to stimulate international tourism to the United States, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLES.
This Act may be cited as the ``Jobs Originated through Launching Travel Act of 2012'' or the ``JOLT Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. PREMIUM PROCESSING.
Section 221 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1201) is amended by inserting at the end the following: ``(j) Premium Processing.-- ``(1) Pilot processing service.--Recognizing that the best solution for expedited processing is low interview wait times for all applicants, the Secretary of State shall nevertheless establish, on a limited, pilot basis only, a fee-based premium processing service to expedite interview appointments. In establishing a pilot processing service, the Secretary may-- ``(A) determine the consular posts at which the pilot service will be available; ``(B) establish the duration of the pilot service; ``(C) define the terms and conditions of the pilot service, with the goal of expediting visa appointments and the interview process for those electing to pay said fee for the service; and ``(D) resources permitting, during the pilot service, consider the addition of consulates in locations advantageous to foreign policy objectives or in highly populated locales. ``(2) Fees.-- ``(A) Authority to collect.--The Secretary of State is authorized to collect, and set the amount of, a fee imposed for the premium processing service. The Secretary of State shall set...