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OI 207.2 Application processing.
At such time as the applicant's name is within 60 says of being reached on the priority lists, the processing office will cause appropriate security checks for applicants 14 years and older, on Forms G-325C Biographic Data Sheets, or, where authorized, through the use of Visas Eagle or Visa Falcon electronic security checks. After security checks have been returned, or after a period of 15 days, for electronic check or 40 days for G-325C check if no return is received, the applicant will be schedule fo
r an interview with an immigration officer as soon as practicable. A completed but unsigned Form I-590, Application Form FD 258 Fingerprint Chart, and G-646 Sworn Statement will be presented for each applicant at the time of interview, and an "A" file shall be opened. The completed I-590 will be used as the basis for interview. If the refugee is claiming a benefit on the basis of a family relationship, a completed G-651 Sworn Statement will also be presented. Each applicant will be presented for intervi
ew but the interviewing required to establish the applicant's eligibility for refugee status, and admission to the United States.
After tentative approval, the applicant will be referred for a medical examination required by regulation and for the securing of sponsorship agreements of Form I-591. The medical examination may be schedule before or after the interview to meet program realities, but an acceptable medical clearance must be granted prior to final approval. Upon final approval, a Form I-94, will be left clear for use by the admitting officer at the port of entry into the United States. The only exception to this is
when a waiver of inadmissibility under 207(c)(3) is granted (which must be applied for on Form I-602). A notation along the bottom edge of the right hand corner is made to indicate what grounds were waived, i.e., section 212(a)(3), (9), (10), (12) ...etc. These documents are to be attached to the approved I-590 and placed in a sealed envelope for presentation by the refugee at the port of entry. The spouse and child of an alien who is accorded refugee status are entitled to the same status as the princi
ple alien pursuant to 8 CFR 207(c)(2).
In those cases which are denied, the applicant will be informed in writing the reason(s) for such denial. No appeal shall lie from such denial.
Processing by Consular offices.
Designated consular officers may accept applicants and preliminarily process aliens for refugee status under this chapter if local circumstances make it impracticable for filing before an INS officer. Electronics security checks of Form G-325C will be processed and sent. An application will be required for each individual. Forms I-590, FD-258 (Fingerprint Chart), G-646, and G-325C will be completed. A completed G-651 will also be required if a priority benefit is claimed based on a family relationsh
ip. The consular officer may conduct a preliminary interview and other inquiry as he deems proper to establish the refugees general eligibility under this chapter. At the conclusion of the proceeding of a sufficient number of refugees, the consular officer will request an immigration officer (Circuit Rider) to interview the refugee to determine their eligibility for the status sought and admissibility to the United States. Upon tentative approval by the immigration officer, a medical examination and sp
onsorship agreement will be completed. The forms used in the processing will be placed in a sealed envelope for presentation by the refugee at the port of entry.