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OI 245.7 Derivative beneficiaries of adjusted principal.
General. When the principal alien's status is adjusted under section
of the Act, a spouse and/or children abroad are entitled to special immigrant classification under sections x
, 101 (a)(27)(H), or preference or nonpreference classification under section
of the Act. Prepare the unnumbered copy of Form I-181, showing the lower portion of the form the beneficiaries' names, dates of birth, address, and relationship to the applicant. The standard approval stamp, indicating the date adjustment occurred, should be placed in the date of action block in accordance with
. In instances where photocopy of an approved I-181 is used, re-stamp Form I-181 with the approval stamp in the lower portion of the form in accordance with OI 103.2(m). Forward the completed forms to the consular officers having jurisdiction over the beneficiaries places of residence.
Waiver of sanctions under sections 243(g). Before forwarding Form I-181 to an American consulate in the USSR, Czechoslovakia, or Hungary for use in connection with the issuance of an immigrant visa to a following-to-join spouse or child of an alien whose status has been adjusted, consideration shall be given to waiving the sanction imposed pursuant to section 243(g) of the Act, if such waiver has not been granted previously. In such waiver has not been granted previously. In such a case, the processing p
rescribed by OI 204.8 shall be followed. If it is determined that the waiver should be granted, the words "The following alien have been granted a waiver of sanctions imposed under section 243(g) of the Act," shall be endorse on the Form I-181 above the list of names, addresses, and relationships of the spouse and children who will be following to join the principal alien.