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We recognize that many U.S. citizens wish to help and adopt Nepali children affected by the earthquake in April 2015. Adoption by a U.S. citizen, by itself, does not make the child a U.S. citizen or immediately eligible to immigrate to the United States. Before a child may immigrate to the United States immediately as a result of an intercountry adoption or proposed intercountry adoption, we must determine:
Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
DHS Will Reject Initial Requests for DACA As It Weighs Future of the Program Please see the announcement and memorandum (PDF) issued by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf. More information will soon be available.
ALERT: On July 31, DHS announced a final rule on the USCIS fee schedule. The rule adjusts the fees that USCIS charges for certain immigration and naturalization benefit requests. The rule becomes effective Oct. 2, 2020. For more information, see our news release.
DHS will implement the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule beginning on Feb. 24, 2020, including in Illinois. DHS published the rule on Aug. 14, 2019, but, shortly before the final rule was scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 15, 2019, several federal courts enjoined the rule (that is, legally prohibited DHS from implementing it at that time). The U.S. Supreme Court stayed the last remaining injunction on Feb. 21, 2020, and therefore DHS is no longer prevented from implementing the final rule.  
You can let us know about exceptional services or make a complaint by writing to the field office director at the address under the Contact Us section, or to the Chief of the International Operations section that oversees this office at: Mailing Address USCIS Refugee & International Operations Attention:  Chief, International Operations Section 999 North Capitol St. NE Mail Stop 2295 Washington, DC 20529-2295
Edition Date: 03/06/18. Starting 05/16/2018, we will only accept the 03/06/18 edition. Until then, you can use previous editions. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.Updated similarly are Forms I-864A, I-864EZ and I-864W.
Edition Date: 10/15/19.
Edition Date: 12/26/19. Starting 4/20/20, we will only accept the 12/26/19 edition. Until then, the 5/31/18 edition can be used.
Edition Date: 01/27/20. Effective Feb. 24, prior editions will be rejected.