Part C - Child Eligibility Determinations (Orphan)
22 CFR 96 - Intercountry adoption accreditation of agencies and approval of persons
8 CFR 204.1 - General information about immediate relative and family-sponsored petitions
8 CFR 204.3 - Orphan cases under section 101(b)(1)(F) of the Act (non-Convention cases)
8 CFR 204.311 - Convention adoption home study requirements
8 CFR 205.1 - Automatic revocation
8 CFR 205.2 - Revocation on notice
INA 101(b)(1) - Definition of child
INA 101(b)(1)(F) - Definition of a child adoptee for orphan process
INA 101(b)(2) - Definition of parent, father or mother
INA 201(b)(2)(A)(i) - Immediate relatives
INA 204(d) - Recommendation of valid home study
No appendices available at this time.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is publishing a volume in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding adoptions. This guidance incorporates basic requirements for the submission of adoption-based applications and petitions to USCIS.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating and incorporating relevant Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) content into the USCIS Policy Manual. As that process is ongoing, USCIS has moved any remaining AFM content to its corresponding USCIS Policy Manual Part, in PDF format, until relevant AFM content has been properly incorporated into the USCIS Policy Manual. To the extent that a provision in the USCIS Policy Manual conflicts with remaining AFM content or Policy Memoranda, the updated information in the USCIS Policy Manual prevails. To find remaining AFM content, see the crosswalk (PDF, 333.2 KB) between the AFM and the Policy Manual.
No historical versions available.