Part E - Family-Based Adoption Petitions
8 CFR 204.1 - General information about immediate relative and family-sponsored petitions
8 CFR 204.2 - Petitions for relatives, widows and widowers, and abused spouses and children
8 CFR 204.303 - Determination of habitual residence
INA 101(b)(1) - Definition of child
INA 101(b)(1)(E) - Definition of a child adoptee for family-based process
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.