Volume 7 - Adjustment of Status

18 U.S.C. 1015(f) - Naturalization, citizenship or alien registry

22 CFR 41.24 - International organization aliens

22 CFR 41.25 - NATO representatives, officials, and employees

22 CFR 42.12 - Rules of chargeabiliity

22 CFR 42.32(d)(2) - Certain U.S. government employees

22 CFR 42.32(d)(3) - Panama Canal employees

22 CFR 42.32(d)(5) - Certain international organization and NATO civilian employees

8 CFR 101.1 - Presumption of lawful admission

8 CFR 101.2 - Presumption of lawful admission; entry under erroneous name or other errors

8 CFR 101.3 - Creation of record of lawful permanent resident status for person born under diplomatic status in the United States

8 CFR 101.5 - Special immigrant status for certain G-4 nonimmigrants

8 CFR 103.2 - Submission and adjudication of benefit requests

8 CFR 103.7 - Fees

8 CFR 204.11 - Special immigrant status for certain aliens declared dependent on a juvenile court (special immigrant juvenile)

8 CFR 204.13 - How can the International Broadcasting Bureau of the United States Broadcasting Board of Governors petition for a fourth preference special immigrant broadcaster

8 CFR 204.5(m) - Religious workers

8 CFR 245.1(e)(3) - Special immigrant juveniles

8 CFR 245.2(a) - Application for adjustment of status

8 CFR 245.6 - Interviews for adjustment of status

8 CFR 245.8 - Adjustment of status as a special immigrant under section 101(a)(27)(K) of the Act

8 CFR 264.2 - Application for creation of record of permanent residence

9 FAM 502.1-1(C) - Principal and derivative beneficiaries

9 FAM 503.3-2 - Determining priority dates

INA 101(a)(27) - Definitions of certain special immigrants

INA 101(a)(27)(C) - Certain ministers and religious workers

INA 101(a)(27)(D) - Certain employees or former employees of U.S. government abroad

INA 101(a)(27)(E), INA 101(a)(27)(F), and INA 101(a)(27)(G) - Employees of Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone government

INA 101(a)(27)(H) - Special immigrant physicians

INA 101(a)(27)(I) - Certain employees of international organizations

INA 101(a)(27)(J), 8 CFR 204.11 - Special immigrant juveniles

INA 101(a)(27)(K) - Certain armed forces members

INA 101(a)(27)(L) - Certain employees of international organizations

INA 101(a)(27)(M) - Broadcaster for International Broadcasting Bureau of Broadcasting Board of Governors or grantee

INA 101(a)(42) - Definition of refugee

INA 203(b)(4) - Certain special immigrants

INA 204(l) - Surviving relative consideration for certain petitions and applications

INA 207, 8 CFR 207 - Annual admission of refugees and admission of emergency situation refugees

INA 208(c)(2) - Termination of asylum

INA 209, 8 CFR 209 - Adjustment of status of refugees and asylees

INA 212(a) - Excludable aliens; classes of aliens ineligible for visas or admission

INA 212(e) - Educational visitor status; foreign residence requirement and waiver

INA 213A - Requirements for sponsor's affidavit of support

INA 237(a) - Deportable aliens; classes of deportable aliens

INA 245(a) - Adjustment of status

INA 245(c) - Bars to adjustment of status

INA 245(g) - Parole provision for special immigrant armed forces members seeking adjustment of status

INA 245(h) - Adjustment of special immigrant juveniles

INA 245(i), 8 CFR 245.10 - Adjustment of status of certain aliens physically present in the United States

INA 245(k) - Inapplicability of certain provisions for certain employment-based immigrants

INA 2458 CFR 245 - Adjustment of status of nonimmigrant to that of person admitted for permanent residence

INA 249, 8 CFR 249 - Record of admission for permanent residence in the case of certain aliens who entered the United States prior to January 1, 1972

INA 291 - Burden of proof upon alien

Pub. L. 101-649 - Section 153 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT 90) - Special immigrant status for certain aliens declared dependent on a juvenile court

Pub. L. 102-110 - Armed Forces Immigration Adjustment Act of 1991

Pub. L. 102-232 - Section 302 of the Miscellaneous and Technical Immigration and Nationality Amendments of 1991

Pub. L. 105-119 -  Section 113 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1998

Pub. L. 109-163 - Section 1059 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, as amended – Special immigrant status for persons serving as translators with U.S. armed forces

Pub. L. 110-181 - Section 1244 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, as amended – Special immigrant status for certain Iraqis

Pub. L. 110-457 - Section 235(d) of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA) - Permanent protection for certain at-risk children

Pub. L. 96-212 - Refugee Act of 1980

Forms

Appendices


No appendices available at this time.

POLICY ALERT - Adjustment on New Basis After Termination of Conditional Permanent Residence

November 21, 2019

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to update and clarify when USCIS may adjust the status of an applicant whose conditional permanent resident (CPR) status was terminated.

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

POLICY ALERT - EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Final Rule

November 06, 2019

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to align with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Final Rule, published on July 24, 2019, and effective November 21, 2019.

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

Technical Update - Replacing the Term “Foreign National”

October 08, 2019

This technical update replaces all instances of the term “foreign national” with “alien” throughout the Policy Manual as used to refer to a person who meets the definition provided in INA 101(a)(3) [“any person not a citizen or national of the United States”].

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

Technical Update - Visa Retrogression

February 06, 2019

​This technical update removes language that restricted USCIS officers’ ability to request a visa number from the Department of State in cases involving visa retrogression. As with all INA 245(a) adjustment cases, a visa must be available at the time of final adjudication.

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

Technical Update - Child Status Protection Act

January 23, 2019

This technical update clarifies that certain child beneficiaries of family-sponsored immigrant visa petitions who are ineligible for the Child Status Protection Act may continue their adjustment of status application if the petition is automatically converted to an eligible category.

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

POLICY ALERT - Use of Form G-325A

October 25, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to remove references to Biographic Information (Form G-325A).

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

POLICY ALERT - Child Status Protection Act

May 23, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

POLICY ALERT - Adjustment of Status Interview Guidelines and Waiver Criteria

May 15, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating guidance regarding adjustment of status interview guidelines and interview waivers.

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

POLICY ALERT - Registration of Lawful Permanent Resident Status

December 21, 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance addressing registration of lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

POLICY ALERT - Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification and Special Immigrant-Based Adjustment of Status

October 26, 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance regarding the special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) classification and special immigrant-based (EB-4) adjustment of status, including adjustment based on classification as a special immigrant religious worker, SIJ, and G-4 international organization or NATO-6 employee or family member, among others.

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

POLICY ALERT - Removing Obsolete Form I-643 from Filing Requirements for Certain Adjustment Applications

June 22, 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to remove obsolete Form I-643, Health and Human Services Statistical Data for Refugee/Asylee Adjusting Status, from the filing requirements for applications for adjustment of status under section 209 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

POLICY ALERT - Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures and 245(a) Adjustment

February 25, 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance addressing the general policies and procedures of adjustment of status as well as adjustment under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 

POLICY ALERT - Refugee and Asylee-Based Adjustment of Status under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 209

March 04, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address adjustment of status applications filed by refugees and asylees under INA sections 209(a) and 209(b).

AFFECTED SECTIONS

 
Current as of

CHAPTERS