Part F - Special Immigrant-Based Adjustment
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 42.32(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 101.5 - Special immigrant status for certain G-4 nonimmigrants
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 208.24 - Termination of Asylum
8 CFR 245.1(e)(3) - Special immigrant juveniles
8 CFR 245.8 - Adjustment of status as a special immigrant under section 101(a)(27)(K) of the Act
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)(H) - Special immigrant physicians
INA 101(a)(27)(I) - Certain employees of international organizations
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 203(b)(4) - Certain special immigrants
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 245(g) - Parole provision for special immigrant armed forces members seeking adjustment of status
INA 245(h) - Adjustment of special immigrant juveniles
INA 245(k) - Inapplicability of certain provisions for certain employment-based immigrants
Pub. L. 101-649 (PDF) - 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 (PDF) - Armed Forces Immigration Adjustment Act of 1991
Pub. L. 102-232 (PDF) - Section 302 of the Miscellaneous and Technical Immigration and Nationality Amendments of 1991
Pub. L. 105-119 (PDF) - Section 113 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1998
Pub. L. 109-163 (PDF) - 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 (PDF) - Section 1244 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, as amended – Special immigrant status for certain Iraqis
Pub. L. 110-457 (PDF) - Section 235(d) of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA) - Permanent protection for certain at-risk children
Pub. L. 116-260 - Section 7034 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2021
Pub. L. 116-283 (PDF) - Section 9502 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021 NDAA) - Workforce issues for military realignments in the Pacific
No appendices available at this time.
This technical update to Volume 7 removes an alert box that was superseded by the Policy Manual update on October 6, 2022. This technical update also removes “EB-4" from the title of Volume 7, Part F and makes related conforming edits.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the transition of the responsibility to adjudicate certain Afghan special immigrant visa (SIV) petitions to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and to incorporate other changes to the Afghan and Iraqi SIV classifications resulting from the Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to incorporate changes from the Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions Final Rule (SIJ Final Rule), including updated citations, new definitions, and clarifications.
This technical update directs readers to visit the USCIS webpage for the latest information on Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program extensions and visa numbers for Afghans who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government.
This technical update replaces all instances of the term “alien” with “noncitizen” or other appropriate terms throughout the Policy Manual where possible, 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”].
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising its policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to align with the Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2020. This guidance becomes effective October 2, 2020. For information regarding implementation, see Appendix: 2020 Fee Rule Litigation Summary.
This technical update removes references to Form I-508F, Request for Waiver of Certain Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities. French nationals are covered by a special convention between France and the United States. Previously, French nationals were required to submit both Form I-508 and Form I-508F to USCIS. The 11/08/19 form edition combines information from both forms. Therefore, French nationals are now only required to submit Form I-508.
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, 332.97 KB) between the AFM and the Policy Manual.
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”].
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).
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.
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