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Volume 7 – Adjustment of Status

Part A – Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures


Chapter 1 – Purpose and Background

Chapter 2 – Eligibility Requirements

Chapter 3 – Filing Instructions

Chapter 4 – Documentation

Chapter 5 – Interview Guidelines

Chapter 6 – Adjudicative Review

Chapter 7 – Child Status Protection Act

Chapter 8 – Transfer of Underlying Basis

Chapter 9 – Death of Petitioner or Principal Beneficiary

Chapter 10 – Legal Analysis and Use of Discretion

Chapter 11 – Decision Procedures


 

POLICY ALERTUse 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).


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POLICY ALERTChild 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).


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POLICY ALERTAdjustment 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.


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POLICY ALERTAdjustment 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).


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Legal Authorities

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

  • 8 CFR 103.2 - Submission and adjudication of benefit requests
  • 22 CFR 42.12 - Department of State rules of chargeabiliity

  • 8 CFR 103.7 - Waiver of fees

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

  • 8 CFR 245.6 - Interviews for adjustment of status

  • 9 FAM 503.3-2 - Determining priority dates

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

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

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

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

  • INA 245(a) - Adjustment of status

  • INA 245(c) - Bars to adjustment of status

  • 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 291 - Burden of proof


Appendices

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Current as of October 30, 2018