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Volume 7 – Adjustment of Status


Part A – Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures

Part B – 245(a) Adjustment

Part C – 245(i) Adjustment

Part D – Family-Based Adjustment

Part E – Employment-Based Adjustment

Part F – Special Immigrant-Based (EB-4) Adjustment

Part G – Diversity Visa Adjustment

Part H – Criminal or Terrorist Informant-Based Adjustment

Part I – VAWA-Based Adjustment

Part J – Trafficking Victim-Based Adjustment

Part K – Crime Victim-Based Adjustment

Part L – Refugee Adjustment

Part M – Asylee Adjustment

Part N – Legalization

Part O – Registration

Part P – Special Adjustment Programs

Part Q – Rescission of Lawful Permanent Residence

Part R – Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Residence


 

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 ALERTRegistration 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.


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POLICY ALERTSpecial 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.


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POLICY ALERTRemoving 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).


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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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POLICY ALERTRefugee 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).


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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 101.2​ - Presumption of lawful admission; entry under erroneous name or other errors
  • 8 CFR 103.2 - Submission and adjudication of benefit requests
  • 22 CFR 41.24 - International organization aliens​

  • ​22 CFR 41.25 - NATO representatives, officials, and employees​

  • 22 CFR 42.12 - Department of State 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 101.3 - Lawful permanent resident status for persons born under diplomatic status in the United States

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

  • 8 CFR 103.7 - Waiver of 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 245.8Adjustment of status as a special immigrant under section INA 101(a)(27)(K) of the Act

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

  • 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) - Employee​s​ 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(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

  • ​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

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Appendices

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Current as of October 30, 2018