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 204.12(f) - May a physician practice clinical medicine in a different underserved area?
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(e) - Retention of section 203(b)(1), (2), or (3) priority date
8 CFR 204.5(h) - Aliens with extraordinary ability
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)(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 101(a)(42) - Definition of refugee
INA 203(b) - Preference allocation for employment-based immigrants
INA 203(b)(4) - Certain special immigrants
INA 204(j) - Job flexibility for long delayed applicants for adjustment of status to permanent residence
INA 204(l) - Surviving relative consideration for certain petitions and applications
INA 208(c)(2) - Termination of asylum
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 214(l) - Restrictions on waiver
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(k) - Inapplicability of certain provisions for certain employment-based immigrants
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. 116-92 - Section 7611 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
Pub. L. 96-212 - Refugee Act of 1980
No appendices available at this time.
Technical Update - Moving the Adjudicator’s Field Manual Content into the USCIS Policy ManualMay 21, 2020
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 between the AFM and the Policy Manual.
Technical Update - National Interest Waiver Portability ProvisionsMay 20, 2020
This technical update clarifies guidance within the USCIS Policy Manual on portability for physicians with an approved immigrant petition based on a national interest waiver (NIW) applying for adjustment of status, and the applicability of the 2-year foreign residence requirement of INA 212(e) to certain NIW physicians.
Technical Update - Incorporating Existing Guidance into the Policy ManualMay 15, 2020
This technical update is part of an initiative to move existing policy guidance from the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) into the Policy Manual. This update does not make major substantive changes but consolidates and incorporates existing AFM guidance into the Policy Manual, streamlining USCIS’ immigration policy while removing obsolete information. This guidance replaces Chapters 1, 3.4, 10.2, 10.3(a), 10.3(c), 10.3(e), 10.3(i), 10.4, 10.22, 11.1(c), 13, 14, 17, 23.8, 31.7, 33.10, 34.5, 35, 41.6, 42, 44, 56.1, 56.3, 56.4, 62, 81, 82, 83.1, 83.2, and 83.3 of the AFM, related appendices, and policy memoranda.
Technical Update - Removing Obsolete Form I-864WApril 16, 2020
This technical update removes references to Form I-864W, Request for Exemption for Intending Immigrant’s Affidavit of Support, which was discontinued by the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Rule and is no longer used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
POLICY ALERT - Liberian Refugee Immigration FairnessApril 07, 2020
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding eligibility requirements, filing, and adjudication of adjustment of status applications based on the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness law.
Technical Update - Replacing the Term “Entrepreneur”March 19, 2020
This technical update replaces instances of the term “entrepreneur” with “investor” throughout the Policy Manual in accordance with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Final Rule.
POLICY ALERT - Effect of Travel Abroad by Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries with Final Orders of RemovalDecember 20, 2019
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the effect of travel outside the United States by temporary protected status beneficiaries who have final removal orders.
POLICY ALERT - Adjustment on New Basis After Termination of Conditional Permanent ResidenceNovember 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.
POLICY ALERT - EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Final RuleNovember 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.
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”].
Technical Update - Visa RetrogressionFebruary 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.
Technical Update - Child Status Protection ActJanuary 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.
POLICY ALERT - Use of Form G-325AOctober 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).
POLICY ALERT - Child Status Protection ActMay 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).
POLICY ALERT - Adjustment of Status Interview Guidelines and Waiver CriteriaMay 15, 2018
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating guidance regarding adjustment of status interview guidelines and interview waivers.
POLICY ALERT - Registration of Lawful Permanent Resident StatusDecember 21, 2016
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance addressing registration of lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.
POLICY ALERT - Special Immigrant Juvenile Classification and Special Immigrant-Based Adjustment of StatusOctober 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.
POLICY ALERT - Removing Obsolete Form I-643 from Filing Requirements for Certain Adjustment ApplicationsJune 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).
POLICY ALERT - Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures and 245(a) AdjustmentFebruary 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).
POLICY ALERT - Refugee and Asylee-Based Adjustment of Status under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 209March 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).