Term Adjustment of Status Adjudication
Code FT-3550.0200
Definition Programs that accept and make decisions regarding the applications of aliens who wish to become lawful permanent residents. Certain aliens who have been inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States or who are refugees, asylees or persons holding nonimmigrant visas may have their status adjusted to that of lawful permanent residence if they are in lawful status, are eligible to receive an immigrant visa, and a visa is immediately available. Immigrant visas are immediately available for spouses, unmarried children younger than age 21, and parents of U.S. citizens. Some aliens not in lawful status may also be able to adjust their status under special rules set out in Immigration and Naturalization Act section 245(i).
Created 6/27/01
Changed 5/4/10
Use References Adjustment of Status Processing
HIV Waiver Adjudication
Waivers of Inadmissibility Adjudication
See Also References Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Residence (FT-3600.0250)
External Classification Terms Citizenship/Immigration (CAN CI-150)
Government & Public Administration (NPC W08)
Government & Public Administration (NTE W20)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (USA LE-450)
Related Concepts Immigrants/Refugees
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Glossary", U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=b328194d3e88d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=b328194d3e88d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD

"I Am a Refugee or Asylee... How Do Iā€¦Become a Permanent Resident of the United States?", U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/d3_english.pdf

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