Under the new guidance, USCIC will use the Dates of Filing chart instead of the Final Action Date chart for the purpose of calculating the age of these immigrants for CSPA.
America’s President Joe Biden The U.S. Administration has announced an update to a manual of policy for purposes of calculating an immigrant’s age in certain situations under the Child Status Protection Act (CSAPA). This step may be small, but it will benefit lakhs of people. It is seen as a significant step to address the problems faced by people who have passed the age limit to obtain visas even though they came to the US legally as children with their parents. A large number of them are Indians.
Applicants must be under 21 years of age to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the United States based on their parent’s approved application for a family-sponsored or employment-based visa. If the applicant turns 21 during the course of the process, i.e. if he exceeds the prescribed age, he is normally no longer entitled to reside with the parents on the basis of the application.
Policy Changes in Visa Rules
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has officially made a policy change that we have been waiting for for a long time, said Deep Patel of Improvedream.org, who leads the movement of nearly two lakh people facing difficulties due to overage. were requesting. USCIS will use the filing chart dates to determine the age of the CSPA and previously denied applications can be refiled.
waiting to get permanent residency
The federal agency said that USCIC will use the Dates of Filing chart instead of the Final Action Date chart for the purpose of calculating the age of these immigrants for CSPA under the new guidelines. The US State Department’s Visa Bulletin is used to determine when a visa number will be available. There are two charts in the Visa Bulletin – Dates of Filing Chart and Final Action Dates Chart. As of April 2020, according to official records, an estimated 253,293 children were waiting to receive permanent residency based on their parents’ employment-based immigrant visa petitions.
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