Category Archives: Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)

Adjudicator’s Field Manual – Redacted Public Version

Updated through May 10, 2011, the online public version of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) comprehensively details USCIS policies and procedures for adjudicating applications and petitions. USCIS updates the AFM regularly to incorporate new policies and procedures established through statutes, … Continue reading

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Citizenship, Acquisition and Derivation, Child Citizenship Act

Citizenship: Acquisition and Derivation. (a) Introduction. (revision dated 07/18/2005) In addition to the naturalization process, the United States recognizes the U.S. citizenship of individuals gained through other means. A Certificate of Citizenship documents citizenship that is obtained other than through … Continue reading

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Child Status Protection Act, CSPA

On August 6, 2002 President Bush signed the Child Status Protection Act. This new law addresses the problem of minor children losing their eligibility for certain immigration benefits as a result of UCIS processing delays. (when children of U.S. citizens … Continue reading

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Repatriation of Vietnam Citizens

From: Koroma, Kadia H [] Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 11:57 AM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: ICE Assistant Secretary Myers signs historical MOU with Vietnam Importance: High January 22, 2008 Contact: Public Affairs (202) 514-2648 News Release ICE Assistant Secretary Myers … Continue reading

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USCIS Civil Surgeons Locator, Adjustment of status, Permanent Resident, Green Card, Civil Surgeons Illinois, Medical Exam Form I-693

All applicants for adjustment of status are required to have a medical examination. The medical examination must be conducted by a civil surgeon who has been designated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). The designated civil surgeon is … Continue reading

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