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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued new guidance


The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued new guidance in their USCIS Policy Manual, which became effective on February 25, 2016. The new policy will provide general information about policies and procedures for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence and adjustment under the section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (NIA).

Some of the adjustments include providing guidance on basic eligibility requirements, evidentiary requirements and helping facilitate interviews. The policies also explain eligibility requirements for adjustment of status under INA, legal terminology, and the distinction between lawful status, unlawful status, and period of authorized stay.

The new policy will be updating Volume 7 of the Policy Manual. For more information, please see the USCIS policy alert.

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