As of March 21, 2023, the USCIS office is working on updating its Policy Manual 5 and 12 with information about how US citizenship and naturalization laws apply to adopted children. This update aims to consolidate and clarify existing information in Volume 5 and supplement the policy manual on citizenship and immigration in Volume 12. The updated guidance can be found on the USCIS reference page.
It is important to note that the requirements for obtaining US citizenship for adopted children have not changed with this updated guidance. Instead, the USCIS hopes to provide adoptive families and adoptees with clearer information on these requirements so that they can obtain their US citizenship and necessary documents if they are eligible.
By updating this guidance, the USCIS aims to make the process of obtaining a certificate of citizenship for adopted children more accessible and easier to understand. This is a crucial step in ensuring that all children who are adopted by US citizens have the opportunity to obtain US citizenship and all the benefits that come with it.
If you are an adoptive family or an adoptee seeking US citizenship, it is important to review the updated guidance carefully and consult with a qualified immigration attorney if you have any questions or concerns. The USCIS is committed to helping families navigate the citizenship process and ensuring that every child has the opportunity to become a US citizen if they are eligible.
If you are an adoptive family or an adoptee seeking US citizenship, it is important to understand the steps involved in obtaining a green card. One way to do this is by applying for an I-130 form, which is necessary for obtaining a green card through marriage or other family relationships.
After filing your I-130 form, it is essential to keep track of the status of your case. This is important to ensure that your application is processed promptly and that you have the necessary documents and information to move forward in the process.
If you’ve already filing an I-130 for your adopted child, you can access our page to see how to check the status of the petition.
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