Interoffice Memorandum: Clarification of Aging Out Provisions as They Affect Preference Relatives and Immediate Family Members Under The Child Status Protection Act Section 6 And Form I-539 Adjudications for V Status, Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapters 21.2(e)(4)(C) and 37.4 (AFM Update AD06-21) [open pdf - 79KB]
"Section I of this memorandum clarifies when an alien beneficiary is eligible to exercise the 'opt-out provisions under section 6 of the CSPA. Section II of this memorandum addresses adjudication of Form I-539 requests for extension of V-2 and V-3 status when the petitioner has naturalized. The AFM updates also contain updated filing location information for V related employment authorization requests and amended language to reflect USCIS policy in light of the Akhtar v. Burzynski, 384 F.3d 1193 (9th Cir. 2004) decision."
HQ 70/6.1.3 (CSPA Section 6, Opting-Out) : HQ 70/8.1 (Form I-539, V Visas) : AFM Update AD06-21
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/