Policy Memorandum: Extension of Status for T and U Nonimmigrants; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 39.1(g)(3) and Chapter 39.2(g)(3) (AFM Update AD11-22)   [open pdf - 348KB]

"This Policy Memorandum (PM) provides guidance about extensions of status for T and U nonimmigrants, including any related application for adjustment status. [...] On January 31, 2002, USCIS [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services] published an interim rule codified at 8 CFR [Code of Federal Regulations] 214.11, 'New Classification for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons; Eligibility for 'T' Nonimmigrant Status," implementing the T nonimmigrant status created by the TVPA [Trafficking Victims Protection Act]. This regulation contained brief information on adjustment of status and required a T nonimmigrant to file for adjustment of status within the 90 days immediately preceding the third anniversary of the approval of T nonimmigrant status. 8 CFR 214.11(p)(2) (2008). The regulation also stated that proper filing of an application for adjustment of status would allow the applicant to remain in T nonimmigrant status, with all the rights and privileges of a T nonimmigrant, until a final decision is rendered on the application."

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Policy Memorandum: PM-602-0032
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