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DOS requests comment on revisions to Form DS-7699, Affidavit of Relationship for Minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras

  1. Date Announced

    April 26, 2017

    DOS requests comment on proposed revisions to Form DS-7699, Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) for Minors Who Are Nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Among the proposed changes include adding nine additional options to designate the individual relationship to the qualifying child which reflect an expansion of the program to additional categories of family members of the qualifying children. In addition, the form contains minor formatting edits, changes to relationship codes to match those used by the Refugee Processing Center, and clarification on the relationships that will require DNA testing.

    The purpose of this form is to allow U.S.-based parents to provide biographical information about their children in the qualifying countries to assist the DOS in determining whether those children and certain derivative beneficiaries are qualified to apply for access to the Central American Minor (CAM) program for family reunification purposes, as well as to verify parent-child relationships during refugee case adjudication. [ID #853]

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  3. Subsequent Action

    May 30, 2017

    OMB approved this information collection (without change).

    OMB approves information collect request
  4. Subsequent Action

    November 8, 2017

    On November 8, 2017, the Department of State announced that the U.S. government is ending the Central American Minors (CAM) refugee program in FY 2018 and indicated that the Department of State will not accept any new applications to the CAM refugee program after November 9, 2017.

    U.S. government ends the Central American Minors (CAM) refugee program
  5. Subsequent Action

    June 17, 2019

    Form DS-7699 is discontinued, effective 6/30/2019.

    Discontinued

  1. Associated or Derivative Policies

Commentary

Brookings Institution: A Refugee and Parole Program for Central American Minors

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