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USCIS issues new standards for adoption from Hague Convention countries.

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 20, 2017

    PM 602-0095 sets forth when USCIS can find that the Hague Adoption Convention does not apply to the adoption in the United States of a child whose Country of Origin (COO) is another Hague Adoption Convention country. USCIS maintains that it is a competent authority to make a factual determination of habitual residence when a child is present in the United States and under certain circumstances USCIS may determine a child living in the United States is habitually resident in the United States. [ID #701]

    USCIS Policy Memorandum--PM-602-0095--Criteria for Determining Habitual Residence in the United States for Children from Hague Convention Countries
  2. Effective Date

    November 20, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS Bureau of Consular Affairs

Pre Trump-Era Policies


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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