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USCIS issues policy guidance regarding Form I-130 filed abroad at U.S. embassies and consulates

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 31, 2020

    USCIS issues policy guidance to address the limited circumstances in which USCIS has delegated authority to DOS to accept and adjudicate Form I-130 , Petition for Alien Relative, filed abroad at U.S. embassies and consulates. [ID #963]

    Policy Alert: Accepting Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) Abroad USCIS Policy Manual - Volume 6, Part B, Chapter 3 (as of March 11, 2020)

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Actions: Adjudication Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS DOS


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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