Date AnnouncedFeb. 14, 2019
The Refugee Affairs Division issued guidance requiring formal, legal marriages for the purposes of including a spouse as an RE-2 derivative spouse in refugee cases. Previous guidance had allowed informal or unregistered marriages in certain cases where spouses faced challenges in marrying formally and could not easily perfect the marriage.
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Effective Date of ChangeFeb. 14, 2019