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  • Who is a “child” for Immigration Purposes?

    Definition of a Child According to INA 101(b) (1) and 8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(1), a child is defined as: an “unmarried person under 21 years of age who is a: WHAT ABOUT STEP-CHILDREN? Step Child [See INA 101(b)(1)(B), 8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(1)(B)]: A step-child is a child as long as the step-child was under 18 when step-relationship was created, meaning that the…

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  • Derivative beneficiaries on family preference category visas

    NOTE: Only family preference category visas have derivative beneficiaries. Immediate relative petitions do not have derivatives. Eligibility Criteria for Adjustment as Derivative Applicant In order to be eligible for a Green Card as a derivative applicant in a family-based preference category, you must meet the following requirements:

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