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USCIS Unable to Resume Processing Adoptions from Vietnam

Released Feb. 2, 2011: Intercountry Adoptions Under the Hague Adoption Convention WASHINGTON – "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it cannot approve a Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative , filed on behalf of a...

USCIS Unable to Approve I-800 Petitions to Adopt Children from Cambodia

USCIS, Jan. 2, 2013 - " The Cambodian government has indicated that it intends to begin accepting intercountry adoption petitions on Jan. 1, 2013. Cambodia joined the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Hague Adoption Convention) on...

Advance Copy of DOS Final Rule: International Adoption Simplification Act

"This rule amends the Department of State’s regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include a new adoption provision from the International Adoption Simplification Act...

DOS Final Rule: International Adoption Simplification Act

"This rule amends the Department of State’s regulations relating to adoptions in countries party to the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption to include a new adoption provision from the International Adoption Simplification Act...

USCIS Liberalizes Criteria for Determining Habitual Residence in Some Hague Convention Adoption Cases

"Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), there are three ways that adopted children can qualify as the children of a U.S. citizen parent for purposes of acquiring lawful permanent resident status, and generally derivative U.S. citizen status, through that adoptive parent....