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Policy Memorandum: Continued Eligibility to File for Child VAWA Self-Petitioners After Attaining Age 21; Revisions to Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 21.14 (AFM Update AD07-02)

September 30, 2010

U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

This Policy Memorandum (PM)  provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers regarding an amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act) that provides for continued eligibility for certain individuals to file a VAWA self-petition as a child after attaining age 21, but before attaining age 25. The guidance contained in this PM is effective immediately and in advance of regulatory amendments.

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