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We are offering complimentary consultations with our experienced attorneys via phone, Skype, FaceTime and Zoom to anyone – individuals, businesses and organizations – with a situation and/or questions related to immigration and nationality law. We can advise or offer second opinions on family-based and employment based immigration options, employer compliance, maintenance of non-immigrant status and employment authorization, political asylum, removal defense, remedies through federal court litigation or other U.S. immigration matters. Please contact us 24/7 at (312) 444-1940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Immigrant Juveniles, also known as SIJs, are classified as children who have been subject to state juvenile court related to abuse, abandonment, neglect, or similar. The Special Immigration Juvenile Green Card allows them to seek lawful permanent residence in the United States as determined by the USCIS.
An applicant must meet the following set requirements to qualify for a Special Immigrant Juvenile Green Card:
In the United States, a juvenile state court must find that you:
To file a petition for SIJ Classification, you must complete and submit Form I-360. In addition to the form, you will need to provide supporting documentation on the following:
If your petition has been approved and you are granted SIJ classification, you may be eligible for a Green Card by filing Form I-485. This process is also known as applying for lawful permanent residence. After you have applied for a Green Card, the USCIS will send you an informed notice of action which is your official receipt for filing. If any additional evidence is needed, you will be contacted by the USCIS. Decisions by the USCIS generally take about 6 months from the date you filed.
At Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C., we provide individuals and families with the legal representation they need. If you or a loved one are filing or petitioning for Special Immigrant Juvenile status, we’re here to help. Contact a member of our team today at 312.444.1940.