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Special Immigration Juvenile Status

What Is Special Immigration Juvenile Status?

Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS) is a way for noncitizen children to obtain lawful permanent residency in the United States, despite unlawful or unauthorized presence in the US, on the grounds of abuse, neglect or abandonment by parents in their former country of residence. Although the application requirements are straightforward, the process can still be overwhelming and stressful. If you are seeking SIJS status, it pays to have legal guidance from a practiced immigration attorney. Our team of Queens immigration lawyers at Musa-Obregon Law PC can guide you through the process and provide legal counsel for all your immigration needs.

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Do You Qualify for SIJS?

There are only a few basic requirements to determine SIJS application eligibility. The most important part of your application for SIJS involves juvenile court orders. Once you know that you qualify, the application process begins.

Preliminary Qualifications for SIJS are:

  • Applicant must be under 21 years of age
  • Applicant cannot be married
  • Applicant must have a juvenile court order confirming that he/she cannot live with parents due to abuse, neglect or abandonment

The eligibility and application requirements can differ from state to state, so it is crucial to discuss your application with an attorney who has your best interest at heart. We can help you work with the juvenile curt system to ensure that your paperwork is completed accurately and in the optimal way for status approval. In some instances, we can also apply to have the fees waived for your green card.

SIJS Applicant Advantages and Limitations

Application for this status has advantages over other types of green card applications. The barriers that typically exist are not relevant, because of the special circumstances of residency. There is no penalty for unlawfully entering the United States or residing here without authorization.

If you are granted SIJS status, it is important to keep in mind that although it has many advantages, there are also limitations. Once you are approved for SIJS, you can not create an immigration petition for either parent. The SIJS status thus treats the applicant as if he or she was an orphan, even if only one parent was abusive or neglectful.

Queens Special Immigration Juvenile Status Attorneys

If you are currently in the US and seeking SIJS, you need the legal guidance of a qualified, experienced Special Immigration Juvenile Status lawyer on our team in Queens, NY. We understand the circumstances behind SIJS applications and we want you to know that you have an advocate on your side. Let our team walk you through the application process and help you make sure that you have a positive future.

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