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Adjustment of Status to Permanent Residence for Aliens in T or U Nonimmigrant Status
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The DHS has submitted an interim rule relating to Permanent Residency requirement for aliens in T or U nonimmigrant visa status, which would be effective from January 12, 2009. Written comments can be submitted on or before February 10, 2009 in order to be assured of consideration.

The Department of Homeland Security is amending its regulations to permit aliens in lawful T or U nonimmigrant status to apply for Adjustment of Status to lawful permanent resident. U nonimmigrant status is available to aliens who are victims of certain crimes and are being helpful to the investigation or prosecution of those crimes. This rule provides that family members of a principal T or U nonimmigrant granted or seeking adjustment of status may also apply for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident. This rule also provides for adjustment of status or approval of an immigrant petition for certain family members of U applicants who were never admitted to the United States in U nonimmigrant status.

Click here to read the DHS’ complete Interim Rule on Adjustment of Status for T or U nonimmigrant visa holders.


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