To be eligible for SIJ status:

  • You must be under 21 years old on the filing date of the Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

  • Your state court order must be in effect on the filing date of the Form I-360 and when USCIS makes a decision on your application, unless you “aged out” of the state court’s jurisdiction due to no fault of your own

  • You cannot be married, both when you file your application and when USCIS makes a decision on your application

    • “Not married” includes a child whose marriage ended because of:

      • Annulment

      • Divorce

      • Death

  • You must be inside the United States at the time of filing the Form I-360

USCIS Issued a Request for Evidence on I-360/485 asking for additional documents from the Family Court claiming the Special Findings Order from the Family Court Judge was insufficent proof of the Applicant's eligibility for classification as a Special Immigrant Juvenile and Adjustment of Status.  This is a response that was sent refusing to provide the Service with the documents they requested. *case approved*

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