Centralized SIJ Processing at National Benefits Center (starting Nov. 1, 2016)

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Starting on November 1, 2016, the USCIS will centralize the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) program.  The USCIS will process Form I-360 petitions and Form I-485 immigrant visa applications for the SIJ program at one location, the National Benefits Center (NBC).  However, the USCIS will retain discretion to require in-person interviews at local field offices.

SIJ-based petitions and applications filed before November 1 will be adjudicated by the field office that has jurisdiction.