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II. CIS DOCUMENTATION MOST OFTEN PRESENTED BY ALIENS

ELIGIBLE FOR RCA and RMA

For a comprehensive list of CIS documentation, and instructions on how to determine eligibility status, refer to Appendix C, CIS Documentation for Aliens Eligible for RCA. A child(ren) who arrives with a parent(s) carries the same alien status as the parent(s).

If a applicant has a document which is a(n):

Then the status is:

I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record): Coded with a reference to the following section:

Section 207

Refugee, Eligible

[See Chart #2]

I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record): Coded with a reference to the following section:

Section 208

Granted Asylum, Eligible

[See Chart #3 and Appendix I]

I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record): Coded AM-1,

AM-2, or AM-3

Amerasian, LPR, Eligible

[See Chart #5]

I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record indicating at least 12 months): Coded with Section 212 (d)(5)

Parolee; Cuban or Haitian National, Eligible

[See Chart #’s 4a, 4b, 4c and 4d]

U. S. Passport or CIS document bearing the Endorsement "Processed for I-551, Temporary Evidence of Lawful Permanent Residence"

Permanent Resident, Lawfully Admitted

for Permanent Residence (LPR), Eligible

I-551 (Resident Alien Card):

Coded AM-1, AM-2, AM-3,

Amerasian, LPR, Eligible

[See Chart #5]

I-551 (Resident Alien Card):

Coded CH-6

Cuban/Haitian, Eligible

I-551 (Resident Alien Card):

Coded RE6, RE7, and RE8

Other Refugees, Eligible

The following documents will confirm both status and date of entry for Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrants:

Applicant

Documentation

Principal Applicant Iraqi or Afghan Special Immigrant

Iraqi or Afghan passport with an immigrant visa stamp noting that the individual has been admitted under IV (Immigrant Visa) Category SI1 and DHS stamp or notation on passport or I-94 showing date of entry

Spouse of Principal Applicant Iraqi or Afghan Special Immigrant

Iraqi or Afghan passport with an immigrant visa stamp noting that the individual has been admitted under IV (Immigrant Visa) Category SI2 and DHS stamp or notation on passport or I-94 showing date of entry

Unmarried Child Under 21 Years of Age of Iraqi or Afghan Special Immigrant

Iraqi or Afghan passport with an immigrant visa stamp noting that the individual has been admitted under IV (Immigrant Visa) Category SI3 and DHS stamp or notation on passport or I-94 showing date of entry

Principal Applicant Iraqi or Afghan Special Immigrant

Principal Adjusting Status in the U.S.

DHS Form I-551 (“green card”) showing Iraqi or Afghan nationality (or Iraqi or Afghan passport), with an IV (immigrant visa) code of SI6

Spouse of Principal Applicant Iraqi or Afghan Special Immigrant in P6 Category

DHS Form I-551 (“green card”) showing Iraqi or Afghan nationality (or Iraqi or Afghan passport), with an IV (immigrant visa) code of SI7

Unmarried Child Under 21 Years of Age of Iraqi or Afghan Special Immigrant in P6 Category

DHS Form I-551 (“green card”) showing Iraqi or Afghan Nationality (or Iraqi or Afghan passport), with an IV (“immigrant visa”) code of SI9

While the Class of Admission (COA) code SQ designates Iraqi Special Immigrants, some Afghanis were issued Special Immigrant Visas or I-551s (green card) with COA SQ1, SQ2, SQ3, SQ6, SQ7, or SQ9. Country of Citizenship is determined by the passport or information on the I-551, not by the COA code. When the COA is SQ, verify whether the applicant is Afghani or Iraqi to verify eligibility for ORR benefits and services.

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