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USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on Registration of Lawful Permanent Resident Status


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued policy guidance on December 21, 2016, addressing registration of lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.

USCIS said the updated policy: (1) provides guidance on eligibility and evidentiary requirements for presumption of lawful admission and creation of record, registration by children born in the United States to accredited foreign diplomats, and the registry program; (2) provides guidance on presumption of lawful admission following certain errors that occurred at the time of admission; and (3) explains relevant codes of admission and effective dates of LPR status for approved applications for registration.

The policy alert (PA-2016-10) is at https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/Updates/20161221-Registration.pdf, and the updated guidance is included in the USCIS Policy Manual. The latest manual is at https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual.html. A summary of new or updated policies available for comment is at https://www.uscis.gov/outreach/feedback-opportunities/policy-manual-comment.

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