Provision Allowing Special Immigrant Juveniles to File in Person Before Their 21st Birthday

Petitioners for Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification (or their representatives) may schedule an appointment within two weeks before their 21st birthday to file a Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, in person.

SIJ petitioners must File before their 21st birthday. SIJ petitioners nearing age 21 (or their representatives) may call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 to schedule an SIJ expedite appointment at a local field office so they can File in person within two weeks before they turn 21.

The SIJ petitioner (or their representative) may use that appointment to File in person at the field office. USCIS will not examine the request for completeness, but will process it following standard receipting procedures. If your Form is properly filed, they will issue a Notice of Action, using the date they physically received it at the field office as the receipt date.

For additional information on in-person filing of Form I-360 by SIJ petitioners before their 21st birthday, please visit the Special Immigrant Juveniles webpage.