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Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Guidance Modified

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) allows applicants for certain immigration benefits to retain child classification even if they have reached the age of 21. The new CSPA guidance extends coverage to aliens who had an approved visa petition prior to the enactment of CSPA on August 6, 2002, but who did not have a pending application for permanent residence on the date CSPA was enacted. Aliens who were ineligible under prior guidance and who following the enactment of CSPA never filed an application for permanent residence can take advantage of the new guidance and file now. Those that filed an application for permanent residence after CSPA was enacted, but were denied solely because they aged out may file motions to reopen or reconsider without a filing fee.

USCIS Release

Fact Sheet On CSPA Modified Guidance

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