USCIS May Accept Secondary Evidence When Adjudicating I-485 Under LRIF

USCIS issued a policy alert on 10/29/2021 to help some Liberian Nationals in meeting the filing deadline (12/20/2021) for Adjustment of Status under the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) law.

LRIF allows certain Liberian nationals and their spouses, unmarried children under 21 years old, or unmarried sons and daughters 21 years or older living in the United States who meet the eligibility requirements to apply for lawful permanent residence. Noncitizens applying to adjust status based on LRIF must properly file an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I485), which must be received on or by December 20, 2021, the statutory filing deadline.

USCIS clarifies that in the event an applicant cannot provide primary evidence, the applicant must submit secondary evidence of Liberian nationality and demonstrate why the applicant cannot provide primary evidence.

Related posts:

  1. Sample RFE Template Targeting Green Card Applications for Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF)
  2. Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Program