am a family-based new immigrant. I will sent out my Form I-1485
application to USCIS very soon. I have a 20 years son who will be
included in my Form I-1485 application. I am worry about that he may
reach 21 years old before the Form I-1485 approval. Could you please
give me some idea about the "aging-out process"?
one of dependent child is about to reach 21 years of age and seeks
immigrant status as the dependent beneficiary of either family-based or
employment-based immigration, it is the USCIS practice to take such
case as the "top priority" case and expedite the process so that the
Green Card applications for the entire family are adjudicated before
the child reaches 21 years of age.
Consequently, not only the aging out child but also the parents and
other siblings receive "expedite" processing and cases are approved in
a fairly short period of time. This aging-out expedite process has been
available in the USCIS.
Currently, aging-out expedite works well in the family-based
proceedings. Such aging-out expedite works at the USCIS local district
office one-step I-130/I-485 proceedings. The USCIS district offices
approves I-485 applications for the entire family members in the event
that a child will reach 21 years of age in a few months.