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Who We Serve - Amerasians

Published: October 2, 2012

Definition

Persons from Vietnam who are admitted to the U.S. as immigrants pursuant to section 584 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1988, are eligible to receive ORR assistance and services. This definition is contained in section 101(e) of Public Law 100-202 and amended by the 9th proviso under Migration and Refugee Assistance in Title II of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Acts, 1989 (Pub. L. No. 100-461 as amended).

Eligibility

Amerasians are eligible for ORR benefits and services beginning on the date of their entry into the United States.

Documentation requirements

Acceptable documents for certain Amerasians:

Documents/Codes

Comments

AM-1 admission code on the I-94

Amerasian born in Vietnam after Jan. 1, 1962 and before Jan. 1, 1976 who was fathered by a U.S. citizen

AM-2 admission code on the I-94

Spouse or child of Amerasian

AM-3 admission code on the I-94

Mother, guardian or next-of-kin of Amerasian

AM-6 adjustment code on Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card (or Resident Alien Card)

Amerasian (see above)

AM-7 adjustment code on Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card (or Resident Alien Card)

Spouse or child of Amerasian

AM-8 adjustment code on Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card (or Resident Alien Card)

Mother, guardian or next-of-kin of Amerasian

Vietnamese Exit Visa with codes AM-1, AM-2 or AM-3

"Laissez Passer"; may have temporary I-551 stamp

Vietnamese passport with codes AM-1, AM-2 or AM-3

May have temporary I-551 stamp

United States passport with codes AM-1, AM-2 or AM-3

 

 

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