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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AA53 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Nonimmigrant Classes; Spouses and Children of Lawful Permanent Residents; V Classification 

Section 1102 of the Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act of 2000 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to create a new V nonimmigrant classification for the spouses and children of lawful permanent residents, awaiting the availability of an immigrant visa number in the appropriate preference category, in accordance with the monthly Visa Bulletin of the Department of State (DOS). Eligible spouses and children of lawful permanent residents residing abroad who obtain the V nonimmigrant visa from DOS may work and reside in the United States on the basis of the V nonimmigrant classification until they can apply for adjustment of status to that of lawful permanent resident. Certain eligible spouses and children of lawful permanent residents already present in the United States may be granted the V classification until they can apply to adjust status to that of lawful permanent resident.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 103    8 CFR 204 and 205    8 CFR 212    8 CFR 214    8 CFR 245    8 CFR 248    8 CFR 299   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1102    Pub. L. 106-553   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  09/07/2001  66 FR 46697   
Interim Final Rule Effective  09/07/2001    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  11/06/2001    
Final Rule  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: CIS No. 2117-01; Transferred from RIN 1115-AG08.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Merged with 1615-AB95 
Agency Contact:
Phillip Elder
Associate Counsel
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20529
Phone:202 272-1400
Fax:202 272-1405