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Adoption FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


What is the USCIS doing with currently pending applications for Certificates of Citizenship?

  • For pending applications filed to recognize citizenship status already acquired, the USCIS will continue to adjudicate such applications under the relevant law applicable to the case
  • For applications that required USCIS approval before an individual could be deemed a U.S. citizen, the USCIS will adjudicate those cases under current law until February 27, 2001
  • On February 27, 2001, the USCIS will adjudicate those cases under the new law and, for applicants who automatically acquire citizenship as of the effective date, the USCIS will issue certificates of citizenship reflecting the person’s citizenship as of that date

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How do I find out the status of my application for foreign adoption?

You may check status by using VisaPro’s free visa status service.


Can I appeal a denial of my application for a foreign adoption?

Yes, if your petition is denied, the denial letter will tell you how to appeal

  • Generally, you may file a Notice of Appeal along with the required fee with the office that issued the denial letter within 33 days of receiving the denial
  • Once the fee is collected and the form is processed, the appeal will be referred to the Administrative Appeals Unit in Washington, D.C.

Note: Sending the appeal directly to the Administrative Appeals Unit will delay the process.

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