USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

The resources below provide general and state-specific information regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). These materials include training manuals and general information, in addition to sample applications, documents, and immigration court cases. These resources also include materials that address SIJS-specific issues, such as consent, abandonment, abuse, and neglect.

USCRI makes these materials available to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and others. The materials come from a variety of sources, and USCRI does not make any representations as to the accuracy or credibility of the source. If you are having trouble accessing documents or have materials you would like to share, please email probono[at]

Table of Contents


General Information 

One-Parent SIJS Resources

Published Decisions and Memoranda 


Interstate Resources 

Redacted Sample Applications and Documents 

Consent Issues 

Samples by State or Region  


Important Note:The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 substantially changed the legal requirements for obtaining SIJS. See the Neufeld Memorandum on SIJS Provisions of the TVPRA for more information.

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