A note about Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

A note about Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

United States immigration law allows certain immigrant children to obtain Lawful Permanent Residence (“green cards”) through a special visa category known as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).

Children can qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)Eligibility Requirements for SIJS applicants:

  • Child is under 21 years old
  • Child is unmarried
  • Child lives in the U.S.
  • The child’s reunification with one or both parents is not possible due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment
  • It is not in the child’s best interest to be returned to his or her country of nationality
  • SIJS applicants do not have to prove lawful entry into the U.S. or current lawful status in the U.S.!

Even if your child is in removal proceedings, we can help!

Immigrant children may also apply for work authorization while their application is pending!


Download a printable SIJS Flyer.