Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) Status
The purpose of the SIJ program is to help foreign children in the United States who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.
- Certain children who are unable to be reunited with a parent can get a green card as a SIJ
- Children who get a green card through the SIJ program can live and work permanently in the United States
Get your green card through the SIJ program
- Can never petition for a green card for your parents.
- Cannot petition for a green card for your brothers and sisters until you become a U.S. citizen.
State juvenile courts and child welfare agencies may contact USCIS to ask general questions or request outreach on the SIJ program by submitting a request to: USCIS-IGAOutreach@uscis.dhs.gov.