US: Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness

UPDATE*** Filing extended to Dec. 20, 2021. See links and details, and take advantage of this opportunity.

ALERT: The filing period for certain Liberian nationals and certain family members to apply for adjustment of status under the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision has been extended from one year to two years. If you are applying to adjust status based on LRIF, you must properly file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and we must receive it by Dec. 20, 2021, two years from the date of enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2020 (PDF).

For more information, see Sec. 901 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Extension of Period for Adjustment of Status for Certain Liberian Nationals.

-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Section 7611 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF), allows Liberian nationals and their spouses, unmarried children under 21 years old, or unmarried sons and daughters 21 years old or older living in the United States who meet the eligibility requirements to apply to become lawful permanent residents (receive Green Cards).

Eligibility for Adjustment of Status

In order to be eligible for a Green Card under the LRIF, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You properly file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status by Dec. 20, 2020;
  • You are a national of Liberia;
  • You have been continuously physically present in the United States during the period beginning on November 20, 2014, and ending on the date you properly file your Form I-485;
  • You are otherwise eligible for an immigrant visa; and
  • You are admissible to the United States for lawful permanent residence or eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility or other form of relief.

-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

See Full Details

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Website. Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness