CSPA Age Formula

CSPA Age Formula

  1. Determine the age of the applicant on the date that a visa number becomes available.
  2. The date that a visa becomes available is the later of (a) the first day of the month of the Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin, which indicates availability of a visa for that preference category or (b) the petition approval date if a visa number is already available on the approval date. Subtract the number of days the petition was pending as described in paragraphs (B), (C) and (D) below.
  3. This is the beneficiary’s CSPA age. If the  beneficiary’s CSPA age is under 21, he or she remains a child for purposes of the application for permanent residence provided the beneficiary properly applies for permanent residence, based on the subject petition, within one year of visa availability and notwithstanding the alien’s CSPA age on the date of adjudication of such application.

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