Pathway to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and a Green Card

Applying for SIJS can put you on a path to becoming a lawful permanent resident in the United States and getting your Green Card. But it can be a long and difficult process. While the process may not look the exact same for everyone, these steps are what most youth seeking SIJS will face along the way. Remember that there are people and resources available to help you! Use the links to learn more. Download PDF version here.

Who’s who?

You can easily be confused by the different people involved in your immigration case. If you want to learn more about their various organizations, check out this chart prepared by CILA.


This document was prepared by the Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA), an expert legal resource center with the American Bar Association. This is not legal advice. This resource is for informational purposes only and should not substitute your own research and analysis. Consult your attorney for legal advice about your case.

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