(01/01/22 – 12/31/22)
Refugees are individuals who have fled their country to escape invasion, oppression, or persecution.
Refugees as a qualified noncitizens are potentially eligible for NA or CA.
A Refugee, who is later granted Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status is potentially eligible for NA and CA based on their previous status.
Refugees may also qualify for benefits provided by the Refugee Resettlement Program. Refugee cases, regardless of the Refugee’s country of origin, must be seen by the FAA Refugee Offices during their first 12 months in the U.S. After the first 12 months are completed, Refugee cases must be processed at any FAA office.
NOTE The refugee office staff are the only staff that key the RE Citizenship code on IDCI. In order to keep track of these cases, they also set a free form ACTS Alert for the month after the end of the 12th month. After 12 months, the refugee office staff change the citizenship code for refugees to EA and move the case out of their caseload.