245(i): Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

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This introductory practice advisory explains 245(i), including “grandfathering” and “after acquired,” and includes screening questions to assist in identifying and evaluating possible 245(i) options for your clients. 

Updated with new examples and notes on USCIS handling of these cases, including a Policy Manual discrepancy on grandfathering that practitioners should be aware of when filing 245(i) cases while this issue remains unresolved. Also includes new mention of following to join for after acquired derivative beneficiaries.