What Is a special Immigrant Juvenile Status?

It can be difficult coming to a new country. There’s new food, a new culture, and a new way of living. However, America was founded on immigrants coming to a country and wanting a new way of living to try to have a better life. When you come to America, like many immigrants do, it can be difficult obtaining and learning about immigration information. If you’re an immigrant, it is imperative that you learn about immigration information because you should know your rights as a newcomer to this country. At Zohar Law Firm PLLC, you’ll be able to gain all of the immigration information you need so you can determine the best situation for you and your family. In our blog today, we’ll be going over a Special Immigrant Juvenile status and why it might be vital for you and your family. To set up a free consultation call (866) 318-0044.


This status is not a visa, but a program to help children obtain a green card. It is important for children who are living in unfortunate conditions. If a foreign child is living in the United States and he or she has been neglected, abandoned, or abused, then this status is able to help. The definition of child abuse defined by the United Stated Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act is, “…any recent act of failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation.” If you know of a foreign child being abused, we’re able to help the child obtain a Special Immigrant Juvenile status and in turn, obtain a green card. The process is treated with special precaution as well, because of the situation of the child. We treat every case with care, but when it comes to children, we ensure that each step of the Special Immigrant Juvenile process is treated with caution. Furthermore, this status is able to be given to children who are unable to be with their parents and who need a green card to stay in the United States. In addition, when a child has obtained, a green card through the Special Immigrant Juvenile status he or she is able to work and live in the United States permanently. Learn more about Special Immigrant Juveniles status.


The process for a Special Immigrant Juvenile is for children who are considered to be a minor. This means that the child must apply for a Special Immigrant Juvenile status before his or her 21st birthday. The process is simple in looks, but difficult in the overall process because of all the steps that are involved. There are forms that need to be filled out, fees that are related to the forms, and then fee waivers that need to be completed. In addition, there are many ins and outs to the process of Special Immigration Juvenile status. For instance, there are many advantages to this status for abandoned or abused juveniles. On the other hand, there are many disadvantages too. When you come visit us we’ll be able to walk you through the process you help you determine if the Special Immigrant Juvenile status is right for you.

We look forward to helping you gain more information on immigration and determining the solution that is right for you.