All about Derivative Beneficiaries

  • Family

This is the fourth webinar in the "Selected Issues in the Immigration of Children" series.

If you represent clients immigrating through family- or employment-based preference categories, you know that derivative beneficiaries are often in the picture, at the onset or as the case proceeds. How long can a derivative beneficiary retain his or her status? If you stop being a derivative based on marriage, can you regain derivative status if you divorce? What are the pros and cons of filing separate F-2A petitions for a spouse and children? This webinar will examine the many issues that arise in cases involving derivative beneficiaries, including the impact of age, marital status, death of the petitioner or principal beneficiary, and eligibility for 245(i) adjustment of status. The presenters for this webinar are CLINIC Attorneys Kristina Karpinski and Charles Wheeler.


  • The many issues that arise in cases involving derivative beneficiaries, including:
    • The impact of age
    • Marital status
    • Death of the petitioner or principal beneficiary
    • Eligibility for 245(i) adjustment of status


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IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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