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Who can be aQualifi1JinDRelative QRIl1 ?


For the purposes of the extreme hardship assessment, the OR
must be the applicant's USC spouse or USC parent.
"Parent" includes step-parent,out of wedlock parent. or adoptive parent, if the
specificrequirements of INA101 (b)(1)aremet

The OR does NOT have to be the immigrant visa petitioner.


Under certain circumstances,the OR can be the applicant's
deceased USC spouse or parent.
The applicant may have more than one QR (e.g.USC spouse,
USC father, and USC mother) but only needs to show extreme
hardship to one.
Although the applicant might identify aspecific OR on his/her
application,the adjudicator should look for and consider any
evidence that might support an EH determination involving a
different individual who could also be aOR.

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