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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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