US Citizenship and Immigration Service Unable to Resume Processing Adoptions from Vietnam

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced it can no longer approve Forms I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, filed on behalf of a children to be adopted from Vietnam. The Department of State (DOS) has determined that Vietnam has proven incapable of meeting its obligations under The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). 

The Hague Adoption Convention protects the welfare of children, birth parent(s) and adoptive parent(s) engaged in intercountry adoptions. Effective April 1, 2008, new intercountry adoptions between the United States and other Hague Convention countries must comply with Hague Adoption Convention standards.

See the Oct. 16, 2008, USCIS Update and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

A link to the announcement can be found here.

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