Child Status Protection Act-CSPA (IV)


Bong Voyage has called the Embassy to inquire if he qualifies for protection under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).  He was petitioned by his father, who is still a legal permanent resident in the U.S., and just turned 21 last September. 

Bong Voyage: Good morning, sir. 

Consul Jimmy Murdochs: Hello, Mr. Bong Voyage.  How may I help you?

Bong Voyage: I was hoping you could inform me if I qualify for protection under the Child Status Protection Act.  I was petitioned by my father who is staying in the U.S. as a legal permanent resident, and I just turned 21 years old last month.

Consul: I see.  Thank you for the information.  Sir, CSPA was enacted to address the problem of minors losing their eligibility for immigration benefits because they already turned 21 years old as a result of processing delays on the part of the Department of Homeland Security.  It was not intended to benefit applicants who aged out due to unavailability of visa numbers.  Have you submitted your documents already?

Bong Voyage: Yes.  We have submitted the required application forms and other documents.  We have also paid the required fees at NVC.  

Consul: Were you able to undergo the required medical examination at the St. Luke’s Extension Clinic here in Manila?

Bong Voyage:  I haven’t had my medical examination yet, but I have my appointment with the clinic already.

Consul: Sir, medical examination with St. Luke’s Extension Clinic is required before CSPA is computed. 

Bong Voyage: I see.  Thanks for the advice.  I will proceed to the clinic with my appointment letter.

Consul: Once you’re done with the medical examination, you may contact the Embassy call center to schedule your visa interview ((632) 982-5555).  Kindly note that only during your interview appointment will the officer be able to make final determination if you qualify for CSPA or not.

Bong Voyage: So there is still no guarantee that I will be granted the visa after completing all the requirements, including the medical?

Consul:  That’s correct, sir. We can’t make a decision on your eligibility for the visa until you make an application, pay the fee, and have submitted all the required information.

Bong Voyage: All right then.  Thank you so much for your time.

9 thoughts on “Child Status Protection Act-CSPA (IV)

  1. I’m turning 21 this november 20, we already submitted all the documents and paid the fees at NVC also, were now just waiting for our appointment on medical examination in St. Luke’s Extension Clinic. As of now, is there anything we can do ?

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  2. good day!

    I’am Margie with a case number of MNL2011686016 I’am 22 years old already and my priority date is 01feb2011. i’am curious because my priority date is just in time before i turn 22 that makes me still 21 years old at that time. if i’m not mistaken at that time i was still in the category of f2a but then i suddenly became f2b, well in fact if i will base it in my priority date i can still make it right ? i could still work on my papers and finish the requirements for me to be able to get by my father who is my petitioner i could still make make it before my birth date 03dec1990 and i will become 22 years old. my question is is it possible for me to be undergo CHILD PROTECTION ACT?
    Hoping for your Kind consideration. I hope you could help me with this cause my father is getting old and we’ve been waiting for this to happen but then its not. thank you very much!

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