Age-Out Protections for T Visas

Is there an age-out protection for derivative family members in T Visa cases?

Important Update: The T Final Rule was released on April 30, 2024, updating regulations impacting T and T AOS applicants. These changes will be effective starting August 28, 2024. As a result, our resources may be temporarily out of date.

CAST is actively working on updating our trainings, advisories, and other materials to reflect the new regulations. We appreciate your patience during this transition period and encourage you to review the new regulations and our advisory, Overview of the 2024 T Visa Final Rulewhile we update our resources.

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Yes. The age-out protections will be in place as long as the T visa is filed prior to the derivatives’ age cut off. 8 CFR § 214.11(k)(5)(ii) & (iii).

For additional information, see USCIS Interoffice Memo Re: Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003.