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DHS/USCIS/PIA-049 Refugee Access Verification Unit


USCIS uses the Enterprise Collaboration Network to manage the Refugee Access Verification Unit (RAVU) records. The purpose of RAVU is to track and manage the review of Affidavits of Relationship (AOR) filed by immediate family members (herein referred to as anchor relatives) in the United States on behalf of overseas family members who seek consideration for refugee resettlement under the Priority 3 Family Reunification Program. USCIS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment because RAVU collects, uses, and maintains personally identifiable information.


Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/USCIS-ICE-CBP-001 – Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System of Records
  • DHS/USCIS-008 - Refugee Access Verification Unit
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DHS/USCIS/PIA-049 Refugee Access Verification Unit-2013 PDF 211.39 KB
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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