Upon consideration of the application by the immigration board of persons who have filed for permanent residence status, the board shall decide based on evidence presented at a hearing whether the person will be granted permanent resident status or not. Persons who apply for permanent resident status are to be cautioned that if the basis for their eligibility is false or if the person resides outside of American Samoa in excess of six months without approval of the board, he/she may lose the permanent resident status. The alien is also hereby informed that other causes for loss of status will be found at 41.0405 of the Act. Aliens who are permitted to stay in American Samoa must be registered with the immigration office at all times and notify the Attorney General in writing with any change of address within 10 days after the change, pursuant to 41.0308(a) of the Act.

History: Rule 3-86, eff 7 Dec 86.