Persons may apply for the status of permanent resident in American Samoa on the following basis:
(a) As an American Samoa pursuant to 41.0402(a) of the Act;
(b) As a person who established American Samoa as the permanent residence on or before 1 January 1950 and whose spouse and children are entitled to permanent residence because they have continuously resided here since that day pursuant to 41.0402(b) of the Act;
(c) As a person who continuously resided in American Samoa for 10 years prior to October 15, 1984 pursuant to 41.0603(2) of the former Act;
(d) As a person who is physically and legally present in American Samoa for a continuous period of at least 20 years of good moral character, for whom deportation would be a hardship, pursuant to 41.0403(a) ( 1) of the Act;
(e) As a person who after January 1, 1981 was legally adopted by an American Samoa and who is 21 years of age or younger, pursuant to 41.0403(a) (2) of the Act; and
(f) As a person who on or before December 31, 1980 was legally adopted by an American Samoan, purusuant to 41.0403(a) (2) of the Act.History: Rule 3-86, eff 7 Dec 86.