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Policy Memoranda

This page provides access to various policy and procedural memoranda which gives guidance to USCIS adjudicators in their work of processing applications and petitions for immigration benefits while still protecting national security.

ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished. If you have bookmarked affected memo PDF files, you will now see the updated stamped version of the memo indicating that you should visit www.uscis.gov/policymanual for current policy.

November 18, 2013 Precedent and Non-Precedent Decisions of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)
November 15, 2013 Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and the Effect of Parole on Inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality Act Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and the Effect of Parole on Inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality Act
November 14, 2013 Adjudication of Adjustment of Status Applications for Individuals Admitted to the United States Under the Visa Waiver Program
October 30, 2013 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Programs Policy Memoranda
October 06, 2013 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Programs
September 19, 2013 Exception to the Two Year Custody and Two Year Residency Requirement for
September 05, 2013 Extension of Validity of Medical Certifications on Form I-693
August 09, 2013 Acceptance of Diversity Visa-Related I-485 Applications during the Advanced Notification Period Reflected in the Visa Bulletin
July 03, 2013 AAO Precedent and Non-Precedent Decisions PM
July 03, 2013 Certification of Decisions to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)

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