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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.

You can also find a listing of memoranda by subject to the right.

ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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.

March 26, 2008 Withholding Adjudication and Review of Prior Denials of Certain Categories of Cases Involving Association with, or Provision of Material Support to, Certain Terrorist Organizations or Other Groups Jonathan Scharfen, Deputy Director, USCIS
March 21, 2008 Adjudicator's Field Manual Update: Chapter 31: Accepting and Adjudicating H-1B Petitions When a Required License is not Available Due to State Licensing Requirements Mandating Possession of a Valid Immigration Document as Evidence of Employment Authorization
March 19, 2008 Genetic Relationship Testing: Suggesting DNA Tests Revisions to the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 21 (AFM Update AD07-25) Don Neufeld for Michael Aytes, Associate Director, Domestic Operations
March 10, 2008 Authorization to process cases involving the provision of material support to the AUC Paul S. Rosenzweig, DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy to Emilio Gonzalez, Director, USCIS
March 05, 2008 Notification to Department of State (DOS) of Adjudication of Form I-824, "Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition" Relating to a Digitized File
February 04, 2008 Revised National Security Adjudication and Reporting Requirements Michael Aytes, Associate Director, Domestic Operations
January 07, 2008 Extension of Validity of Medical Certifications on Form I-693 Michael Aytes, Associate Director, Domestic Operations
December 18, 2007 Authorization to process cases involving the provision of material support to the ELN Paul Rosenzweig, DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy to Emilio Gonzalez, Director, USCIS
November 08, 2007 Guidelines for Partnerships between Asylum Offices and Non-Governmental Organizations to Provide Access to Legal Consultation for Applicants in the Credible Fear Process Joseph E. Langlois HQRAIO
November 08, 2007 Effect of Form I-130 Petitioner's Death on Authority to Approve the Form I-130; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 21.2 (AFM Update AD08-04) Michael Aytes, HQOPS

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