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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

December 28, 2006 Creating Opportunities for Minor League Professional, Entertainers, and Teams through Legal Entry Act of 2006 (COMPETE Act of 2006) - Admission as P-1 Nonimmigrant Michael Aytes HQOPS
December 26, 2006 Public Law 109-423 - Reauthorization of H-1C Program under the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 2005 Michael Aytes HQOPS
December 21, 2006 Delegation of Authority to Service Center Directors to Adjudicate Form I-829; Adjudication of Form N-400 when a Form I-829 is Still Pending
December 21, 2006 Delegation of Authority to Service Center Directors to Adjudicate Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions; Adjudication of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization when a Form I-829 is Still Pending; AFM Update: Chapter 25.2 Michael Aytes Associate Director, Operations
December 05, 2006 Guidance on Determining Periods of Admission for Aliens Previously in H-4 or L-2 Status; Aliens Applying for Additional Periods of Admission beyond H-1B Six Year Maximum; and Aliens Who Have Not Exhausted Six-Year Maximum But Who Have Been Absent from US Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapters 31.2(d), 31.3(g) and 32.6 (AFM Update 06-29)
October 27, 2006 Case Management Timelines Michael Aytes, HQOPS
September 29, 2006 Post-September 30, 2006, Processing of EAD Applications Pending at Local Offices Before September 1, 2006 Michael Aytes, HQOPS
August 18, 2006 Elimination of I-688B, Employment Authorization Card Michael Aytes, HQOPS
July 28, 2006 Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 Michael Aytes HQOPS Docket # USCIS-2008-0071
July 21, 2006 International Marriage Broker Regulation Act Implementation Guidance Michael Aytes HQOPS Docket # USCIS-2008-0070