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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

October 21, 2005 Procedures for Calculating Maximum Period of Stay Regarding Limitations on Admission for H-1B and L-1 Nonimmigrants William R. Yates HQOPS
October 05, 2005 Remedial Measures Made Necessary by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Michael Aytes HQOPS
September 19, 2005 Fee Waivers for Hurricane Katrina Victims William R. Yates HQOPS
September 13, 2005 Naming Conventions; Use of Full Legal Name on All USCIS Issued Documents William R. Yates HQOPS
June 30, 2005 Expansion of the use of Form I-512L, Authorization for Parole of an Alien into the US, to Include all Advance Parole Issued by the National Benefits Customer and the Service William R. Yates HQOPS
June 24, 2005 Revised Interview Waiver Criteria for Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence William R. Yates HQOPS
May 24, 2005 H-2B Filings for FY 2005 and FY 2006 Pursuant to Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005 Fujie O. Ohata HQOPS
May 12, 2005 Interim Guidance for Processing Form I-140 Employment-Based Immigrant Petitions and Form I-485 and H-1B Petitions Affected by the AC21 Act William R. Yates HQOPS
April 07, 2005 List of American Association of Blood Banks Accredited Parentage Testing Laboratories William R. Yates /s/ Janis Sposato HQOPS
April 05, 2005 Procedural Changes for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Fujie O. Ohata HQOPS

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