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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

Guidance Regarding Surviving Spouses of Deceased U.S. Citizens and their Children

Issue Date: June 15, 2009 Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director,Office of Domestic Operations
June 15, 2009 Guidance Regarding Surviving Spouses of Deceased U.S. Citizens and their Children Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director,Office of Domestic Operations
June 01, 2009 Clarification of evidence required to satisfy the U.S. interest requirement for beneficiaries from countries not listed on the H-2A or H-2B Eligible Countries List Barbara Q Velarde, Chief Service Center Operations
May 20, 2009 Requirements for H-1B Beneficiaries Seeking to Practice in a Health Care Occupation Barbara Q. Velarde, Chief, Service Center Operations
May 19, 2009 Adjudicating Forms I-212 for Aliens Inadmissible Under Section 212(a)(9)(C) or Subject to Reinstatement Under Section 241(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act in light of Gonzalez v DHS, 508 F.3d.1227 (9th Cir. 2007) Michael Aytes, Acting Deputy Director
May 11, 2009 Organizations Ineligible for Approval of Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Petitions Under Section 212(n)(2)(C)(i) and (ii) of the Act Barbara Q. Velarde, Chief, Service Center Operations
May 11, 2009 Petitions File by Pegasus Consulting Group, Inc. [...] Pursuant to Sections 204 and 214(c) of the Act Barbara Q. Velarde, Chief, Service Center Operations
May 06, 2009 Consolidation of Guidance Concerning Unlawful Presence for Purposes of Sections 212(a)(9)(B)(i) and 212(a)(9)(C)(i)(I) of the Act Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations Directorate, Lori Scialabba, Associate Director Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate
April 03, 2009 I-751 Filed Prior to Termination of Marriage Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations Directorate
March 25, 2009 Implementation of Statutory Change Providing USCIS with Initial Jurisdiction over Asylum Applications Filed by Unaccompanied Alien Children Joseph E. Langlois, Chief, Asylum
March 24, 2009 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Provisions Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations, Pearl Chang, Acting Chief, Office of Policy and Strategy

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