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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

July 20, 2007 Fee Waiver Guidelines as Established by the Final Rule of the Immigration and Naturalization Benefit and Application and Petition Fee Schedule (AFM Update AD07-19)
Donald Neufeld HQOPS
June 01, 2007 Interim Guidance Regarding the Impact of the Department of Labor's (DOL) final rule, Labor Certification for the Permanent Employment of Aliens in the United States
Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 22.2(b) General Form I-140 Issues (AFM Update AD07-20) Donald Neufeld HQOPS
June 01, 2007 Removal of the Standardized Request for Evidence Processing Timeframe Final Rule, 8 CFR 103.2(b)
Significant Revision to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapters 10.5(a), (b); New Appendix 10-9 (AFM Update AD07-05) Donald Neufeld HQOPS
May 24, 2007 Processing the Discretionary Exemption to the Inadmissibility Ground for Providing Material Support to Certain Terrorist Organizations
Jonathan Scharfen, HQUSCIS
May 11, 2007 Processing of Applications for Ancillary Benefits Involving Aliens Who Pose National Security or Egregious Public Safety Concern
Michael Aytes HQOPS
May 11, 2007 Processing of Form I-90s Filed by Aliens Who Pose National Security or Egregious Public Safety Concerns
Michael Aytes HQOPS
April 27, 2007 Exercise of Authority under Sec. 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
Secretary Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security
March 30, 2007 Guidance on Accepting H-1B Petitions for the FY 2008 Filing Period with a "Screen Print" of a certified Labor Condition Application
Michael Aytes HQOPS
March 15, 2007 Adjustment of Status for K-2 Aliens under the Age of 21
Michael Aytes HQOPS
February 08, 2007 Guidance for Adjudication of Family-Based Petitions and I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006
Michael Aytes HQOPS