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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

December 15, 2005 Processing Guidelines for E-3 Australian Specialty Occupation Workers and Employment Authorization for E-3 Dependent Spouses Michael Aytes HQOPS
November 23, 2005 Guidance on Evaluating a Request for the Rescheduling of an Interview and Handling the Failure of an Applicant, a Petitioner, a Sponsor, a Beneficiary, or other Individual to Appear for a Scheduled Interview Michael Aytes HQOPS (AFM Update AD06-01)
November 01, 2005 Guidance for Processing Pending Form I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e) when G-325A for Petitioner and Beneficiary is not Signed and/or Photos Not Submitted William R. Yates HQOPS
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