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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

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
March 07, 2005 Implementation of Clark v. Martinez, 125 S. Ct. 716 (2005) William R. Yates HQOPS
February 16, 2005 Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) William R. Yates HQOPS
January 27, 2005 Clarification of Classes of Applicants Eligible for Naturalization under Section 319(a) of the INA, as amended by the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (VTVPA), Pub. L. 106-386 William R. Yates HQOPS
January 10, 2005 Relief Efforts for Aliens Affected by the December 26, 2004 Tsunami 01/10/05 William R. Yates HQOPS
January 06, 2005 Guidance on the Limitations of Denials Based on Requests for Evidence Standards Not Required by the Statute, Regulations, or Form Instructions Fujie O. Ohata HQOPS