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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

April 13, 2011 Delegation of Appellate Jurisdiction with Respect to Certain Forms I-360 Filed by Afghan or Iraqi Nationals; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 22.3 (AFM Update AD 10-40)
April 13, 2011 Nepal Initiative - Filing Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, to Adopt a Child in Nepal; Revision to Chapter 21.5(d) of the Adjudicator¿s Field Manual (AFM), AFM Update AD10-47
April 05, 2011 Implementation of The Special Immigrant Juvenile Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement
April 05, 2011 Final Policy Memorandum: PM-602-0023 (Dec. 21, 2010) Issuance of Advance Parole Employment Authorization Document; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapters 54.2(b), 54.3(d)(3), 54.3(e) (h), and 55.3, and addition of Appendices 55-4, 55-5, 55
April 04, 2011 Implementation of the Help HAITI Act of 2010
March 13, 2011 Fee Waiver Guidelines as Established by the Final Rule of the USCIS Fee Schedule; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 10.9 (AFM Update AD11-26)
February 23, 2011 Implementation of New Discretionary Exemption Under INA Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) For the Receipt of Military-Type Training Under Duress
February 23, 2011 Implementation of New Discretionary Exemption Under INA Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) For the Solicitation of Funds or Members under Duress
February 11, 2011 Issuance of Advance Parole Employment Authorization Document; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapters 54.2(b), 54.3(d)(3), 54.3(e) (h), and 55.3, and addition of Appendices 55-4, 55-5, 55-6, and 55-7 (AFM Update AD07- 27)
January 31, 2011 Notice to Applicants and Petitioners Concerning Ability to File Motions to Reopen or Reconsider; Revisions to the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 10.7; AFM Update AD11-09

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