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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

August 01, 2014 Additional Guidance on Determining Periods of Admission for Foreign Nationals Previously Admitted as H-4 Nonimmigrants who are Seeking H-2 or H-3 Status
February 04, 2014 Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for T Nonimmigrant Status, Form I-914, Application for Immediate Family Member of T-1 Recipient, Supplement A, Declaration of Law Enforcement Officer for Victim of Trafficking in Persons, Supplement B;
January 24, 2014 Field Guidance Pertaining to Applicants for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers
November 21, 2013 Guidance to USCIS Offices on Handling Certain Family-Based Automatic Conversion and Priority Date Retention Requests Pending a Supreme Court Ruling on Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio
November 18, 2013 Precedent and Non-Precedent Decisions of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)
November 15, 2013 Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and the Effect of Parole on Inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality Act Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and the Effect of Parole on Inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality Act
November 14, 2013 Adjudication of Adjustment of Status Applications for Individuals Admitted to the United States Under the Visa Waiver Program
October 30, 2013 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Programs Policy Memoranda
October 06, 2013 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Programs
September 19, 2013 Exception to the Two Year Custody and Two Year Residency Requirement for

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