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July 21, 2015POLICY ALERTModifications to Oath of Allegiance for Naturalization
July 20, 2015Technical Update – Multiple Absences and Residence and Physical Presence
July 20, 2015Technical Update – Child Citizenship Act and Children of U.S. Government Employees Residing Abroad
October 28, 2014POLICY ALERTEffect of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) on Immigration and Acquisition of Citizenship Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
October 21, 2014Technical Update – Religious Missionaries Abroad and Residence and Physical Presence
October 21, 2014Technical Update – Treating Certain Peace Corps Contractors as U.S. Government Employees
September 09, 2014POLICY ALERTNonimmigrant Trainees (H-3)

Volume 8 – Admissibility


Part A – Admissibility Policies and Procedures

Part B – Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility

Part C – Civil Surgeon Designation and Revocation

Part D – Criminal and Related Grounds of Inadmissibility

Part E – Terrorism

Part F – National Security

Part G – Public Charge

Part H – Labor Certification and Select Immigrant Qualifications

Part I – Illegal Entrants and Other Immigration Violators

Part J – Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation

Part K – False Claim to U.S. Citizenship

Part L – Documentation Requirements

Part M – Citizenship Ineligibility

Part N – Aliens Previously Removed

Part O – Aliens Unlawfully Present

Part P – Alien Present After Previous Immigration Violation

Part Q – Practicing Polygamists, International Child Abductors, Unlawful Voters, and Tax Evaders


POLICY ALERTValidity Period of the Medical Certification on the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (Form I-693)

May 30, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing an update to policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual addressing the validity period of civil surgeon endorsements on the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Form I-693.


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Technical UpdateCivil Surgeon Applications and Evidentiary Requirements

April 08, 2014

This technical update clarifies that an applicant for civil surgeon designation must, at a minimum, submit a copy of the medical degree to show he or she is a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy.


POLICY ALERTFraud and Willful Misrepresentation Grounds of Inadmissibility

March 25, 2014

  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance on the fraud and willful misrepresentation grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) and the corresponding waiver under INA 212(i).


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Technical UpdateVaccination Requirements for Pregnant or Immuno-Compromised Applicants

March 11, 2014

​This technical update replaces the list of vaccines contraindicated for pregnant or immuno-compromised applicants with a reference to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Vaccination Technical Instructions. This ensures the Policy Manual guidance includes the most up-to-date information.


POLICY ALERTHealth-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers

January 28, 2014

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the health-related grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(1) and corresponding waivers under INA 212(g).


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POLICY ALERTCivil Surgeon Designation and Centralization of the Designation Process at the National Benefits Center

January 28, 2014

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to centralize the civil surgeon designation process at the National Benefits Center, effective March 11, 2014.


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