USCIS Policy Manual - Effective as of Jan. 22, 2013

The Policy Manual is designed to adapt easily to changes in immigration law and policy. A keyword search function and numerous charts, graphs and process flow maps enable easy navigation and research. Users will also find helpful links to other adjudicative resources.
Over time, the USCIS Policy Manual will comprise several volumes pertaining to the different areas of immigration benefits the agency administers, including citizenship and naturalization, protection and parole, adjustment of status, admissibility, refugees and asylum, waivers, and travel and employment. The new Policy Manual will ultimately replace USCIS’s current Adjudicators Field Manual, or AFM, and the current USCIS Immigration Policy Memoranda website.

As of January 22, 2013, the first USCIS Policy Manual section on Citizenship and Naturalization is in effect.

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