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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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 www.uscis.gov/policymanual for current policy.

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Process for Responding to Request by the DOS to Accept a Locally Filed Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative (PDF, 61 KB)
Guidance on EB-5 Adjudications Involving the Tenant-Occupancy (PDF, 58 KB)
Guidance on EB-5 Adjudications Involving the Tenant-Occupancy (PDF, 103 KB)
Adjudication of Immigration Benefits for Transgender Individuals; Addition of Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Subchapter 10.22 and Revisions to AFM Subchapter 21.3 (AFM Update AD12-02) (PDF, 371 KB)
Expedited Case Review Process for Specifically-Defined Administrative Errors (PDF, 1.20 MB)
Procedures for Calculating the Maximum Period of Stay for R-1 Nonimmigrants (AFM Update AD12-03) (PDF, 70 KB)
Extension of Validity of Medical Certifications on Form I-693; Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Update AD 11-13, Chapter 40.1(c) Validity of Form I-693 (PDF, 54 KB)
The Role of Private Attorneys and Other Representatives; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapters 12 and 15; AFM Update AD11-42 (PDF, 477 KB)
Clarifying Guidance on Definition of Internationally Recognized for the P-1 Classification; Revisions to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 33.5(a); AFM Update AD11-03 (PDF, 61 KB)
Implementation of New Exemption Under INA Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) for the Provision of Material Support in the Form of Medical Care (PDF, 1.78 MB)