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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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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Case Management Timelines (PDF, 358 KB)
Michael Aytes, HQOPS
Post-September 30, 2006, Processing of EAD Applications Pending at Local Offices Before September 1, 2006 (PDF, 66 KB)
Michael Aytes, HQOPS
Elimination of I-688B, Employment Authorization Card (PDF, 128 KB)
Michael Aytes, HQOPS
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (PDF, 61 KB)
Michael Aytes HQOPS Docket # USCIS-2008-0071
International Marriage Broker Regulation Act Implementation Guidance (PDF, 96 KB)
Michael Aytes HQOPS Docket # USCIS-2008-0070
Disposition of Form I-508 and Form I-566 in Adjustment Adjudications: Revisions to Adjudicator's field Manual (AFM) Chapter 23.2 (PDF, 66 KB)
Michael Aytes HQOPS (AFM Update AD06-26)
Religious Worker Benefit Fraud Assessment Summary (July 2006) (PDF, 122 KB)
USCIS Office of Fraud Detection and National Security
Matter of Buschini (June 30, 2006) (PDF, 116 KB)
Robert C. Divine HQUSCIS
Consolidation of Policy Regarding Form I-864, Affidavit of Support (PDF, 173 KB)
Michael Aytes HQOPS (AFM Update AD 06-20)
Clarification of Aging Out Provisions as They Affect Preference Relatives and Immediate Family Members Under The Child Status Protection Act Section 6 and Form I-539 Adjudications for V Status (AFM Update AD 06-21) (PDF, 91 KB)
Michael Aytes HQOPS