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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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

Fee Waivers for Hurricane Katrina Victims (PDF, 86 KB)
William R. Yates HQOPS
Naming Conventions; Use of Full Legal Name on All USCIS Issued Documents (PDF, 57 KB)
William R. Yates HQOPS
Expansion of the use of Form I-512L, Authorization for Parole of an Alien into the US, to Include all Advance Parole Issued by the National Benefits Customer and the Service (PDF, 96 KB)
William R. Yates HQOPS
Revised Interview Waiver Criteria for Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence (PDF, 163 KB)
William R. Yates HQOPS
H-2B Filings for FY 2005 and FY 2006 Pursuant to Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005 (PDF, 156 KB)
Fujie O. Ohata HQOPS
Interim Guidance for Processing Form I-140 Employment-Based Immigrant Petitions and Form I-485 and H-1B Petitions Affected by the AC21 Act (PDF, 283 KB)
William R. Yates HQOPS
List of American Association of Blood Banks Accredited Parentage Testing Laboratories (PDF, 200 KB)
William R. Yates /s/ Janis Sposato HQOPS
Procedural Changes for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (PDF, 100 KB)
Fujie O. Ohata HQOPS
Implementation of Clark v. Martinez, 125 S. Ct. 716 (2005) (PDF, 106 KB)
William R. Yates HQOPS
Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) (PDF, 294 KB)
William R. Yates HQOPS

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