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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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/policy-manual for current policy.

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Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and the Effect of Parole on Inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality Act (PDF, 127 KB)
Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and the Effect of Parole on Inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality Act
Adjudication of Adjustment of Status Applications for Individuals Admitted to the United States Under the Visa Waiver Program (PDF, 102 KB)
17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Programs (PDF, 530 KB)
Policy Memoranda
17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students Enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Programs (PDF, 74 KB)
Exception to the Two Year Custody and Two Year Residency Requirement for Abused Adopted Children (PDF, 311 KB)
Extension of Validity of Medical Certifications on Form I-693 (PDF, 108 KB)
Acceptance of Diversity Visa-Related I-485 Applications during the Advanced Notification Period Reflected in the Visa Bulletin (PDF, 319 KB)
Certification of Decisions to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) (PDF, 125 KB)
AAO Precedent and Non-Precedent Decisions PM (PDF, 357 KB)
Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny (PDF, 77 KB)
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