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ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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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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
Matter of IT Ascent, Inc, Adopted Decision 2016-01 (AAO Sept. 92, 2005) (PDF, 456 KB)
Changes to the L Nonimmigrant Classification Made by the L-1 Reform Act of 2004 (PDF, 275 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
Fact Sheet on Confidentiality (PDF, 350 KB)
Joseph E. Langlois HQASM
Adjudication of Change of Status Requests for A, G, or NATO Classifications and Extensions of Stay for A-3, G-5 and NATO-7 Aliens (PDF, 188 KB)
William R. Yates /s/ Janis Sposato 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
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