USCIS Policy Memo on RFEs and NOIDs

"The purpose of this policy memorandum (PM) is to clarify the role of Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) in the adjudication of petitions, applications, and other requests. It revises Chapter 10.5(a) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) – AFM Update...

USCIS Policy Memo: Certification of Decisions to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)

"This policy memorandum (PM) and accompanying revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) guide officers on the proper use of the decision certification mechanism described in 8CFR 103.4. This PM revises Subchapters 3.5, 10.7, 10.8, 10.14 and 10.18 of the AFM; AFM Update AD13-08."...

USCIS Policy Memo: Exception to the Two Year Custody and Two Year Residency Requirement for Abused Adopted Children

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers in adjudicating Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er) or Special Immigrant, filed by a self-petitioning adopted child, when the adopted child has been battered or abused. This PM...

USCIS Policy Memo: Adjudication of Adjustment of Status Applications for Individuals Admitted to the United States Under the Visa Waiver Program

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance on the adjudication of Form I-485, Application to Register or Adjust Status, filed by immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who were last admitted under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This PM updates the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) by adding...

USCIS Policy Memo: Precedent and Non-Precedent Decisions of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)

"This policy memorandum (PM) and accompanying revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) guide U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers on the distinction between and proper use of precedent and non-precedent Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decisions. This PM revises...