USCIS Policy Memo: Accommodating Religious Beliefs during Photograph and Fingerprint Capture

USCIS Policy Memo: Accommodating Religious Beliefs during Photograph and Fingerprint Capture

 

"This policy memorandum (PM) sets forth policy for the capture of photographs or fingerprints by  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees and contractors during the course of their duties.  This PM explains when accommodations are to be offered to individuals wearing religious headwear or professing religious beliefs, what accommodations should be offered, and to whom the accommodations should be offered.  Additionally, USCIS will continue to deny requests for a waiver of the photograph requirement, in line with existing guidance.  USCIS will not waive the photograph requirement, in any situation, based on a religious objection." - USCIS, July 23, 2012.