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USCIS Interim Memo: Extension of Validity of Medical Certifications on Form I-693

"This Policy Memorandum (PM) temporarily extends the validity of civil surgeon endorsements on Form I-693 for adjustment of status applicants."- USCIS, Jan. 13, 2012 . INTERIM MEMO FOR COMMENT Posted: 01-13-2012 Comment period ends: 01-30-2012 This memo is in effect until further notice...

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: The Role of Private Attorneys and Other Representatives

"December 21, 2011 PM-602-0055 Policy Memorandum SUBJECT: The Role of Private Attorneys and Other Representatives; Revisions to Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) Chapters 12 and 15; AFM Update AD11-42 Purpose - This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance regarding the role of private...

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: Filing I-601, I-212 Abroad

"Exceptions for Permitting the Filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, and Any Associated Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal, at International USCIS Offices" - INTERIM MEMO FOR...

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: Addressing Upcoming Expiration of Status for Certain Chinese and Guatemalan “Grandfathered” Orphan Adoption Cases

Addressing Upcoming Expiration of Status for Certain Chinese and Guatemalan “Grandfathered” Orphan Adoption Cases USCIS, July 9, 2012 . Posted: 07-18-2012 Comment period ends: 07-31-2012 This memo is in effect until further notice.

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: Guidance for Determining if an Adoption is Valid for INA Purposes

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment: Guidance for Determining if an Adoption is Valid for INA Purposes USCIS, July 9, 2012 Posted: 07-18-2012 Comment period ends: 07-31-2012 This memo is in effect until further notice.

USCIS Interim Policy Memo for Comment: Precedent and Non-Precedent Decisions of the 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 AAO decisions. This PM revises Subchapter 14.4 of the AFM;...

Three New USCIS Interim Memos for Comment

- Guidance on Evaluating Claims of “Extraordinary Circumstances” for Late Filings When the Applicant Must Have Sought to Acquire Lawful Permanent Residence Within One Year of Visa Availability Pursuant to the Child Status Protection Act - June 6, 2014 (Posted: 06-27-2014; Comment period ends...

Interim USCIS Memo on Adoptions: PM-602-0103, June 30, 2014

Guidance on the Implementation of the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 in Intercountry Adoption Adjudications This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance on the implementation of the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation...

USCIS Interim Memo: New T-6 Nonimmigrant Category

"The INA allows a principal T nonimmigrant (the victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons, or T-1) to request derivative status for certain family members. ... Section 1221 of VAWA 2013 expanded the derivative category based on present danger of retaliation to include children (adult or...

USCIS Interim Memo for Comment - Guidance on Conducting Form I-604, Determination on Child for Adoption, Orphan Determinations

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance on conducting Form I-604 orphan determinations associated with each Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, adjudication. This PM revises Chapter 21.5(d) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM); AFM Update AD14-06."...