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Telecon with Mayorkas Moved to Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 @ 1:00 P.M. Eastern

USCIS Public Engagement Division: New Date for Stakeholder Engagement with Director Mayorkas U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 01/03/2013 05:51 PM EST "Dear Stakeholder, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas invites...

USCIS Policy Manual Online Today

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes decisions on benefit and service requests that not only affect foreign nationals and their future, but also the well-being of U.S. citizens, families, organizations, businesses, industries, localities, states, the nation, and international...

Upcoming Policy Manual Webinars - USCIS

"Dear Stakeholder, On January 7, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched the first phase of its new policy manual. This initial release begins the process of providing a single online reference for USCIS policies. The first phase of the policy manual covers citizenship...

USCIS Adds More Policy Webinar Dates

"On January 7, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched the first phase of its new policy manual. This initial release begins the process of providing a single online reference for USCIS policies. The first phase of the policy manual covers citizenship and naturalization...

USCIS Seeks Feedback on Policy Manual, RFE Templates

" Dear Stakeholder, New documents are now available for your review and comment. Please follow the instructions below for each. New or Revised Policies in the USCIS Policy Manual USCIS seeks your input on the USCIS Policy Manual items listed below which contain either new or revised policy...

New: USCIS Policy Manual Vol. 12 - Citizenship & Naturalization

Current as of January 7, 2013 (Effective January 22, 2013) - USCIS

Check Your USCIS Policy Memos!

" ATTENTION: Policy memos that have been partially or fully superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual have been stamped and republished.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/policymanual...

USCIS Policy Manual Update: Naturalization; Residence Abroad; Interpreters & Translators

" On June 10, 2013, USCIS updated the section of the USCIS Policy Manual regarding time spent abroad by interpreters and translators employed by or under contract with the Chief of Mission or U.S. armed forces. Previous policy allowed individuals employed abroad as interpreters or translators...

Guidance for Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers: USCIS Policy Manual, Vol. 8

"USCIS is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the health-related grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(1) and corresponding waivers under INA 212(g). ... USCIS currently provides guidance on medical grounds of inadmissibility in AFM 40.1; and the corresponding medical waivers in...

New Documents Added to USCIS Policy Manual

"USCIS Message: New Documents Added to USCIS Policy Manual Dear Stakeholder, New documents are now available for your review and comment. Please follow the instructions below. New or Revised Policies in the USCIS Policy Manual USCIS seeks your input on the USCIS Policy Manual< http://www.uscis...

Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waiver: USCIS Policy Alert

"USCIS is issuing guidance on the fraud and willful misrepresentation grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) and the corresponding waiver under INA 212(i). This guidance, contained in Volume 8 and Volume 9 of the Policy Manual , is intended to be comprehensive and controlling and...

Summary of Changes to USCIS Policy Manual: March 2014

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing updated and comprehensive policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the fraud and willful misrepresentation ground of inadmissibility and the corresponding waiver. This guidance, contained in Volume 8, Part J and Volume 9, Part G...

USCIS on Customer Service

"Prior to the issuance of this guidance, USCIS has not had consolidated guidance defining expectations for customer service. This guidance, contained in Volume 1 of the Policy Manual, is intended to be comprehensive and controlling and replaces the customer service guidance found in Chapter 2 of...

USCIS Policy Manual Updates

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Recent USCIS Policy Manual Updates (July 2015)

POLICY ALERT – Modifications to Oath of Allegiance for Naturalization July 21, 2015 ​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance to clarify the eligibility requirements for modifications to the Oath of Renunciation and Allegiance for naturalization. Technical...

Bruce Hake Comments on USCIS Policy Manual 'Extreme Hardship' Draft

Renowned J-1 and hardship expert Bruce Hake emailed this comment to USCIS on Nov. 19, 2015. Excerpt: "There is a legal error in footnote 1 to the draft USCIS Policy Manual: Vol. 9, Part B: Extreme Hardship (draft). Every year this error could harm hundreds of J-1 nonimmigrants and their U.S....

USCIS Policy Manual Update: Obsolete Form Removed

USCIS Policy Alert, June 22, 2016 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to remove obsolete Form I-643, Health and Human Services Statistical Data for Refugee/Asylee Adjusting Status, from the filing requirements for applications...

USCIS Policy Manual Update: Effective Date of Lawful Permanent Residence for Purposes of Citizenship and Naturalization

USCIS Policy Alert, July 27, 2016 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding the effective date of lawful permanent residence for purposes of citizenship and naturalization." See also: https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual...