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USCIS Policy Memo: Acceptance of Diversity Visa-Related I-485 Applications During the Advance Notification PeriodReflected in the Visa Bulletin

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides updated guidelines to ensure uniform acceptance of applications for adjustment of status under the Diversity Visa (DV) category. The guidance contained in this PM is controlling and supersedes any prior guidance on the subject." - USCIS, Aug. 9, 2013 .

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 Telecon Wed. Sept. 16, 2015 re Visa Bulletin, Adjustment of Status

USCIS, Sept. 10, 2015 - "Engagement Invitation - Revisions to the Visa Bulletin for Adjustment of Status Applicants Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to a stakeholder teleconference on Wednesday, Sept...

USCIS Updates Instructions for Using DOS Visa Bulletin - Oct. 14, 2015

USCIS, Oct. 14, 2015 - "Beginning with the November 2015 Department of State (DOS) Visa Bulletin , if USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for a fiscal year than there are known applicants for such visas, we will state on www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo that applicants may...

USCIS Issues Guidance on Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures

USCIS, Feb. 25, 2016 - "Effective February 25, 2016, new guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual provides information on the general policies and procedures for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence as well as adjustment under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)...

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...