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Adjudicator's Field Manual - Redacted Public Version
Updated Through October, 2008 Posted October 2008
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Table of Contents Appendices Transmittal Memoranda
Adjudicator’s Field Manual: Table of Contents
Chapter 1 1.1
Organization and Content of the Adjudicator's Field Manual. Purpose, Content and Organization of the Manual .
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2.1 Defining Customer Service for Adjudications The Role of the Adjudicator in Customer Service: The Moment of Truth Our Customers Excellent Service in a Culturally Diverse Environment Courtesy Professional Service Knowledgeable Service Providing Courteous, Professional and Knowledgeable Service to Applicants with Disabilities Providing Courteous, Professional and Knowledgeable Service to Upset Applicants. Further Reading on Customer Service
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2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7
Chapter 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9
Mission and Functions of Adjudications. Terminology Mission Statement The Chain of Command Adherence to USCIS Policy Roles of Headquarters, Regions and Field Organizations Roles and Functions of Related USCIS and DHS Branches Adjudications Working Groups Reporting Incidents Hostage Situations
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4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Position Descriptions for Selected Jobs Training and Professional Development The Workplace Environment Uniforms, Badges and Credentials Immigration Information Officer Uniform Standards Fraud Detection and National Security Position Descriptions (FDNS)
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I. General Policies and Procedures Chapter 10 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 An Overview of the Adjudication Process. Receipting and Acceptance Processing Record of Proceeding General Adjudication Procedures Transferring Jurisdiction within USCIS Requesting Additional Information Post-Decision Case Actions Preparing Denial Orders Preparing the Appellate Case Record Waiver of Fees Refund of Fees Order of Processing Adjudicator’s Responsibilities under FOIA/Privacy Act Public Copies of Decisions Directed Decisions
Exercise of Discretion; Uniformity of Decisions
Proper Manner of Dealing with Attorneys and Other Representatives PAMS and its Usage Appearance in Court Role of the USCIS Attorney Chapter 13 Chapter 14 14.16 10. Facsimile Stamps and Dry Seals [reserved]. Submission of Supporting Documents and Consideration of Evidence Video and Audio Taping Foreign Language Documents and Translations Administration of Oaths Outside Sources and Other USCIS Records 11.20 Chapter 11 Evidence.5 Chapter 12 12.1 [Reserved] Sources of Information / Conducting Research.1 12.17 10.4 12.4 11.Redacted Public Version Page 4 of 30 10.3 11.uscis.2 12.19 Denial for Lack of Prosecution Preparing Denial Orders Certification of Decisions Use of Classified Information in Adjudications Decisions [reserved] Adjudications Approval Stamps.Adjudicator's Field Manual .3 12.1 11. Representation in Immigration Proceedings.18 10.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 .5 Attorneys and Other Representatives [Under Revision]. The Importance of Research http://www. 10.2 11.
General Policies Interview Environment Officer Conduct and Appearance Interview Procedures New York City District Office (“Stokes”) Interviews Sworn Statements Use of Interpreters Role of Attorney or Representative in the Interview Process Videotaping Interviews NSEERS Interviews Chapter 16 16.8 14.3 14.5 15.10 Interview Techniques.2 14.1 15.1 Fingerprinting and Other Agency Background Checks.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 .uscis.10 Basic Principles of Effective Legal Research Primary Research Sources Decisions of Administrative Appellate Bodies Decisions of Federal Courts Other USCIS and Governmental Resources Supplemental Materials and Non-Governmental Resources USCIS and DHS Databases Internet and Intranet Resources Procedures for Requesting Library of Congress Research Page 5 of 30 Chapter 15 15.9 15.2 15. Taking of Fingerprints by Application Support Centers (ASCs) and DLEAs.7 14.7 15. http://www.Redacted Public Version 14.6 15.4 15.8 15.9 14.6 14.4 14.3 15.Adjudicator's Field Manual .5 14.
Authority. Numerical Limitations and the Visa Bulletin Petition Validity Petition Revocation Petition Withdrawal http://www.10 17.Redacted Public Version 16.1 20.4 17. USCIS Action on Agency Responses and the Process by Which Local. Post-audit Procedures.6 17.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 .8 17.2 20. Background.4 Immigrants in General.7 17.5 17. Chapter 20 20. Both Routine and Expedited. Training Case Assignment Officer Safety Duty Schedules and Overtime Compensation Equipment Surveillance Confidential Informants Reporting Requirements II.1 17.3 16.4 Chapter 17 17. Immigrants and Other Permanent or Semi-Permanent Classifications.11 Field Immigration Examinations (FIE) Program [(b)(2) or (b)(7)(E)] Purpose and Vision of the FIE Program.2 Procedures for Forwarding Background Checks to Agencies.2 17. Regional and National Offices Monitor Compliance.3 20. Page 6 of 30 16.uscis.Adjudicator's Field Manual .9 17.3 17.
Entrepreneurs and Special Immigrants.1 23.Adjudicator's Field Manual .7 21. Armed Forces Members 21.2 21.1 21. Son.10 Family-based Petitions and Applications.5 Enforceable Affidavits of Support Page 7 of 30 Chapter 21 21.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 .Redacted Public Version 20.2 Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident.2 22.9 21.4 21. or Daughter Petition for an Orphan Petition for a Hague Convention Adoption [Reseved] Petition for an Amerasian Petition for a Parent Petition for a Sibling Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Petition for Spouse.uscis.4 Employment-Based Petitions.6 21.3 21. or Parent of Certain Deceased U. General Adjustment of Status Issues http://www.3 22.11 Chapter 22 22. Prior Law and Historical Background Employment-based Petitions (Forms I-140) Special Immigrant Cases Employment Creation Entrepreneur Cases Chapter 23 23.5 21. General Information About Relative Visa Petitions Factors Common to the Adjudication of All Relative Petitions Petition for a Spouse Petition for a Child. Child.S.8 21. Prior Law and Historical Background.1 22.
6 23.4 24. Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986 (Form I-751) Entrepreneurs (Form I-829) Page 8 of 30 23.8 23.12 23. Presumption of Lawful Admission and Creation of Record under 8 CFR 101 Adjustment of Status under Section 245 of the Act Refugee and Asylee Adjustment under Section 209 of the Act Registration of Lawful Permanent Residence under Section 249 of the Act Section 289 Cases Section 7 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 Cases Adjustment of Status under Section 13 of the Act of September 11.13 23. Adjudication Procedures.1 24. Adjudication Issues.1 26.2 Rescission of Adjustment to Lawful Permanent Resident Status.7 23.S. 202 of Pub L 105-100) Adjustment of Status under HRIFA (sec.5 23. LIFE Act Family Unity Provisions Petitions for Removal of Conditions on Conditional Residence. 1957 (8 U.11 23.3 Medical Examinations.2 Chapter 26 26.4 23.6 Chapter 25 25.9 23.14 Chapter 24 24.2 24. 1255b) Cuban Adjustment Act Cases Adjustment of Status under NACARA (sec.Redacted Public Version 23.3 24.5 24.1 25. http://www.10 23.C.uscis.Adjudicator's Field Manual .gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . Historical Background Legalization under Section 245a of the Act Special Agricultural Worker (SAW) and Replacement Agricultural Worker (RAW) Programs Family Unity Program Legalization Provisions of the LIFE Act. 902 of Pub L 105-277) Adjustment of Status for Certain Syrian Nationals Granted Asylum Legalization.
3 31.10 30.11 30.1 30.3 30.Adjudicator's Field Manual .4 30. Background General Requirements for H Petitions H1-B Classification and Documentary Requirements Agricultural Workers (H-2A) Temporary Service or Labor Workers (H-2B) Trainees (H-3) Nurses (H-1C) Strikes and Lockouts Involving H Petition Beneficiaries 31.6 30.2 30.8 Petitions for Temporary Workers (H Classifications).4 31.5 30.Redacted Public Version III.12 Nonimmigrants in General.7 30. Maintaining Status Extension of Stay for Nonimmigrants Change of Nonimmigrant Status Under Section 248 INA Replacement of Arrival-Departure Records Status as a Foreign Government Official or Employee of an International Organization Extensions of Stay for Certain A and G Nonimmigrants Unauthorized Employment and Other Incidents Involving A or G Nonimmigrants Affidavits of Support for Nonimmigrants Geographically Restricted Nonimmigrants Termination of Approval (Revocation of Approval of Petition) Adjustment of Status to Nonimmigrant Nonimmigrant Health Care Workers Chapter 31 31. Nonimmigrants and Other Temporary Status Aliens Page 9 of 30 Chapter 30 30.8 30.1 31.6 31.5 31.9 30.7 31.2 31.uscis.9 Dependents http://www.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 .
3 33.4 33. Business. Background Terminology Consultation Requirements and Procedures Aliens with Extraordinary Ability in the Sciences. Background Terminology Individual L Petition Process Blanket Petition Process Individual Eligibility under Blanket Petitions Technical Issues Chapter 33 33.2 34.7 33.4 32. Arts.5 32.10 Petitions for Artists.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . Athletes and Others of Extraordinary Ability or Achievement (O & P Classifications).6 Petitions for Intracompany Transferees (L Classification). Background Treaty Traders Treaty Investors http://www. and Accompanying Aliens (O-1 and O-2) Internationally Recognized Athletes and Entertainers (P-1) Reciprocal Exchange Artists and Entertainers (P-2) Culturally Unique Artists and Entertainers (P-3) Expedite Procedures Technical Issues Special Agreements Chapter 34 34. Entertainers.1 34.1 32.2 32.6 33. or Athletics.Redacted Public Version Page 10 of 30 Chapter 32 32. I & R Classifications).1 33.5 33.uscis.3 32.8 33.2 33.3 Other Employment Authorized Nonimmigrants (E.9 33. Education.Adjudicator's Field Manual .
2 Consent to Reapply After Deportation or Removal.2 37.Adjudicator's Field Manual . Temporary Protected Status Deferred Enforced Departure IV.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . Adjudication Process. Chapter 43 43.3 41. General.6 Information Media Representatives Religious Occupation-Based Nonimmigrants E-3 Specialty Occupation Workers Page 11 of 30 Chapter 35 Students and Exchange Visitors (F. Chapter 42. http://www. Waivers and Related Matters Chapter 41 41.uscis. M & Q).2 Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure.6 Waiver of Excludability for Immigrants. Reserved (undergoing revision as 05-10-2006) Reserved (undergoing revision as 05-10-2006) Reserved (undergoing revision as 05-10-2006) Provisions for the V Nonimmigrant Classification Chapter 38 38.1 38.1 37.4 34. Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant. Undergoing major revision] Chapter 36 [Reserved] Chapter 37 37. [Reserved. School Approvals.Redacted Public Version 34.3 37.4 Nonimmigrants Intending to Adjust Status (K and V Classifications). Waivers of Inadmissibility for Refugees and Asylees.5 34.1 43. Waiver of Medical Grounds of Inadmissibility. J.
1 51.2 51.S. Form I-551 Renewal Policy and Procedure. or Federal Agency Involved in Medical Research or Training under Section 214(l) of the Act.Redacted Public Version Page 12 of 30 Chapter 44 [Reserved] Chapter 45 45. http://www. Naming Conventions. Adjudication Production and Delivery.3 51. Background General Considerations Waiver Based on Exceptional Hardship to USC or LPR Spouse or Child. Travel and Identity Documents Chapter 51 51.4 Reentry Permits.4 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.Adjudicator's Field Manual . Adjudication and Production Processes and Issues. Chapter 52 52.1 45. Use of Full Legal Name on All USCIS Issued Documents.6 Waiver of Section 212(e) Foreign Residence Requirement.3 52.uscis.7 V.4 45.5 45.2 45.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . Not Involving a Foreign Medical Graduate Waiver Based on Employment with a Designated Health Facility or Health Care Organization.2 52. General Filing and Receipting Procedures.3 45. 45.1 52. Historical Information. Government Agency. Waiver Based on a Claim of Persecution Waiver Based on a “No Objection” Letter Waiver Based on a Request by a U.
Cancellation and Breaching of Maintenance of Status Bonds.3 53.2 Bonds.uscis. North American Indians Born in Canada. Bonds and Fines Chapter 61 61.2 53. Background Filing and Receipting Procedures Adjudication Production and Delivery Special Considerations Page 13 of 30 Chapter 54 54.1 56.3 54. Cancellation and Breaching of Public Charge Bonds.[Reserved. Adjudication Special Considerations Chapter 55 Employment Authorization Documents.4 Advance Parole Documents and Boarding Letters. VI.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . Posting.3 56. USC ID Cards. Undergoing major revision] Chapter 56 56.4 53. Background. http://www.1 53.1 61. Filing and Receipting Procedures.Adjudicator's Field Manual .Redacted Public Version Chapter 53 53.5 Refugee Travel Documents.1 54.4 Other USCIS and DHS Documents. Replacement of Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record.2 56.2 54. Kickapoo Cards. Posting.
4 73.1 72. Acquisition and Derivation Chapter 72 72.3 Processes/Procedures for Conducting Naturalization Interviews.7 73.5 73. General Information and Introduction to Form N-400 Part-by-Part Discussion of Form N-400 Data Closing Actions Chapter 75 The Oath of Naturalization.2 73.8 The Eligibility Requirements for Naturalization.Adjudicator's Field Manual .1 74.2 72.3 Examination of Form N-400. http://www. Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence [Reserved] Continuity of Residence Jurisdiction Physical Presence Good Moral Character Attachment to the Constitution English and Civics Chapter 74 74.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . Nationality and Naturalization Chapter 71 71.1 73.uscis.1 Citizenship.Redacted Public Version Chapter 62 Fines and Liquidated Damages Page 14 of 30 VII.2 74. Overview of the Examination Process Examination Preparation Decision Process Chapter 73 73.3 73.6 73.
GS-5 http://www. [Reserved] [Reserved] Designation and Revocation of Civil Surgeons.3 83.uscis. Adjudications Recordkeeping. GS-4 Sample Position Description: Applications Clerk. The Office of Inspector General Sample Position Description: Applications Clerk.1 83.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 .2 Denaturalization.2 Statistical Reports.Redacted Public Version 75.1 75.4 Liaison Liaison with Other Government Agencies and Other Entities. Using Statistical Information. Chapter 82 Management Techniques .2 75.Adjudicator's Field Manual . Managing the Adjudications Program Chapter 81 81. Work Measurement Procedures. Chapter 83 83.2 83. Appendices 3-1 4-1 4-2 4-3 DHS Management Directive MD 0810. GS-5 Sample Position Description: District Adjudications Officer.1 76.1.1 81.3 The Oath The Oath Ceremony Ceremony-Related Issues Page 15 of 30 Chapter 76 76. General Adjudicator Actions VIII.
GS-7 Sample Position Description: District Adjudications Officer. GS-0132-07 Intelligence Research Specialist (Anti-Fraud). GS-5 Sample Position Description: Center Adjudications Officer. GS-9 Sample Position Description: Center Adjudications Officer. GS-12 Sample Position Description: Center Adjudications Officer.Redacted Public Version 4-4 4-5 4-6 4-7 4-8 4-9 4-10 4-11 4-12 4-13 4-14 4-15 4-16 4-17 4-18 4-19 4-20 4-21 4-22 4-23 4-24 4-25 4-26 4-27 4-28 Sample Position Description: District Adjudications Officer. GS-0132-13 Intelligence Research Specialist (Anti-Fraud). GS-0132-14 Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist. GS-11 Sample Position Description: District Adjudications Officer. GS-7 Sample Position Description: Center Adjudications Officer. GS-0132-13 Intelligence Research Specialist (FDNS) GS-0132-12 Intelligence Research Specialist (Anti-Fraud). GS-13 Supervisory District Adjudications Officer GS 1801-13 Chief Operations Officer GS-1801-14 Management & Program Analyst GS-0343-14 Management & Program Analyst GS-343-13 Immigration Officer (FDNS) GS-1801-11 Supervisory Investigative Assistant GS-1802-09 Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist. GS-11 Sample Position Description: Center Adjudications Officer.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . GS-0132-05 Page 16 of 30 http://www.uscis. GS-0132-09 Intelligence Research Specialist (Anti-Fraud).Adjudicator's Field Manual . GS-9 Sample Position Description: District Adjudications Officer. GS-12 Sample Position Description: Supervisory Center Adjudications Officer. GS-0132-12 Research Specialist (Anti-Fraud) GS-0132-11 Intelligence Research Specialist (Anti-Fraud).
Public Law 108-136 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004). Sec. 1701.S.Adjudicator's Field Manual .uscis.FD-258 Requirements The New Affidavit Of Support List of States Recognizing Common Law Marriages and Their Requirements Orphan Case Related Cables to Consulates American Associations of Blood Banks U.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . 2007] Fee Waiver Guidelines Supporting Documents and Applications [Reserved] Research Websites Sample “Stokes” Call-In Letter for NYC District Non-Adversarial Interview Techniques SRMT Search Request Form USCIS Forms . Requirements for Naturalization through Service in the Armed Forces of the United States Page 17 of 30 10-6 10-7 10-8 10-9 10-10 11-1 12-1 14-1 15-1 15-2 15-3 16-1 20-1 21-1 21-2 21-3 21-4 http://www.Redacted Public Version 10-1 10-2 10-3 10-4 10-5 New Attorney General Memorandum on FOIA Freedom of Information Act Policy Privacy Act Policy Privacy Act Requirements Concerning Sharing of Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Information Guidelines on Handling Sensitive Information Intragency Border Inspection System Standard Operating Procedures (IBIS SOP) and Fraud Detection and National Security Standard Operating Procedures (FDNS SOP) [revised 03-01-2006] United States Postal Service Hurricane Katrina Impacted Zip Codes Complying with Particular Timeframes When Processing Cases [Appendix added 08-09-2006] Standard Timeframes for Applicants or Petitioners to Respond for Requests for Evidence (RFE) [Appendix effective June 18.
uscis. Department of Defense.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 .Redacted Public Version 21-5 U. J and L Nonimmigrants [Reserved] Request for Evidence Checklist for H-1B Petitions Special Filing Situations Under the H Classifications Interpretation of Specialized Knowledge List of Organizations which Provide Consultations for O and P Petitions Visa Class Change for Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste (ASF) or Action Reconciliation Service for Peace Guidance Regarding Waivers for HIV+ Refugees Page 18 of 30 21-6 22-1 23-1 23-2 23-3 23-4 23-5 23-6 25-1 25-2 25-3 25-4 30-1 31-1 31-2 31-3 31-4 32-1 33-1 35-1 41-1 41-2 CDC Form For Applicants with HIV Infection http://www.S.Adjudicator's Field Manual . and U. Department of Veterans Affairs.S. U.S. Coast Guard Points-of-Contact for Public Law 108-136 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004) Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 Educational and Experience Requirements for Employment-Based Second Preference (EB-2) Immigrants Civil Surgeon List Nicaraguan Nationality Requirements Haitian Nationality Requirements Text of Commissioner's Memorandum on Eligibility for Permanent Residence under the Cuban Adjustment Act Despite Having Arrived at a Place Other than a Designated Port of Entry Basic Sworn Statement for Section 13 Cases Matter of Buschini Frequently Asked Questions About Form I-829 Sample NTA for Terminated Immigrant Investor Points of Contact for EB-5 Cases Model Notices to Appear (NTAs) [Reserved] List of Occupational Categories for H.
S.S. Renewal Policy and Procedure . Permanent Resident Card.Section 322: Natural or Adoptive Child of a U.uscis.S.Redacted Public Version Headquarters Program Responsibility For Nonimmigrant Waivers of Inadmissibility Instructions from CDC to Civil Surgeons on Widespread Unavailability of Certain Vaccines Guide to Requirement of Consent to Reapply for Admission to the U. Process for I-90s Letter from Department of Defense on Employment of NATO Member Dependents Issuance of Employment Authorization Cards to Asylees and Refugees As Part of the Border Security Act Nationality Chart # 1 .S.Adjudicator's Field Manual .Instructions for N-400 Form FD-258 Processing Page 19 of 30 41-3 41-4 43-1 45-1 51-1 55-2 55-3 71-1 71-2 71-3 71-4 71-5 71-6 71-7 71-8 71-9 72-1 72-2 72-3 72-4 72-5 http://www.Derivative Citizenship of Children Nationality Chart # 4 . After Deportation or Removal Addendum to Section 212(e) Waiver Approvals Form I-551.Children Born Outside U.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 .Children Born Outside U. out of Wedlock Nationality Chart # 3 . in Wedlock Nationality Chart # 2 . Citizen Stipulations Prior Laws Affecting Citizenship Claims Implementation Instructions for Title I of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 Addition of Citizen Grandparents and Citizen Legal Guardians as Eligible Applicants Pursuant to INA 322 Processing Worksheet for N-600 Cases NQP4 Procedures N-400 Processing Worksheets Clarifications Naturalization File Transfer Procedures File Transfer Procedures Federal Record Center POC Listing Form FD-258 Fingerprint Card .Final Phase.
S.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 .Adjudicator's Field Manual . Government Structure Level I [Reserved] Corrections to A Guide to Naturalization and the Effect of Failure to Register for Selective Service on Naturalization Eligibility Relating to False Claims to US Citizenship Legal Consequences of Voting by an Alien Prior to Naturalization Voter Registration and Standardized Date Citizenship Testing Institution of Deportation Proceedings: Legalization or SAW Applicants. Naturalization of Persons Who Filed Fraudulent Legalization or SAW Applications Continuity of Residence for Naturalization Purposes Page 20 of 30 74-11 74-13 http://www. Government Structure U. S.Redacted Public Version 72-6 72-7 72-8 72-12 72-13 72-15 72-16 72-18 72-19 72-20 72-21 72-22 73-1 73-2 73-3 73-4 74-6 74-7 74-8 74-9 74-10 Sample Sworn Statement Regarding Fingerprint Waivers Due to Age or 2nd Rejection by FBI Sample Sworn Statement Regarding Missing Alien Registration Card Sample Sworn Statement Regarding Cases Involving T Files Complete File Review Implementation Disability Naturalization Applications Effect of Failure to Register for Selective Service on Eligibility for Naturalization Processing N-400s with Updated or Expired FD-258 Control Numbers Guidance on the Acceptance and Handling of FD-258 Fingerprint Cards Faciliated Military Service Member Naturalization Scheduling Military N-400 Cases Military G-325B Processing Policy Regarding Section 334 of the INA Citizenship Education and Naturalization Information Text of USCIS Booklet M-289 U.uscis.
Redacted Public Version 74-14 Recent General Counsel Opinions Affecting Eligibility for Naturalization Implementation Instructions for the Amended Version of the Hmong Veterans’ Naturalization Act of 2000 IRS Form 2555 IRS Publication 54. Public Law 106-395 (CCA) Guidance on Making the Naturalization Process Accessible to Applicants with Disabilities Use of Adjudication Officer's Full Name and Signature on Official Immigration Documents NQP Compliance for Cases Requiring Special Handling Form N-470: Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes (Under Section 316(b) or 317 of the Act) Instructions Regarding the Expanded Meaning of Section 319(a) Instructions Regarding the Use of Naturalization Quality Procedures (NQP) Attachment #4 The Attorney General's Model Plan Universal Distribution of President’s Letter Guidelines for Voter Registration at Naturalization Ceremonies Page 21 of 30 74-15 74-16 74-17 74-18 74-19 74-20 74-21 74-22 74-23 74-24 74-25 75-1 75-2 75-3 75-4 TRANSMITTAL MEMORANDA (Items listed in RED are new since last I-LINK Release (June.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 .uscis.Adjudicator's Field Manual . 2008)) Update number and Date Chapter(s) / Appendice(s) Affected Chapters: 71.1(d)(3) . Topic(s) This memorandum revises the following subchapters of http://www. Chapter 54 IRS Earned Income Credit Worksheet 1991 Version of Form N-400 Update of the Implementation Instructions for Title I of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000.
and (h) .uscis. (8) . (8) . (d)(2)(C) . (d)(2)(C). 73. and (d) (2)(D) Chapter 74.4(g).11 (b) . (c)(10) (D) . for more than one year. Also. (f) (7) .2(i).2(j)(2) (A) Page 22 of 30 the Adjudicator’s Field Manual : 71.2(f) as 21. 2007. and (9) AD07-19 (07-302007) Chapters: 10.2(h) as 21.1(c) . (b) 10.1(d)(3). (c)(10)(C) . 10. This memorandum revises sections of subchapter 72. Also.2 This memorandum revises Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) Chapter: 23. L.3(g) to include section (14) regarding appropriate of length of admission for H-1B aliens who have not exhausted their six-year maximum but have been absent from the U.2(d) (5) . These revisions provide guidance on continuous residence.2(e)(2) .S. This memorandum revises Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) Chapters 10. per amendments to the INA by the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. 1 10.2(j)(2)(A) by amending section 23.3(e)(1) to indicate that the validity of Form I-693 is extended until January 1. (7) . This rule is effective on July 30. (6) . (c)(10)(A) .1(c) 10. 72 FR 19100 . (c)(10) (B) . This memorandum revises Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) Chapters 10.3(f) 10.1(e)(6) . (b) . 2008).3(e)(1) AD 07-17 (02-08-08) Chapters: · 21.2(e)(2) 38. 2007. 21. This memorandum revises Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 21. 10. (b)(8) (I) . 74. 73.2(d) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) to include new provisions regarding admission periods for aliens previously in H-4 status and provisions for aliens applying for additional periods of admission beyond the H-1B six year maximum. and 21. this memorandum revises AFM Chapter 11.6(h) This memorandum revises: · Chapter 31. 72 FR 19100. (f).3(c)(2).2(g) · · 21.2(h) · · 21.2(g).2 regarding the Removal of Receipt Requirements for Certain H and L Adjustment Applicants Returning from a Trip Abroad.5(a) . 73.3(c)(2) .1(e)(6) . (7) .2 (g) as 21. and (d)(2)(D).2(h).4(g) (7) and (g)(8) .2(d) Chapter 31.Redacted Public Version 73.2(b)(2).1 (m) 25. and · Chapter 32.2 regarding guidelines for the adjudication of Form N648 waivers. and (h). and 38. This memorandum removes paragraph (c)(9) from Chapter 74.Adjudicator's Field Manual . 73.2(i) Appendix: 21-6 AD 06-29 (12-05-06) Chapter 31.2(b)(2) . and (9) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual by amending section 72.9(a) and adds Appendix 10-10 to reflect modifications to the availability of fee waivers by the final rule “Adjustment of the Immigration and Naturalization Benefit Application and Petition Fee Schedule. 2007). 25. This memorandum revises Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) Chapter 23. (9) and adds Appendix 10-9 to reflect the revised request for evidence notice of intention to deny procedures as published in the Federal Register on April 17. (6) . 74.5(d). · Chapter 31.2(f) 21. and overseas naturalization for a spouse or child of a member of the Armed Forces.2(f) and adds Appendix 21-6 to provide guidance for adjudication of family-based petitions and Form I-129F (Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)) under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. 73. AD08-14 (08-15-08) AD08-19 (10-01-08) AD07-19 (11-082007) AD07-01 (09-182007) Chapters 72.” 72 FR 29851 (May 30. (7) . (f)(6) . 2008.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . 110-181 (as enacted January 28. (7) .2(c)(9) Chapter: 23.” Pub.1(m) to clarify when applicants or petitioners must submit documents as originals or as photocopies. physical presence.3(g)(14) Chapter 32.5(a) .9(a) and Appendix 10-10 AD07-05 [06-18-2007] Chapters: 10. (9) Appendix 10-9 AD 07-22 (01-03-07) Chapter 23.11(b) 11. (c)(10)(A) – (D).5(d) (5) . (b)(8).6 to include section (h) regarding http://www. this update renumbers current chapter 21.2(d)(5) .3(f) .
Chapter 23.3 AD 06-26 (07/11/06) Chapter 23.uscis. This memorandum replaces all of Chapter 22. and 23. This memorandum revises Chapters 23.3 and Appendix 10-8 AD 05-15 (09/23/05) Chapter 31. This memorandum revises Subchapter 23. This memorandum replaces all of Chapter 22 .3d 944 (9th Cir.Redacted Public Version Page 23 of 30 decoupling time spent in L-2 status from L-1 maximum period of stay. USCIS Administrative Appeals Office Adopted Decision. which provides guidance on the adjudication of petitions for classification under the employment-based immigrant visa categories.2 (The Oath Ceremony) and 75.3 (General Adjudication Procedures) and adds Appendix 10-8 (Complying with Particular Timeframes When Processing Cases) the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) This memorandum revises Chapter 31. and 23. This memorandum provides interim field guidance in light of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Schneider v. This memorandum revises Chapters 75.Adjudicator's Field Manual .13(d)(2) .13(f)(1) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) in order to modify the criteria for interview waivers by granting the Nebraska Service Center the jurisdiction to grant certain types of inadmissibility waivers.13(d) (4)(E) . Chertoff.2(k) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) to provide guidance regarding the proper disposition of Forms I-508 and I-566.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . 2006).2(b) of the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) This Adjudicator's Field Manual update revises criteria in Chapter 23.2 and 75. This memorandum replaces Appendix 41-2 of the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) with a correctly formatted Appendix 41-2. Updates Adjudicator’s Field Manual Chapter 25.13(f)(1) AD 03-01(09/12/ 06) Chapter 22 AD 07-03 (06/27/06) Appendix 41-2 AD 03-01 (09/12/06) Chapter 22 AD 06-45 (08/24/06) Chapters 10.11(b)(1)(last bullet) for adjustment under the Cuban Adjustment Act to reflect publication of Matter of Buschini (June 30. This memorandum revises Chapters 10. which provides guidance on the adjudication of petitions for classification under the employment-based immigrant visa categories. 23.13(d)(2) .13(d)(3) . This update also adds Appendix 23-6.5 AD 06-31 & AD 06-04 (12-21-06) Chapter 25. 23.3 ( Ceremony-Related Issues ) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) This memorandum revises Chapter 23. 23. 23.3(g)(8) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) to provide interim guidance pertaining to the Department of Labor PERM Regulations at 20 CFR 656 .13 (d)(3) .2(k) http://www. 2006) . AD 06-46 (01-23-07) Chapter 22. which reprints Matter of Buschini in full.11(b)(1) (last bullet) and Appendix 23-6 (new appendix).2(b) and (j) (6) .2 AD 06-34 (01/12/07) Sub Chapter 23-2 Chapter 23.2 guidance on the adjudication of Form I-829 s for the removal of conditions for conditional permanent residents under the immigrant investor visa categories and for Form N-400 s filed by EB-5 conditional residents with pending Form I-829s.13(d)(4)(E) .3(g)(8) AD 06-43 (08/24/06) Chapters 75. AD 07-06 (01/03/07) AD 06-41 (12/04/06) Chapters 23. This memorandum also establishes interim procedures for adjudicating national interest waiver (NIW) immigrant petitions and related adjustment of status applications filed on behalf of physicians practicing in medically underserved areas or at facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 450 F.
2(d)(5) and Appendix 72-13 Chapters 37.4(a)(Note) of the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM).4(e)(2) .1(g)(1) and 25. 10-2 .3(e)(1) Chapter 11.4(k)(1) AD06-21 (06/14/06) AD06-15 (01/30/06) Chapters 25. This memorandum revises Chapters 37. This memorandum revises Chapters 10.2. This memorandum also adds Appendix 15-3 to the AFM . This revision to Chapter 10.3(g)(13) AD06-21 (06/14/06) Chapter 21. This memorandum revises Appendix 10-6 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ).1(c) and Appendix 74-14 Chapter 4.uscis. and 37.2. 37.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . This memorandum replaces Chapter 32.1(g)(2) Chapter 72.1(g)(4)(C) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) to clarify procedures for I-751s filed by Conditional Permanent Residents who are overseas on official military or government orders.1.6 (b)(2) in the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM). and 10-4 to the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM).1 Appendix 15-3 AD 06-09 (05/10/06) AD 01-17 (05/10/06) AD 06-30 (04/20/06) AD 06-22 (03/01/06) AD 06-18 (02/17/06) AD 06-17 (02/06/06) AD 06-13 (01/11/06) AD 06-12 (01/11/06) AD 06-02 (02/13/06) AD 06-01 (11/23/05) http://www.4(e)(2) . This memorandum revises Chapter 25.6 and Appendices 4-15 through 4-28 to the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM).4(a)(note) Page 24 of 30 This memorandum revises Chapters 23. This memorandum revises Chapter 72.Redacted Public Version Chapters 23.1(g)(1) and 25.2(e)(4)(C) Chapters 37. This memorandum revises Chapter 31.17(a) to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) clarifies when adjudication officers may reopen applications or petitions. 10-2 . V-3 Status whose petitioning parent has naturalized.6 and Appendices 4-15 through 4-28 Chapter 15.1(c) and Appendix 74-14 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ).Adjudicator's Field Manual . Chapter 32. This update adds Chapter 4.3(e)(1) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ). This memorandum revises Chapter 23. This memorandum revises Chapters 25.6(a)(1) and 23. (c)(1) and Appendices 10-1 . 37.17(a) Appendix 10-6 Appendix 35-1 Chapters 10.4(a)(note) with revised Chapter 32.4(g) .3(g) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) to include section 13 regarding H-1B cap exemptions pursuant to 214(g)(5) of the Act. 10-4 Chapter 23.6(b)(2) . 37.2(d)(5) and Appendix 72-13 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) regarding adjudications of N-648 medical certifications for disability exceptions Guidance pertaining to K visas in Chapters 37.4(k)(1) in the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) regarding adjudication of Form I-539 for V-2. This memorandum revises sections (a) and (b) of and adds section (d) to Chapter 15.12(b)(1) .3 in the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) is undergoing revision.6(a)(1) and 23. This memorandum adds an Appendix 35-1 to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) . This memorandum revises Chapter 11. 37. This memorandum adds Chapter 21.12(b)(1) and 10.4(g) .1 (g)(2) in the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) regarding joint petition credibility issues.3 Chapter 10.12(c)(1) and adds Appendices 10-1 .1. and 37.1 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ). 37. 10-3 .2(e)(4)(C) to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) to clarify the opting-out provisions for F2A visas. 10-3 . 37. AD06-36 (06/30/06) AD06-35 (06/30/06) AD06-33 (06/02/06) Chapter 25.1(g)(4)(C) AD06-27 (06/06/06) Chapter 31.
1 and 34.3.Redacted Public Version AD 05-35 (09/19/05) Chapter 73.9(a) and AD 05-26 (07/28/05) AD 05-21 (10/20/05) AD 05-18 (09/13/05) AD 05-11 (06/06/05) (06/01/05) AD 05-10 (05/08/05) (03/13/05) (02/09/05) AD 05-07 (01/18/05) AD 04-14 (09/30/04) http://www. 23.9(b) in the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) by updating AD 05-34 (04/03/06) AD 05-24 (12/15/05) Chapters 34.3(e)(1) .5 with revised Chapters 32. and revises Chapter 23.9(a) and 10.5(d) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ). Appendix 25-1 FAQs 9 .3(c)(2)(A) with a revised Chapter 30.5(c) .6 of the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) with a revised Chapter 41.3(c)(2)(A) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM).4(a) and 32.3(c)(2)(A) Appendix 73-1 . Chapter 71-1(d)(1) Chapter 21-2.7 .11 and Appendices 21-4 and 21-5 .3 .9 (c)(1) and adds Appendix 12-3 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ).6 AD 06-03 (09/19/05) (12/05/05) (12/05/05) AD 06-05 (09/01/05) AD 05-33 (10/31/05) Chapter 10. This memorandum adds Chapters 21.6(d)(3)(B)(third bullet) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ). 2003 This memorandum replaces Chapter 25.1 and adds Chapter 34. This memorandum replace s Chapter 30.2(g) and Appendix 25-1 FAQs 9 .6 Chapters 32.6 Chapter 51. 56 .uscis. 32.4 .5 Chapter 22 Chapter 12. 3.10 Chapter 3. 32. Removed .5(d) .Adjudicator's Field Manual . Technical Amendments This memorandum replaces Chapter 21-2.2(g) .10 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) with a revised Chapter 25.4(a) and 32.6 This memorandum replaces Chapters 32. Editor’s Note and Part A Chapter 3.5 of the Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Adds guidance relating to the recapture of time spent outside the United States by H-1B and L-1 nonimmigrants This memorandum adds Chapter 51. section (d)(1) (G) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) and replaces Appendix 21-3 of the AFM. 30.5 (a) . Technical Amendments provided by Program Regulations Development AFM Coordinator NQP4 Processing Memorandum Issued September 30. Appendix 75-3 Appendix 72-1 Chapter 25.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . Appendices 21-4 and 21-5 Page 25 of 30 This memorandum revises Chapter 73.3 and Chapter 32. 32.6 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) to provide interim policy and processing guidelines for E-3 Specialty Occupation Workers and Employment Authorization for E-3 Dependent Spouses This memorandum revises Chapter 10.6(g) and Appendix 3-1 Chapters 10. This memorandum revises Chapters 10.Under Revision Removed . This memorandum revises Chapter 34.Under Revision Added new material on Representation in Immigration Proceedings This memorandum replaces Chapter 41. These additions and revisions address petitions by survivors of certain U. Appendix 74-6 .4 to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ).6(d)(3)(B) (third bullet) Chapters 21.5 Chapter 31.3. Section (d)(1)(G) Appendix 213.S. Incorporates DHS policy regarding the Office of the Inspector General.11 and 23..4(a) and 32. 3.2(g) and a revised Appendix 25-1 FAQs 9-10.4 Chapter 30. Armed Forces Members.9 (c)(1) Chapter 20.1 & Appendix 12-1 Chapter 41.
Adds guidance on the requitement that an applicant for naturalization be “Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence” Adds guidance on the adjudication of applications for various USCIS documents. management techniques and liaison. Chapter 82 . Chapter 73. Chapter 81 .uscis. Revised guidance concerning 212(g)(1)(A) waiver.7 . Adds a discussion of the naturalization eligibility requirements that an applicant be attached to the Constitution.3(b) AD 04-02 (08/25/04) AD 04-07 (02/09/04) AD 03-36 (11/28/03) AD 03-31 (09/22/03) AD 03-29 (03/20/03) Chapter 20. This memoranda revises Chapter 41. and Chapter 83 .1 Chapter 56 Chapter 20. Appendix 74-21 . proficient in English and knowledgeable about U. Appendix 74-20 .5 Chapter 30.S. This memorandum replaces Chapter 75.4(g) AD 03-28 (04/17/03) Adds guidance on review of the naturalization application. statistical reports. Appendix 74-23 . Adds guidance on the adjudication of applications for certificates of citizenship and related appendices. fines.8 Chapter 73. 1957. history and government. Appendix 74-22 .4 Chapter 37.3(b) of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual ( AFM ) to add guidance on waivers for HIV infected K and V nonimmigrants.10 Appendix 23-5 Chapter 10.2 .gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . Revises the validity period for IBIS checks from 35 days to 90 days.6 Chapter 74.1(a)(1) Chapter 75. Adds guidance on the adjudication of applications for adjustment of status under section 13 of the Act of September 11.2(c) http://www.3(b) Chapter 23. Adds guidance on discussion of the naturalization residence requirements. Appendix 71-6 . Provides guidance on Health Care Worker Certification Adds guidance on good moral character.2 Page 26 of 30 instructions and processing guidance for adjudication of fee waiver requests pursuant to 8 CFR 103. and Appendix 74-25 . Appendix 71-7 . Appendix 71.7(c). Adds guidance on the continuity and physical presence requirements for naturalization applicants.5 . Chapter 61 . Chapter 62 . and Appendix 71-9 Chapter 73. Provides guidance on the validity of immigrant petitions under section 106(c) of AC21 (Public Law 106-313) AD 03-25 (03/20/03) AD 03-24 (03/20/03) AD 03-23 (03/20/03) AD 03-22 (02/20/03) AD 03-21 ( 01/24/03) AD 03-20 (03/20/03) AD 03-18 (03/26/03) AD 03-16 (08/04/03) Chapter 73.3.2. 1997. liquidated damages.Adjudicator's Field Manual . Appendix 74-24 .5 Chapter 71 . Revises paragraphs (a) and (b) to clarify that the enforceable affidavit of support is not required if the adjustment of status application was filed prior to December 19.2 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) with a revised Chapter 75. AD 04-05 (11/02/04) Chapter 41. Revises guidance on the period of admission for V-2 and V-3 nonimmigrants to include the 45 day period provided for in section 424 of the USA PATRIOT Act.Redacted Public Version AD 04-11 (08/24/04) AD 04-09 (08/30/04) AD 04-08 (11/01/04) 10.12 Chapter 73. Chapter 73.9(b) Chapter 41. AD 03-26 (03/26/03) Adds guidance on bonds. Chapter 73. Appendix 71-8 .
Redacted Public Version AD 03-13 (03/20/03) Chapter 74. Appendix 75-2 .2(h) Chapter 74. 74. Revises adjudicative guidelines regarding aliens to are medically exempt from certain naturalization requirements. H-2B Labor Certification for Canadian Musicians Coming to Perform within 50 miles of the Canadian Border.3(g) Appendix 71-1 .2(d) .Adjudicator's Field Manual . especially in a merger/acquisition situation. provide suggestions evidence pertaining to "doing business" for an Import/Export business.2(a) and Chapter 74. Chapter 45 Page 27 of 30 Adds guidance on the review of Form N-400 with regard to Part 1 (“Information about you”)and Part 8 (“Allegiance to the United States”). Appendix 71-2 . Adds a discussion of the legalization and family unity programs. and Appendix 45-1 Chapter 76 Chapter 37. Appendix 75-1 .2(e)(2) Chapter 38 Chapter 24 Chapter 75 . AD 03-12 (01/03/03) AD 03-11 (12/10/02) AD 03-10 (06/23/03) AD 03-09 (04/24/03) AD 03-08 (12/04/02) AD 03-07 (07/18/03) AD 03-06 (03/20/03) Chapter 32. and Appendix 75-4 Chapter 74 Appendix 23-7 . Appendix 71-3 .entry permits. Adds AFM Chapters 74.2(c) and 74.2(g) pertaining parts 3 and 7 of the Form N-400.uscis. and Appendix 71-4 .1. Revises designation of person in HQOPRD to whom Visas Mantis reports must be sent.5(b) and Chapter 31. provide suggestions on more specific qualifying relationship evidence. Adds Chapter to the Adjudicator's Field Manual concerning Adjudicator's responsibilities relating to denaturalization Adds a new chapter concerning V nonimmigrants. Adds a discussion of Section 212(e) waivers for J-1 nonimmigrants Revises the Technical Issues section of the chapter on adjudication of L-1 petitions to Clarify points relating to appropriate legal entities. Adds a chapter to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual concerning the Oath of Naturalization and the Oath Ceremony.2(d) Chapter 74. Adds a new chapter concerning re.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . adds a new Appendix on the same topic. and Chapter 31. Adds guidelines relating to the adjudication of applications for temporary protected status and deferred enforced departure. and clarify points relating to specialized knowledge. removes the old OI 223 from the Service’s Operations Instructions. Updates the Nationality Charts contained in the indicated Appendices. Chapter 31. 107-273.4 Chapter 52 Chapter 31.2(c) and Appendix 72-13 Chapter 54 Chapter 31. provide suggestions on additional evidence that can be required of publicly traded SEC regulated companies. Adds guidance on the review of Form N-400 with regard to Part 4 (“Information about your residence and employment”). Also cancels relating Operations Instructions. Appendix 75-3 . along with relating appendices. Adds a new chapter on the adjudication of Applications for Advance Parole Provides guidance on granting extensions of H-1B stay beyond the 6 th year in accordance with Pub. Appendix 32-1 AD 03-04 (10/15/02) AD 03-03 (03/26/03) AD 03-02 (03/20/03) Chapter 30. Adds Appendices pertaining to INSAMS and Waivers for Certain Exchange Visitors.5(c) AD 02-31 (02/06/03) AD 02-30 (08/20/02) AD 02-26 (08/20/02) AD 02-25 (11/19/02) AD 02-24 (01/04/02) AD 02-23 (05/12/03) AD 02-22 (04/2403) http://www.1(b) .6 . revises the AFM Table of Contents.
4(a) . Chapter 21. Chapter 21. adds an Appendix containing the SOP for Form I-539 .3(d) .2 .1 . Chapter 32. Appendix 10-5 . Appendix 21-2 Table of Contents Chapter 35 Chapter 25. AD 02-16 (03/20/03) AD 02-15 (04/17/03) AD 02-14 (03/18/02) AD 02-13 (04/17/03) AD 02-11 (05/14/04) Adds guidelines relating to the adjudication of spousal relative visa petition cases. Chapter 21. and Chapter 32. Adds Chapter 25. AD 02-20 (09/25/02) AD 02-17 (10/06/03) Adds guidelines relating to the adjudication of various relative visa petition cases.1 . Adds Chapters dealing with relative visa petitions in general.1 Chapter 32.3(c)(1) .Adjudicator's Field Manual .gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . Adds a new chapter dealing with refugee travel documents Adds guidance regarding the adjudication of Employment Authorization Documents Adds a new chapter and appendix relating to Applications to Replace Permanent Resident Card IBIS Checks on Applications and Petitions Completion of Interagency Border Inspection System (IBIS) Lookout Checks on Applications and Petitions for Immigration Benefits Adjustment of status for certain Syrian nationals granted asylum in the U. Appendix 55. Adds guidelines relating to the adjudication of orphan cases.12 . Chapter 21.3 Chapter 26 Chapter 53 Chapter 55 .6 .4 .3 Chapter 23. 72. Appendix 51-1 Chapter 10.10 . and Chapter 21. Chapter 32.8 . and Appendix 10-6 Chapter 10. Chapter 21.5(a) Chapter 21. Chapter 51 . Chapter 21.2 .3 . Lists regular reports required by the Adjudication (including Naturalization) program Adds DOJ Handbook entitled “Developing Useful Performance Indicators” AD 02-09 (02/26/02) AD 02-08 (04/17/03) AD 02-07 (01/30/02) AD 02-05 (04/17/03) AD 02-04 (04/17/03) AD 02-03 (05/12/03) AD 02-02 (04/17/03) AD 01-34 (05/12/03) AD01-33 (8/21/01) AD01-29 (7/26/01) AD01-28 (6/27/01) AD01-27 (6/22/01) http://www.3 Chapter 21. Adds guidelines relating to the adjudication of applications pertaining to students and exchange visitors.1 on joint petitions and waiver applications for removal of conditions pursuant to the marriage fraud amendments of 1986 Updates discussion of L-1 nonimmigrants to reflect change in law allowing blanket L-1 beneficiaries to qualify with as little as 6 months experience in the previous 3 years. Chapter 10.S.5 . Rescission of adjustment to lawful permanent resident status.uscis.7 . and Appendix 55-3 . Processes and Procedures for Conducting Naturalization Interviews.3(b) .Redacted Public Version AD 02-21 (04/17/03) Chapter 34 Chapter 30. 72.14 Appendix 81-3 Appendix 81-1 Page 28 of 30 Adds guidance on the adjudication of applications for benefits under certain employment authorized nonimmigrant classifications (E.9 . and Appendix 30-1 Chapter 21. I & R) Explains the bar on applicants for change from B to F-1 or M-1 attending school prior to approval of the application. Appendix 21-3 Chapter 72. Updates the AFM Table of Contents.2 .
1 . 10-2. Appendix 43-1 Appendix 33-1 Appendices 31-2 .6 . Appendix 41-1 .uscis. Appendices 10-1. Chapter 83. 14 & 15 .8 Chapter 14.20 Chapter 20 Chapter 11. and Appendix 15-2 Appendix 21-1 Chapter 30 . Appendix 41-3 . Chapter 32 . Chapters 3 . vaccination requirements. Appendix 31-4 Chapter 23 Chapter 3.Redacted Public Version AD01-26 (6/11/01) AD01-25 (6/7/01) AD01-24 (5/22/01) AD 01-23 (03/20/03) AD 01-21 (03/20/03) AD01-19 (06/05/01) Chapters 10. 73-3 .4 . and 73-4 Chapter 23. 10 .Adjudicator's Field Manual . Appendix 11-1 .gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . waivers of medical grounds of inadmissibility. and Appendix 41-4 . 4 .3 . 23-4 and 33-1 Chapter 43 . 732 . 312a & 31-3 Appendix 31-1 Page 29 of 30 Provides instructions for preparing denial orders and appellate case records Describes procedures for obtaining a report from the Library of Congress Provides a list of internet websites useful for doing adjudicative research Adds a new chapter relating to Applications for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant Adds a chapter to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual concerning Approval Stamps. and Interview Policies and Procedures Adds information about States recognizing common law marriages General information on nonimmigrants and information on the adjudication of temporary worker petitions.3 . Chapter 41. and Chapter 15. AD01-02 (12/8/00) Miscellaneous Updates Adds a new chapter on the adjudication of Applications for Consent to Reapply for Admission After Deportation or Removal List of Organizations Which Provide Consultations for O and P Petitions H-1B SOP Documents List of Occupational Categories for H. Adds discussion of general immigrant issues pertaining to Adjudications Program Updates AFM discussions concerning Submission of Supporting Documents. Consideration of Evidence.7 . and designation of civil surgeons and revocation of such designation.1 . Appendix 41-2 .6(e) Appendix 10-1 Chapter 12 Appendices 73-1 . Appendix 10-5 . Chapter 15. 10. Chapter 31 . Chapter 33 . Adds several new subchapters on the adjudication of Applications for Adjustment of Status Miscellaneous AFM Update Codes for Pubic Copies of Decisions Miscellaneous Updates (Attorneys and Other Representatives) Naturalization Instruction Guides AD 01-18 (04/17/03) AD01-16 (4/18/01) AD01-15 (10/11/01) AD 01-14 (06-06-03) AD01-11 (03/08/01) AD01-10 (01/25/01) AD01-05 (12/08/00) AD01-04 (12/08/00) AD 01-03 (10/17/02) Adds guidance concerning medical examinations. Chapter 41. J and L Nonimmigrants AD 01-01 (04/17/03) AD00-24 (09/25/00) AD00-23 (09/18/00) AD00-22 (09/18/00) http://www.10 Appendix 14-1 Chapter 42 Chapter 10. 11 .4 .
Adjudicator's Field Manual .6 National Interest Waivers for Second Preference Employment-Based Immigrant Physicians Serving in Medically Underserved Areas or at Veterans Affairs Facilities Clarifies issues relating to the automatic revocation of visa petitions upon the death of the petitioner.12 Adds Chapter 10.5(g)(1)(C) AD99-09 AD99-08 AD99-06 AD99-04 AD99-03 AD99-02 AD99-01 Chapter 23. Visa Cable Formats Position Descriptions for Various Adjudications positions Designated Civil Surgeons List .S.gov/propub/DocView/afmid/1 10/20/2008 . 2000) AD00-08 AD 00-07 AD 00-06 Adds Chapter 30.uscis.5(b) & 32.Eastern Region Designated Civil Surgeons List .Form I-829 Adjudication AD 00-05 (05/14/04) Chapter 21.9 Adds Chapter 2 Fee Waivers Customer Service NQP4 Procedures Appendices (July 12. Appendix 23-1E and Appendix 23-1W Page 30 of 30 Guidance on the Treatment of Certain International Accounting Firms AD00-13 AD00-11 AD00-10 AD00-09 Revises the Adjudicator’s Field Manual Table of Contents. Advance parole: alien outside the U.Western Region Educational and Experience Requirements for Employment-Based Second Preference (EB-2) Immigrants (March 20. and the effect of the Family Sponsor Immigration Act. revises section (f) (3). L. at time of request Removal Conditions for Section 203(b)(5) Immigrants Frequently Asked Questions about Form I-829 Model Notice to Appear Model Notice of Automatic Termination of Conditional Residence of Immigrant Investor Based Upon Failure to Properly File Form I-829 Petition Points of Contact for EB-5 Cases ( Appendix 25-1 ) ( Appendix 25-2 ) ( Appendix 25-3 ) ( Appendix 25-4 ) http://www. Removes and reserves Appendix 72-9 Appendix 10-4 Appendices 4-1 thru 414 Appendix 23-1C . 1999) HRIFA Adjustment Procedures (Pub. 105-277) Adjustment of Status under NACARA.2 Adds Chapter 17 and Appendix 17-1 Adds Appendix 71-4 .Redacted Public Version AD00-17 (08/10/00) AD00-14 (03/01/00) Chapters 2. the discretionary authority not to revoke the petition.Central Region Designated Civil Surgeons List . Adjudication of Advance Parole Requests Filed by NACARA section 202 Dependents Immigrant Investor Petitions . Adds Appendix 15-1 .1(d) Chapter 22.
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