USCIS Policy and Procedural Memoranda on General Non-immigrant Visas

These are memoranda which have been issued by USCIS on this topic. You will need the free Adobe Reader software available here to view these files.

June, 2009

Clarification of evidence required to satisfy the U.S. interest requirement for beneficiaries from countries not listed on the H-2A or H-2B Eligible Countries List (52KB PDF)
Barbara Q Velarde, Chief Service Center Operations

May, 2008

Supplemental Guidance Relating to Processing Forms I-140 Employment-Based Immigrant Petitions and I-129 H-1B Petitions, and Form I-485, Adjustment Applications Affected by the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (…) (138KB PDF)
Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations


March, 2008

New Classification for Victims of Criminal Activity – Eligibility for “U” Nonimmigrant Status; Revisions to Adjudicator’s Field Manual Chapter 39 (AFM Update AD08-12) (917KB PDF)
Michael Aytes, Associate Director Domestic Operations

Adjudicator’s Field Manual Update: Chapter 31: (160KB PDF)
Accepting and Adjudicating H-1B Petitions When a Required License is not Available Due to State Licensing Requirements Mandating Possession of a Valid Immigration Document as Evidence of Employment Authorization