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Agency Memos, Cables, Letters & Guidance

2012 - 2011 | 2006 - 1996

  • SSA POMS on Refugee Evidence for an SSN(652 KB - 8/21/2014)
    SSA POMS announcing that effective 8/3/14, SSA discontinued the use of the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System fax process for verifying refugee status for Enumeration purposes and provides a workaround for when the SAVE initial verification response does not verify refugee status.
    AILA Doc. No. 14082144.
  • SSA POMS Update on Validity of Same-Sex Marriages Celebrated in Foreign Jurisdictions(552 KB - 12/20/2013)
    SSA POMS GN 0021.006 was added to provide instructions for obtaining a legal opinion on the validity of same-sex marriages celebrated in foreign jurisdictions, including examples for when to request a legal opinion.
    AILA Doc. No. 13122050.
  • IRS Warning of Fake Form W-8BEN(508 KB - 10/3/2013)
    IRS warning that fraudsters have targeted non-residents of the U.S. and used the W-8BEN format to acquire personal details and information that is not asked for on the legitimate IRS form. Warning includes tips for what to do if a scam form is received.
    AILA Doc. No. 13100305.
  • SSA POMS on Alien Evidence for an SSN(504 KB - 7/31/2013)
    SSA’s RM 10211 TN 23 updates Social Security’s alien evidence policy resulting from DHS’s stopping its practice of placing an admission stamp on the Form I-20 and DS-2019.
    AILA Doc. No. 13073142.
  • SSA POMS on Employment Authorization for Non-Immigrants(4867 KB - 7/5/2013)
    SSA’s RM 10211.420, dated 7/5/13, updates policies for non-immigrant employment authorization, including evidence proving a non-immigrant’s employment authorization, validity periods, automatic EAD extensions, and policies for employment authorization by class of admission.
    AILA Doc. No. 13101142.
  • SSA POMS Updates List of Acceptable Identity Documents(790 KB - 4/26/2013)
    SSA’s RM 10210 TN 16 revises RM 10210.420 and updates the list of acceptable alien identity documents for SSN, adding “admission stamp in unexpired foreign passport” to the list of acceptable primary evidence. Effective 4/30/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042650.
  • SSA POMS Eliminates 10-Day Hold Policy for Most DHS Evidence(585 KB - 4/26/2013)
    SSA’s RM 10213 TN 3 revises RM 10213.305 to eliminate the 10-day hold policy for all DHS evidence except for Form N-550/N-570 and Form N-560/N-561, as DHS will update SAVE immediately in most cases. Effective 4/30/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042646.
  • SSA POMS Update on Acceptable Evidence of Nonimmigrant Status for SSN(813 KB - 4/26/2013)
    SSA’s RM 10211 TN 21 revises RM 10211.135 to include new types of nonimmigrant evidence including a CBP I-94 website printout, and revises RM 10211.140 to add instructions on entering the “admission stamp in unexpired foreign passport” to SSNAP. Effective 4/30/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042645.
  • SSA POMS Update on Acceptable Evidence of Parole Status(584 KB - 4/26/2013)
    SSA’s RM 10211 TN 20 revising RM 10211.195 indicating that a parole stamp in an unexpired foreign passport is acceptable evidence of parole status for a SSN. Effective 4/30/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042643.
  • SSA POMS on Verifying Asylee Status Through EOIR(595 KB - 2/25/2013)
    SSA’s RM 10211.213 providing instructions on verifying asylee status through EOIR if the SAVE initial verification response does not verify asylee status. Steps to request verification through EOIR should be taken immediately.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022563.
  • SSA POMS on Employment Authorization for Nonimmigrants(729 KB - 2/25/2013)
    SSA’s RM 10211.420 provides guidance on nonimmigrant employment authorization, including evidence for proving authorization, validity periods, automatic EAD extensions, policy for employment authorization by class of admission, and more.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022550.
  • SSA POMS on Evidence of Asylee Status When Form I-94 is Submitted(533 KB - 2/25/2013)
    SSA’s RM 10211.207 provides a description of Form I-94 issued to asylees, instructions of verifying asylee status through SAVE using Form I-94, and what to do with SAVE cannot verify asylee status.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022549.
  • SSA POMS on Evidence of Asylee Status for SSA Card(532 KB - 2/25/2013)
    SSA’s RM 10211.205 provides guidance on the evidence requirements for asylees and asylee applicants.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022548.
 
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