USCIS Issues Policy Guidance on Submission of Benefit Requests

USCIS issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding submission of benefit requests to USCIS. This guidance updates and replaces existing guidance found in Chapter 10.1 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM), as well as the AFM’s related appendices and related policy memoranda. The closing date for comments has been extended to April 6, 2020.

Policy Highlights:

  • Explains signature validity, including circumstances in which others may sign on behalf of the benefit requestor.
  • Explains proper submission and acceptance of benefit requests with USCIS, including traditional and electronic methods of submission and general acceptance criteria.
  • Clarifies that USCIS rejects benefit requests that do not meet certain minimum requirements at the time of filing

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20030536.

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