First volume of policy manual released by USCIS

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently announced their move to a new, centralized online manual of immigration policy as of January 7th this year.  The first of the USCIS policy manuals to have been altered is the Citizenship and Naturalization volume, with no less than 11 other volumes still yet to be released, following an agency wide, unprecedented review of the policies of USCIS based on feedback received from customers, employees and stakeholders.

The USCIS Policy Manual includes the code of Federal Regulations, up-to-the-minute updates, an expanded table of contents, links that relate to the Immigration and Naturalization Act and public use forms.  The content has been arranged by the organization into a manner that is easy to understand so that both immigrants and non-immigrants will be able to quickly and efficiently look up information.  The manual also includes charts and tables that relate to the information in a clear, simple way to ensure the understanding of often complex and challenging topics.

“With the introduction of the policy manual, we take a further step to provide our customers, stakeholders and workforce with an efficient and effective adjudication process that provides a high level of quality and consistency,” says the director of USCIS, Alejandro Mayorkas.

USCIS is to start implementing the policies that are outlined by the Citizenship and Naturalization volume on January 22nd this year, with the remainder of the centralized policy manual to follow.