FAQ: USCIS final policy memorandum on signatures under power of attorney

28 Feb, 2018

Global Trend, United States

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a final policy memorandum Feb. 15 that clarifies when a power of attorney may be used in connection with applications or petitions submitted to the agency. In a reversal of its 2016 interim policy memorandum, USCIS will no longer accept an employer’s applications or petitions if they are signed by outside counsel under a power of attorney. BAL has prepared an FAQ and analysis of the memorandum that outlines who will be permitted to sign petitions, when the change will take effect and what options companies will have. The full FAQ is available by completing the form below.

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