Note: This interim guidance on evidence standards for EB-1 I-140 petitions was finalized and superseded by final guidance issued December 22, 2010. See USCIS Policy Memorandum PM-602-0005.1.

NAFSA had commented on the interim guidance, focusing its remarks on the E12 outstanding professor and researcher category. NAFSA had also prepared a tool that compared the prior Adjudicators Field Manual guidance on EB-1 evaluations to the August 18, 2010 Interim Policy Memo.

USCIS also sought stakeholder review and comment on a draft RFE (request for evidence) template for I-140 employment-based first preference Alien of Extraordinary Ability petitions (E11). The final date for comments on the draft RFE was September 23, 2010.