U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated policy memorandum (PM) that provides guidance to USCIS adjudicators regarding their discretion to deny a visa petition application, petition, or request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) when the required initial evidence has not been submitted or the submitted evidence of record fails to establish the requested class of eligibility. This updated guidance will be effective