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Headquarters Guidance Documents

Headquarters Guidance Documents

This page contains guidance documents that DHS headquarters components issue to help the public understand how DHS administers its statutory and regulatory authorities. You can find further information about DHS guidance documents, including guidance documents issued by other DHS components, at https://www.dhs.gov/guidance.

  • In general, guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law or as incorporated into a contract.
  • The term "guidance document," as used in Executive Order 13891, is a term of art. This page includes guidance documents as defined in that Executive Order, as well as other types of guidance documents.
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