INS Virtue Any Credible Evidence and Extreme Hardship Memo October 16, 1998 [pdf]

This memo has excellent language on page 7 near on the “any credible evidence” standard and the documentary requirements, and supporting language as to why it is structured that way. Specifically– “Any credible evidence” on page 7 “ Generally primary or secondary evidence must be submitted with an immigrant visa petition. See 8 CFR 204. l. However, that section allows the battered spouse or child self-petitioner to submit “any credible evidence” and does not require that the alien demonstrate the unavailability of primary or secondary evidence.