Adopted AAO Decisions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) occasionally “adopts” an Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) non-precedent decision to provide policy guidance for USCIS personnel.

An adopted AAO decision is identified by a unique citation format as well as by a USCIS cover memorandum announcing its designation as an adopted decision.

Current adopted AAO decisions are listed below.

Matter of S- Inc. (PDF, 119 KB), Adopted Decision 2018-02 (AAO Mar. 23, 2018)

Matter of S-P-, Inc. (PDF, 112 KB), Adopted Decision 2018-01 (AAO Mar. 19, 2018)

Matter of V-S-G- Inc. (PDF, 179 KB), Adopted Decision 2017-06 (AAO Nov. 11, 2017)

Matter of G- Inc.  (PDF, 126 KB), Adopted Decision 2017-05 (AAO Nov. 8, 2017)

Matter of A-T- Inc. (PDF, 111 KB), Adopted Decision 2017-04 (AAO May 23, 2017)

Matter of O-A- Inc. (PDF, 95 KB), Adopted Decision 2017-03 (AAO Apr. 17, 2017)

Matter of I- Corp. (PDF, 114 KB), Adopted Decision 2017-02 (AAO Apr. 12, 2017)

Matter of T-O-S-U-  (PDF, 108 KB), Adopted Decision 2017-01 (AAO Jan. 4, 2017)

Matter of R-C-C-S-D- (PDF, 352 KB), Adopted Decision 2016-04 (AAO Oct. 24, 2016)

Matter of L-S-M- (PDF, 117 KB), Adopted Decision 2016-03 (AAO Feb. 23, 2016)

Matter of Z-A- Inc. (PDF, 158 KB), Adopted Decision 2016-02 (AAO Apr. 14, 2016)

Matter of H-V-P- (PDF, 133 KB), Adopted Decision 2016-01 (AAO Feb. 9, 2016)

Matter of Perez Quintanilla (PDF, 174 KB), Adopted Decision 07-0005 (AAO June 7, 2007)

Matter of IT Ascent, Inc. (PDF, 456 KB), Adopted Decision 06-0001 (AAO Sept. 2, 2005)

Previous adopted decisions, now superseded by USCIS policy or by designation of the adopted decision as a precedent decision, are listed below:

Matter of Vazquez  (PDF, 164 KB), Adopted Decision 07-0006 (AAO July 31, 2007), superseded by PM-602-0154 (Nov. 21, 2017)

Matter of Buschini (PDF, 116 KB), Adopted Decision 06-0004 (AAO June 30, 2006), overruled by Matter of Vazquez (PDF, 164 KB), Adopted Decision 07-0006 (AAO July 31, 2007)

Matter of Chawathe (PDF, 428 KB), Adopted Decision 06-0003 (AAO Jan. 11, 2006), superseded by Matter of Chawathe (PDF), 25 I&N Dec. 369 (AAO Oct. 20, 2010)

Matter of Al Wazzan (PDF, 753 KB), Adopted Decision 06-0002 (AAO Jan. 12, 2005), superseded by Matter of Al Wazzan (PDF), 25 I&N Dec. 359 (AAO Oct. 20, 2010)

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