The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) conducts administrative review of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers’ decisions regarding immigration benefit requests in order to promote consistency and accuracy in the interpretation of immigration law and policy. We have appellate jurisdiction over approximately fifty different types of immigration applications and petitions.
Learn more about Non-Precedent Decisions, Adopted Decisions, and Precedent Decisions.
Learn more about the rules, procedures, and recommendations for practice before the AAO.
Learn more about AAO processing times and quarterly completions.
Learn more about relevant statistics on AAO decisions.