Administrative Appeals

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. 


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Learn more about Non-Precedent Decisions, Adopted Decisions, and Precedent Decisions.
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Practice Manual

Learn more about the rules, procedures, and recommendations for practice before the AAO.
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Processing Times

Learn more about AAO processing times and quarterly completions.
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Decision Data

Learn more about relevant statistics on AAO decisions.