This page provides access to handbooks and manuals that have been approved for release to the public.
- The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Practice Manual describes rules, procedures, and recommendations for appearing before the AAO.
- The M-274, Handbook for Employers, and I-9 Central provide guidance for completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
These handbooks contain the official policies of USCIS and assist immigration officers in rendering decisions. These handbooks are to be followed by USCIS officers in the performance of their duties but do not remove their discretion in making adjudicatory decisions. The handbooks do not create any substantive or procedural rights or benefits that are legally enforceable by any party against the United States, or its agencies or officers or any other person.