Chapter 11 - Decision and Post-Adjudication
During adjudication, USCIS may issue a Request for Evidence or Notice of Intent to Deny. USCIS considers any evidence timely submitted in accordance with the notice’s instructions prior to issuing a decision.
If the person meets the eligibility requirements set forth above, the officer approves the petition under the correct classification and USCIS notifies the petitioner of the approval.
If the petitioner fails to establish eligibility for the benefit sought, the officer denies the petition. If the petition is denied, USCIS informs the petitioner of the reasons for denial. The decision must include information about appeal rights and the opportunity to file a motion to reopen or reconsider.
Adjustment of status based on classification as a special immigrant is addressed separately in this Policy Manual.