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Administrative Decisions

The USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) has jurisdiction over the appeals from decisions on most immigration petitions and applications that are entered by USCIS regional service centers and district offices.

There are numerous types of petitions and applications within the AAO¿s jurisdiction, including employment-based immigration petitions, various waivers, legalization, and temporary protected status applications. The AAO produces appellate decisions that provide fair and legally supportable resolutions of individual applications and petitions for immigration benefits. These decisions provide guidance to applicants, petitioners, practitioners and government officials in the correct interpretation of immigration law, regulations and policy.

The decisions in this collection are published in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader 8 or higher to view them. You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader from the PDF Reader link at the bottom of this page.

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A1 - Certification

A2 - Certification of Cuban Adjustment

A3 - Diplomats

A4 - Indochinese Refugees

A5 - Denial of Adjustment for not Establishing Bona Fide Marriage Exemption

B1 - Revocation of Immigrant Visa

B2 - Aliens with Extraordinary Ability

B3 - Outstanding Professors and Researchers

B4 - Multinational Managers and Executives

B5 - Members of the Professions holding Advanced Degrees or Aliens of Exceptional Ability

B6 - Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers

B7 - Form I-526 and I-829

B8 - Amerasian Children of U.S. Citizens

B9 - Battered Spouse or Child

C1 - Immigrant Religious Workers

C2 - Employee or Former Employee of U.S. Government Abroad

C3 - Former Employee of Panama Canal Company, Canal Zone Government, or U.S. Government in Canal Zone

C4 - Physician

C5 - Employee of an International Organization

C6 - Dependent of Juvenile Court

C7 - Armed Forces

D1 - Revocation of Nonimmigrant Visa Petition Approval

D2 - Temporary Worker in a Specialty Occupation or Fashion Model (H-1B)

D3 - Temporary Worker Performing Agricultural Labor or Services (H-2A)

D4 - Temporary Worker Performing Nonagricultural Labor or Services (H-2B)

D5 - Alien Trainee (H-3)

D6 - Fiancees and Fiances of U.S. Citizen (K-1)

D7 - Intracompany Transferees (L-1A and L-1B)

D8 - Aliens of Extraordinary Ability or Achievement (O-1, O-2, and O-3)

D9 - Artists, Athletes, and Entertainers (P-1, P-2, and P-3)

D10 - International Cultural Exchange Visitor (Q)

D11 - NAFTA Professional (TN)

D12 - Application for T Nonimmigrant Status

D13 - Non-Immigrant Religious Workers

D14 - Application for U Nonimmigrant Status

E1 - Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization

E2 - Applications for Certification of Citizenship

E3 - Application for Replacement of Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship Papers

E4 - Applications for Special Certificates of Naturalization

E5 - Administrative Cancellation of Certificates, Documents, and Records

E6 - Applications for Certificates of Naturalization or Repatriation

E7 - Administrative Revocation of Naturalization

F1 - Petitions for Orphans

F2 - Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petitions

G1 - Breach of Delivery Bond

G2 - Breach of Maintenance of Status Bond

G3 - Breach of Voluntary Departure Bond

H1 - Waiver of Inadmissibility - Medical - 212 (g)

H2 - Waiver of Inadmissibility - Criminal - 212 (h)

H3 - Waiver of Two Year Foreign Residence Requirement - 212 (e)

H4 - Application for Reentry after Removal or Aggravated Felony Conviction - 212(a)(9)(A)(iii), 212(a)(9)(B)(v), 212(d)(3)(A)

H5 - Waiver of Inadmissibility - Misrepresentation - 212 (i)

H6 - Waiver of Inadmissibility - Unlawful Presence - 212 (a)(9)(B)

H7 - Exception - 212(d)

H7 - Waiver of Inadmissibility - Unlawful Presence - 212 (a)(9)(B)

I1 - Application for Issuance of Reentry Permit

I2 - Application for Refugee Travel Document

J1 - Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Students

J2 - Withdrawal of Approval of School

K1 - Request for Participation as Regional Center

K2 - Regional Center Termination

L1 - Legalization Application for Temporary Resident Status

L2 - Legalization Application for Adjustment to Permanent Resident Status

L3 - Legalization Termination of Temporary Resident Status

L4 - Special Agricultural Workers Application for Temporary Residence Status

L5 - Special Agricultural Workers Application for Adjustment to Permanent Resident Status

L6 - Special Agricultural Workers Termination of Temporary Residence Status

L7 - Application for Status of Certain Cuban and Haitian Nationals

L8 - Legalization and Special Agricultural Workers Application for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability

M1 - Application for Temporary Protective Status

M2 - Invalidation of Temporary Labor Certificates Issued by the Governor of Guam

M3 - Adjustment of Status of Certain Resident Aliens to Nonimmigrant Status (A, E, G)

M4 - Application for Authorization to Issue Certification for Health Care Workers