USCIS Links and Downloads
USCIS definitions, policy and adjudications are the basis for deciding on the merit of an E2, L1, EB5, or RFE submission. Because of this, we believe that providing information directly from the source--unabridged--is the most useful resource. Thus, this particular library contains only downloads and links from the USCIS website.
USCIS Visa Information
Visa Frequently Asked Questions
Visa A to Z Index
Find a US Embassy
How to Use Premium Processing
Updated Filing Fees December 26, 2016
USCIS Application and Petition Form Statistics
USCIS Stakeholder Engagements
USCIS Multilingual Resources
USCIS EB5 Visa Resources
The EB5 Investor Classification
EB5 Immigrant Investor Program
EB5 Filing Tips
May 2013 Policy Memorandum
Policy Manual, Volume 6 - Investors
USCIS E2 Visa Resources
USCIS L1 Visa Resources
L1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager
L1B Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge
Update to Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) Program
USCIS Case Decisions
We will be discussing in our blog Administrative Appeals Office decisions that have been rendered on applications in the E2, EB5, L1 categories. They will be in either the non-precedent or precedent categories and the difference between the two is described below.
The Administrative Appeals Office generally issues non-precedent decisions that apply existing law and policy to the facts of an individual case. Non-precedent decisions are binding on the parties involved in the case, but do not create or modify USCIS policy or practice. The Administrative Appeals Office does not announce new interpretations of law or establish agency policy through non-precedent decisions. As a result, non-precedent decisions do not provide a basis for applying new or alternative interpretations of law or policy.
The Secretary of DHS may, with the Attorney General’s approval, designate AAO decisions to serve as precedents in all future proceedings involving the same issue(s). These precedent decisions, except as modified or overruled by later precedent decisions or statutory or regulatory changes, are binding on all DHS employees. AAO precedent decisions may announce a new legal interpretation or agency policy, or may reinforce an existing law or policy by demonstrating how it applies to a unique set of facts.