Immigration Law

Matter of O-A-, Inc., Adopted Decision 2017-03 (AAO Apr. 17, 2017)

Matter of O-A-, Inc., Adopted Decision 2017-03 (AAO Apr. 17, 2017)

"Matter of O-A-, Inc. clarifies that USCIS must conduct a case-specific analysis to determine whether, at the time a provisional certificate is issued, a beneficiary has completed all substantive requirements to earn the degree and the university or college has approved the degree. If the provisional certificate does so demonstrate, USCIS will consider the date of the provisional certificate for purposes of calculating post-baccalaureate experience." - USCIS Policy Memo PM-602-0144.

AAO Footnote 1 - "On March 15, 2017, we issued this decision as a non-precedent decision. We have reopened this decision on our own motion under 8 C.F.R. § 103.5(a)(5)(i) for the purpose of making revisions in preparation for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services designating it as an Adopted Decision."