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EOIR-29, Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of an Immigration Officer

Purpose of Form

Use this form to appeal a USCIS decision on a Form I-130 or Form I-360 (Widow(er) only).

Note: An attorney or an accredited representative of an organization recognized by the BIA must file a separate notice of appearance on behalf of the petitioner (Form EOIR-27) with the EOIR-29.

Do not use this form to appeal a Department of State overseas consular officer's denial of your visa application (i.e. DS-157, DS-230, or DS-260). For information about visa application denials, please reference the Department of State website.

Number of Pages

2 (Form 1; Instructions 1)

Edition Date

January 2015. (October 2013, 2012 and April 2009 editions still accepted).

Where to File

Follow the instructions in the decision letter from USCIS.

If filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility: To receive an email or text message when we accept your form, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the first page.

Filing Fee


Special Instructions

To ensure your form is accepted, make sure you:

  • Properly sign the form.
  • Pay the correct fee of $110.
  • Include a copy of the denial letter you received from USCIS.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/10/2015