I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion
Purpose of Form
To notify USCIS that you are filing a motion to reopen or reconsider a USCIS decision or you are appealing an adverse decision regarding your case.
Number of Pages
Form 2; Instructions 5.
11/01/12; (Previous editions 03/14/11; 11/23/10; 04/21/10; 02/10/09; 03/04/08 also accepted).
Where to File
The filing address depends on the decision you are appealing. Form I-290B should not be submitted directly to the Administrative Appeals Office.
Note: The filing locations listed in our form instructions are incorrect. Please use the addresses at this link: Filing Addresses for Form I-290B, until we can correct the instructions.
If you are filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility:
To ensure your form is accepted:
Special Immigrant Iraqi or Afghan Nationals who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. Government: No fee is required when Form I-290B is filed to appeal a denial of a petition for a special immigrant visa by a Special Immigrant Iraqi or Afghan National who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Applicants under the Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement (POSA): Submit this Form with the appropriate fee or fee waiver in accordance with the filing instructions. Under Part 2, Information about the Appeal or Motion, check box “F”. Write “Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement” in Part 3, Basis for the Appeal or Motion.
The fee will not be refunded, regardless of the action taken in your case.
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-290b
Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/23/2013