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I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

Purpose of Form

Use Form I-824 to request further action on a previously approved application or petition.

Number of Pages

Form 3; Instructions 5.

Edition Date

09/30/13. No previous editions accepted.

Where to File

For applicants filing with USCIS:

  • File this form with a USCIS Lockbox facility.  See chart of filing locations.
  • Important filing tips, as well as additional information on fees and customer service, are listed on our Lockbox Filing Tips webpage.
  • If you are filing form I-824 with another USCIS form, mail your applications according to the filing instructions of the other form.
  • Note:  USCIS will not process Form I-824 if your petition or application has been denied or has not yet been approved.
  • This form must not be used to verify the status of a pending petition or application.
  • E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I-824 has been accepted at a USCIS Lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the first page of your application. Form G-1145 can be downloaded through the link above.

For applicants filing with CBP:

  • Please file this benefit request at a designated CBP land border port-of-entry or a CBP preclearance office listed on www.cbp.gov or mail to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Admissibility Review Office at the address specified on www.cbp.gov.

Filing Fee

$405

Special Instructions

Be sure to fill in your receipt number on Form I-824, in Part 3, Additional Information, question 1.

This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-824

Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/25/2013