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.
Do not use this form to appeal a Department of State overseas consular officer¿s denial of your visa application (i.e. DS-156, DS-156E, DS-156K, DS-157, DS-117, DS-230, or DS-260). For information about visa application denials, please reference the Department of State website.
Number of Pages :
Form 2; Instructions 5.
Edition Date :
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.
Complete the entire form, particularly these required fields:
Part 1, Family Name or Company/Organization Name
Information About the Appeal or Motion
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.