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

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

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

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

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Edition Date

07/01/19. We will still accept the following editions: March 2018, July 2015, January 2015, October 2013, October 2012, and April 2009

Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.

Where to File

Follow the instructions in the decision letter from USCIS.

Filing Fee

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request.

If you file at a USCIS Lockbox or service center: Pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please note that service centers are not able to process credit card payments. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.

If you file at a field office: You cannot pay fees with a money order or cashier’s check when filing at a field office. You can only pay with a personal check, debit card, credit card, or a reloadable prepaid credit/debit card.

Special Instructions

To ensure your form is accepted, make sure you include a copy of the denial letter you received from USCIS.

If you are filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility and want 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.

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