I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion

Use this form to file: 

Please visit our When to Use Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion page for the forms that you can appeal or file a motion for using this form.

Do not use this form if you:

  • Are the beneficiary of a petition. Generally, only an applicant or petitioner may file an appeal or motion.
  • Want to file an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Appeals of Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, are under the appellate jurisdiction of the BIA (except for reviews of USCIS “no risk” determinations under the Adam Walsh Act). The BIA also has jurisdiction over appeals of immigrant petitions filed by widow(er)s on Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant. You may file an appeal with the BIA using Form EOIR-29, Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.  
  • Want to appeal a Department of State consular officer’s denial of your U.S. visa application (for example, Forms DS-156, DS-156E, DS-156K, DS-117, DS-157, DS-230, or DS-260). For information about U.S. visa application denials, please visit the Department of State website.

Want to appeal a Special Agricultural Worker or Legalization application. You must file these appeals on Form I-694, Notice of Appeal of Decision, Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Number of Pages

Form 5; instructions 9.

Edition Date

04/10/17. No previous editions accepted. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

File your appeal or motion at the appropriate address listed on our Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion page.

We recommend reading our Tips for Filing Forms with USCIS

Do not file Form I-290B directly with the Administrative Appeals Office. 

Filing Tips for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion

  • Complete all sections of the form that apply to you. We will reject the form if it is the incorrect version, if the fee is incorrect or not paid, or if the following fields are left blank:
    • Part 1 – Information About the Applicant or Petitioner
    • If you are the beneficiary of a revoked Form I-140 with a favorably adjudicated porting request, and USCIS has advised you that you may file an appeal using Form I-290B, provide the information about you in Part 1.
    • Family Name or Complete Name of Business/Organization
      • Mailing Address
    • Part 2 – Information About the Appeal or Motion

Don’t forget to sign your form! We will reject and return any unsigned form.

Filing Fee

$675. You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check.  When filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may also pay 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.

Please note that we will not refund the Form I-290B filing fee or the fee paid for the form you are appealing or filing a motion on, regardless of the action we take in your case.

If you are a special immigrant Iraqi or Afghan national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government:  You do not need to pay a fee when you file Form I-290B to appeal a denial of a petition for a special immigrant visa.

Special Instructions

We will send you an email or text when your form has been accepted if you complete Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the front of the form.

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