I-694, Notice of Appeal of Decision Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act

Use this form to notify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that a foreign national who was denied permanent residence, temporary residence or a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) is appealing the decision to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office.

Number of Pages

Form 6; instructions 5.

Edition Date

05/16/18.  You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

Mail this form to the address given on the Notice of Denial.

If you are filing at a Lockbox, read helpful information on our filing tips webpage.

Filing Tips for Form I-694, Notice of Appeal of Decision Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act

Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:

  • Part 1. Information About You (Appellant)
    • Family Name
    • U.S. Mailing Address
  • Part 2. Application Information
    • Number 1, Application Type
    • Number 2, Receipt Number
  • Part 3. Reason for Appeal
    • Written Brief

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

Filing Fee

$890.

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: As of Feb. 25, you will no longer be able to 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

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I-694 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.

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