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

Purpose of Form

To notify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that an alien denied permanent residence, temporary residence or a waiver of grounds of excludability under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) is appealing the decision to the Director of USCIS.

Number of Pages

Form 6; Instructions 5.

Edition Date

12/23/16. No previous editions accepted. 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, important filing tips, as well as additional information on fees and customer service, are listed on our Lockbox Filing Tips webpage.

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.

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. The form will be rejected 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

Sign the form in Part 4, Item Number Appellant’s Signature. The fillable version of Form I-694 now includes a “Don’t forget to sign!” message and an arrow pointing to the signature box as a reminder for when you print the completed form for mailing. If there is no signature in Part 4, USCIS will reject the form and return it for correction and re-filing.

Filing Fee

$890, effective 12 a.m. Eastern U.S. time, December 23, 2016

Special Instructions

Note on Filing Fee: This fee must be in the form of a cashier's check or money order payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.

This page can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/i-694

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