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. 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. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.

Filing at a field office: Effective Nov. 5, 2018, the Los Angeles City and County field offices will not accept money orders or certified checks for applications received through the mail or in-person. They will continue accepting personal, business, and attorney checks; in-person credit cards; and reloadable credit cards at the field offices.

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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