I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

Purpose of Form

To request further action on a previously approved application or petition.

Number of Pages

Form 7; Instructions 9.

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

For applicants filing with USCIS:

  • File this form with the correct USCIS Lockbox facility. Find filing addresses. Exception: If you are filing Form I-824 with another USCIS form, mail your Form I-824 according to the filing instructions of the other form.
  • Read important filing tips, as well as additional information on fees and customer service, at Lockbox Filing Tips.
  • Note: USCIS will not process Form I-824 if your petition or application is still pending or has been denied.
  • This form cannot be used to verify the status of a pending petition or application.
  • E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or text message that a USCIS Lockbox facility has accepted your Form I-824, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and attach it to the first page of your application.

For applicants filing with CBP:

  • File this form at a designated CBP land border port of entry or a CBP preclearance office listed at www.cbp.gov or mail to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Admissibility Review Office, at the address specified on that website.

Filing Tips for Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

Complete all sections of the form. The form will be rejected if these fields are missing:

  • Part 3 – Other Information
    • Receipt Number (on Form I-797, Notice of Action)

Sign the form in Part 4, Item Number 6.a., Applicant’s Signature. The fillable version of Form I-824 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


Special Instructions

To ensure your Form I-824 is accepted for processing:

  • Fill out the form completely and accurately
  • Sign the form
  • Pay the correct filing fee of $465

This page can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/i-824

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