I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition
Use this form to request additional action on a previously approved application or petition.
We will not process your Form I-824 if your petition or application is still pending or has been denied.
12/02/21. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.
If you complete and print this form to mail it in, make sure that the form edition date and page numbers are visible at the bottom of all pages and that all pages are from the same edition of the form. If any of the form’s pages are missing or are from a different edition of the form, we may reject your form.
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See our Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition page for information on where to mail your application. Applications that are not submitted to the appropriate direct filing address may experience processing delays.
There is no fee to file Form I-824 for Afghan special immigrants with lawful permanent resident status who check the box in Part 2, Item 1.c., "USCIS to notify a U.S. Consulate through the NVC about my adjustment of status to permanent resident in the United States."
You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check or 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.
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. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.
Pay each filing fee separately. We are transitioning to electronically processing immigration benefit requests, which requires us to use multiple systems to process your package. Because of this, you must pay each filing fee separately for any form you submit. We may reject your entire package if you submit a single, combined payment for multiple forms.
Filing Tips for Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition
Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:
- Part 3 – Other Information
- Receipt Number (on Form I-797, Notice of Action)
Filing Tips: Go to our Tips for Filing Forms by Mail page for information on how to help ensure we will accept your application.
Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.
E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or text message that we have 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.