I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion

Download Instructions for Form I-290B

Download Form I-290B

Purpose of Form :

To notify USCIS that you are filing a motion to reopen or reconsider a USCIS decision or you are appealing an adverse decision regarding your case.

Number of Pages :

Form 2; Instructions 4.

Edition Date :

03/14/11; (11/23/10; 04/21/10; 02/10/09; 03/04/08 editions also accepted)

Where to File :

File this form with the USCIS office that made the unfavorable decision.

Applicants under the Northwestern Immigrants Rights Project (NWIRP) settlement:

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries, use the following P.O. Box number:

USCIS – NWIRP
Box 804727
Chicago, IL 60680-4108

For courier/express deliveries, use the following address:

USCIS
Attn:  NWIRP
131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

You must file your Notice of Appeal or Motion at the USCIS Vermont Service Center for unfavorable decisions made on:

1.      A  VAWA (self-petitioning spouse or child of an abusive U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident) related Form I-360 to include work authorization (Form I-765);

2.      Any T Visa related application/petition to include application for T nonimmigrant status (Form I-914/I-914A), application for adjustment of status  (Form I-485), work authorization (Form I-765) or advanced parole (Form I-131); or

3.      Any U Visa related application/petition to include petition for U nonimmigrant status (Form I-918/I-918A), application for adjustment of status (Form I-485), work authorization (Form I-765), advanced parole (Form I-131) and petition to request immigration benefits on behalf of a family member who never held U nonimmigrant (Form I-929).

USCIS Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

For all other unfavorable decisions made by a USCIS Service Center, mail to:

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries, use the following address:

USCIS 290B
P.O. Box 21100
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For Express Mail or courier deliveries, use the following address:

USCIS
Attn:  290B
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Applicants filing under the Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement (POSA):

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries, use the following address:

USCIS
P.O. Box 5510
Chicago, IL 60680-5510

For private courier (non-USPS) deliveries, use the following address:

USCIS
Attn: POSA
131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL  60603-5517

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-290B 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.  Form G-1145 can be downloaded through the link above.

Filing Fee :

$630

Special Instructions :

Applicants under the Northwestern Immigrants Rights Project settlement: In order to apply using this Form, applicants must also attach a properly completed NWIRP class membership worksheet which may be found in the Related Links. Other information regarding the NWIRP settlement can also be found in the Related Links.

Special Immigrant Iraqi or Afghan Nationals who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. Government: No fee is required when Form I-290B is filed to appeal a denial of a petition for a special immigrant visa by a Special Immigrant Iraqi or Afghan National who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Applicants under the Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement (POSA): Submit this Form with the appropriate fee or fee waiver in accordance with the filing instructions. Under Part 2, Information about the Appeal or Motion, check box “F”. Write “Perez-Olano Settlement Agreement” in Part 3, Basis for the Appeal or Motion.

The fee will not be refunded, regardless of the action taken in your case.

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