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

Download Instructions for Form I-824

Download Form I-824

Purpose of Form :

To request a duplicate approval notice, to request an approval notice be sent to another U.S. Consulate, or to request an approval notice be sent to a U.S. Consulate for derivative visas for family members.

Number of Pages :

Form 3; Instructions 5.

Edition Date :

11/23/10; (07/20/10;12/11/09; 09/09/09; 08/25/08 editions also accepted)

Where to File :

File this form with a USCIS Lockbox facility.  See chart of filing locations by clicking on the “Related Link” in the upper right corner of this page. Important filing tips, as well as additional information on fees and customer service, are listed on our Lockbox Filing Tips webpage.

If you are filing form I-824 with another USCIS form, mail your applications according to the filing instructions of the other form.

Note:  USCIS will not process Form I-824 if your petition or application has been denied or has not yet been approved.

This form must not be used to verify the status of a pending petition or application.

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I-824 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 :


Special Instructions :

Be sure to fill in your receipt number on Form I-824, in Part 3, Additional Information, question 1.


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