Has your recent petition to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) been denied? If yes, you may be eligible to appeal the decision with the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). In fact, both applicants and petitioners that have submitted applications to receive certain immigration privileges can appeal a denial. The appeal process is typically started by filing a Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal, or Motion, though in certain circumstances this avenue for relief cannot be used.
Form I-290B is used to file an appeal, motion to reconsider, or motion to reopen with the USCIS AAO. When submitting an appeal to the AAO, you are basically requesting that a higher authority review the originally entered decision. The denial notice you received should include information about whether you should use Form I-290B, or a different form to file your appeal. Typically, an appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date that the denial decision was entered, though a shorter period for appeal might be provided in your denial decision. While Form I-290B is the common form used to submit appeals, certain immigration issues cannot be appealed by using this form. Immigration Appeals from the following parties cannot be submitted via Form I-290B:
The experienced immigration attorneys at JRQ & Associates are available to assist with every stage of the immigration process. Whether you’re starting a new application, or appealing an adverse decision, our experienced immigration attorneys can provide all of the legal support, services, and representation that you require. Give JRQ & Associates a call today at 312.561.5062 to discuss your particular situation at a free immigration consultation.