A petitioner may submit a Notice of Appeal or Motion (Form I-290B​), with the appropriate filing ​fee or a request for a fee waiver, to file:  
  • An appeal with the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO);​
  • A motion to reconsider a USCIS decision (made by the AAO, a field office, or a service center); or​
  • ​A motion to reopen a USCIS decision (made by the AAO, a field office, or a service center).​​


The petitioner must file the appeal or motion within 30 days of the denial or dismissal, or 33 days if the denial or dismissal decision was sent by mail.​ If the appeal relates to a revocation of an approved ​special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) ​petition, the appeal must be filed within 15 calendar days after service of the decision, or 18 days if the decision was sent by mail.​ There is no exception to the filing period for appeals and motions to reconsider. ​ ​For a motion to reopen, USCIS may excuse the petitioner’s failure to file before this period expires where the petitioner demonstrates that the delay was reasonable and beyond his or her control.​

Lawyers who offer Appeals/Motions to Reopen service

Currently no Lawyer is offering the Appeals/Motions to Reopen service