How Do I Appeal The Denial Of My
Petition Or Application?
When an immigration petition or application is denied or revoked by the USCIS,
that decision may, in most cases, be appealed to a higher authority for review.
In immigration proceedings, the appellate review authority is divided between
two separate government agencies: the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) within
the USCIS, and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), under the jurisdiction
of the Executive Office of Immigration Review, United States Department of
If a petition or application is denied or revoked, you should carefully review
the written decision that is issued by the USCIS. The notice will inform you of
the reasons for the decision, notify you of the proper appellate jurisdiction
and the applicable deadlines, and provide you with the correct USCIS form to
file an appeal.
How Do I Appeal?
For more information on the procedures for the two appellate
authorities, please see one of the following:
Appeals Office: How do I Appeal the Denial of My Petition or Application?
Office of Immigration Review - Board of Immigration Appeals Website