Notice of Appeal of Decision Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act

[I-694, Notice of Appeal of Decision Under Section 210 or 245A]

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Purpose of Form :

This form is used to notify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that an alien denied permanent residence, temporary residence or a waiver of grounds of excludability under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) is appealing the decision to the Director of USCIS.

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Edition Date :

10/26/05. Prior versions acceptable.

Where to File :

Mail this form to the address given on the “Notice of Denial”.

Filing Fee :


Special Instructions :

Note on Filing Fee :

This fee must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.

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Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
OMB No. 1615-0034; Expires 06/30/07
I-694, Notice of Appeal of Decision Under Section 210 or 245A


Filing an Appeal.

This form must be mailed to the address given on the “Notice of Denial” and must be received within 30 days of the date noted on the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) letter of denial. The 30-day period for submitting an appeal begins three days after the notice of denial is mailed. No extensions will be granted.


A brief in support of an appeal is not required, but may be desired. If a brief is to be submitted, it may be provided with this appeal form or received up to 30 calendar days from the date of receipt of the appeal form at the USCIS Service Center.

Oral Argument.

Oral argument before the USCIS Director or an officer designated by the Director may be requested by a letter attached to this notice. The letter must set forth the reasons oral argument is desired in support of or in place of a brief. Oral argument will be denied in any case where the appeal is found to be frivolous, where oral argument will serve no useful purpose, or where written material or representations will appropriately serve the interests of the appellant. If oral argument is granted, it must be held in person. The officer to whom the appeal is taken will designate in writing the time, date and place of the oral argument. Oral argument in any case will be limited to 15 minutes, unless justification and arrangements for additional time are made in advance.


In presenting and prosecuting this appeal, the appellant may, if he or she desires, be represented at no expense to the U.S. Government by counsel or a duly authorized representative.


A fee of $110.00 must be paid for filing this appeal. The fee will not be refunded regardless of the action taken on the appeal. A separate cashier’s check or money order must be submitted for each application. All fees must be submitted in the exact amount. The fee must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order. No cash or personal checks will be accepted. The cashier’s check or money order must be payable to the Department of Homeland Security. Do not use the initials USDHS or DHS.

How to Check If the Fee Is Correct.

The fee on this form is current as of the edition date appearing in the lower right corner of this page. However, because USCIS forms change periodically, you can verify if the fee is correct by following one of the steps below: – Visit our website at and scroll down to “Forms and E-Filing” to check the appropriate fee, or – Review the Fee Schedule included in your form package, if you called us to request the form, or – Telephone our National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 and ask for the fee information.

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Reporting Burden.

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