Common Issues and Resolutions
When filing Form I-824, applicants may encounter specific issues such as incorrect information on the form, loss or theft of original documents, and experiencing delays or denials. This section provides clear resolutions for these common problems.
Incorrect Information Filed
If an applicant submits Form I-824 with incorrect information, they should promptly notify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to correct the mistake. It’s crucial to provide detailed information about the error and include supporting documentation validating the correct information.
Lost or Stolen Documents
If an approval notice or document related to Form I-824 is lost or stolen, the applicant must use Form I-824 to request a duplicate. Along with the form, the applicant must include:
- The fee is $465.00 US dollars.
- A short explanation of why the duplicate is necessary.
These materials can be mailed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Admissibility Review Office or submitted in person at a designated port of entry.
Delays and Denials
Delays in processing or denials of Form I-824 can occur for various reasons. Applicants should:
- Review their application for completeness and accuracy.
- Check the processing times and ensure that the expected timeframe has passed.
- Contact USCIS or the office where the form was filed to inquire about the delay or reasons for denial.
In the case of a denial, applicants may receive instructions on how to appeal the decision or file a motion to reopen or reconsider the case.