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Appealing USCIS Decisions: FAQs (Pt. 1)

When you need to change your immigration status, you will have to deal with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and in many cases, you will have to submit applications, pay fees and potentially even attend interviews. Despite your efforts and investments, however, you may end up getting an unfavorable decision from USCIS. While these situations can be upsetting, frustrating and even disheartening, it’s important for people to remember that appealing USCIS decisions may be an option for them.

In this blog series, we will answer some commonly asked questions about appealing USCIS decisions. While the answers and info provided herein are general, you can easily obtain more specific info and professional advice regarding your immigration case and issues by contacting the Los Angeles immigration attorneys at the Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

Answers to Common Questions about Appealing USCIS Decisions…

Q – I recently received a notice regarding an unfavorable USCIS decision. What can I do about this?

Have you recently received an unfavorable decision from USCIS? If so, check out these FAQs regarding appealing USCIS decisions. Or call us to learn more about your options.

Have you recently received an unfavorable decision from USCIS? If so, check out these FAQs regarding appealing USCIS decisions. Or call us to learn more about your options.

A – If the USCIS has denied your application for some immigration status change, you may be able to appeal this decision. In fact, the notice of denial you received should detail whether or not you can appeal the USCIS decision and, if so, where you should file this appeal. Typically, appealing USCIS decisions will involve filing specific, detailed paperwork with either the:

In the event that a person does NOT have the right to file an appeal, it may still be possible for him to get his case reopened or to file a motion to reconsider the decision.

If you’ve received a denial or some other unfavorable decision from USCIS, contact the Hanlon Law Group, P.C. to find out if you are eligible to file an appeal and, if so, your best options for moving forward and resolving your immigration issues as favorably and efficiently as possible.

Q – Is it possible to get the filing fees for appeals waived?

A – In general, no. USCIS typically does not waive the filing fees for appeals cases. However, per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations (8 CFR 103.7(c)), when the underlying case or immigration application was eligible for a filing fee waiver, the appeal related to that case may also be eligible for waiver.

We will resume these FAQs in a few upcoming installments of this blog series – be sure to look for them!

Los Angeles, California Immigration Lawyers at the Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

Do you need help appealing a USCIS decision or denial? If so, it’s time to contact the Los Angeles immigration attorneys at the Hanlon Law Group, P.C. For more than 15 years, our trusted lawyers have been successfully representing people in various types of immigration cases, including those that involve the most basic immigration applications to those associated with extremely complicated federal court litigation.

Call (626) 765-4641 or (866) 489-7612 or email us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the screen to learn more about how we can help you. From our office in Pasadena, we serve clients throughout the Los Angeles area, across the state of California and from around the world.

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