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What is the purpose of Form I-824?

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Last Modified:Monday, July 21, 2014

What is the purpose of Form I-824?


What is the purpose of Form I-824?


The purpose of Form I-824 - according to the USCIS - is to request further action on a previously approved petition or application. Effectively, this form is used to ask the USCIS to do something about an application you submitted aside from what they were already obligated to do.

For example, you may ask the USCIS to do the following things using Form I-824:

1.To send a duplicate of the approval notice originally issued by the Service Center because the original notice was lost, or incorrect information was provided to the Service Center.

2.To notify a U.S. consulate or port of entry of a petition/application approved by the Service Center (when consulate notification was not requested in the original filing).

3.To notify a different U.S consulate or port of entry of a petition/application approved by the Service Center (other than the one listed on the original filing).

4.To notify a U.S. consulate that status (meaning your status) has been adjusted to permanent residence (if the adjustment application was approved by the Service Center).

5.To send an approved immigrant visa petition to the Department of State's National Visa Center (NVC) (if the petitioner originally indicated that the beneficiary would adjust status in the United States but later decides to process the visa abroad).

6.To notify the State Department's National Visa Center of an individual's naturalization (to upgrade an approval family-based petition held at the National Visa Center).

Click here for the Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition.