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What is the purpose of Form I-824?

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Last Modified:Friday, November 15, 2013

What is the purpose of Form I-824?

What is the purpose of Form I-824?

The purpose of Form I-824 is to request further action on a previously approved petition or application.

Form I-824 may be filed for the following six reasons:

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

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

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

5.To request that the USCIS 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 request that the USCIS 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.

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