If a person is denied an immigration benefit, the applicant can file a motion to reconsider or reopen to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services District Director who denied their application.
Motions to reconsider are based solely on legal grounds and require well-reasoned arguments to establish the denial was based on an incorrect application of the law. Motions to reopen may be filed based on new evidence or changed circumstances. They require documentary evidence and statements of facts.
Those appealing a decision to be reconsidered or reopened must complete and submit Form I290-B, Notice of Appeal or Motion. Your form should be filed with the Administrative Appeals Office.
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