Dedicated To Your Success In The Immigration Appeals Process
Receiving a denial on an immigration application can be heartbreaking. However, you still have a chance to appeal the decision or file a motion to reopen and move forward. At Consumer Law Group, our immigration attorneys dedicate their careers to guiding clients through the immigration process.
Out of our offices in Chicago, Berwyn, Aurora and Wheeling, our Illinois firm helps clients nationwide to successfully resolve their immigration matters. Our lawyers can guide you through the appeals process to ensure no details are missed. With experience appealing to both the Administrative Appeals Office and motions to reopen with the USCIS, you can trust us to provide knowledgeable representation based on real experience.
Can You Appeal Any USCIS Decision?
When USCIS denies an application, you can appeal the decision to the AAO. While you cannot appeal every decision, 50 types of applications and petitions are eligible for appeal, including:
- K-1 visas
- EB-5 immigrant investor petitions
- Employed-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas
- T visa applications
- U visa petitions
- Naturalization and citizenship applications
However, you may not appeal a rejection of an immigrant benefit request. Our immigration attorneys will review your case, determine if an appeal is an option, and guide you through the next steps.
How Long Do You Have To Appeal An Immigration Decision?
You must file an appeal within 330 days of receiving a denial notice from USCIS’s decision on your petition or application. You must contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to submit your appeal within the time constraints. We will ensure that there are no mistakes in your appeal, so you have the best chance of success.
Which Types Of Cases Does The Administrative Appeals Office Handle?
The AAO reviews over 50 different types of appeal petitions. Most commonly, the AAO reviews petitions related to temporary protected status, fiancé petitions, orphan petitions, readmission after deportation, status adjustment applications and Immigration and Customs Enforcement determinations.
Which Types Of Cases Does The Board Of Immigration Appeals Handle?
The BIA handles decisions that immigration judges make. These cases are often more serious and include removal and deportation asylum, bond denial, exclusion orders and motions to reopen and reconsider.
What Are The Basic Steps To The Immigration Appeals Process?
The appeals, or motion to reopen process can be overwhelming if you are unfamiliar with the forms and steps you must complete. The first step in the appeals process is to present a written statement and a form including your arguments and the reason for the appeal. You must also pay a filing fee unless you can get a waiver. It is crucial that you work with an experienced attorney throughout the process. Missing any information can cause another denial.
You Don’t Have Time To Waste!
If you received a denial on your immigration application or petition, you have no time to waste. Waiting to act can have devastating results. Contact us now to schedule a consultation and get started on your appeal. Call us at 312-766-7777 or fill out our online contact form. We offer virtual consultations in both English and Spanish for your convenience.