After you file an appeal, you’ll get a letter that:

  • States that your appeal request was received
  • Provides a description of the appeals process
  • Includes instructions for submitting additional material for consideration, if necessary

While your appeal is being processed

You may get a letter from us asking for more information or documentation, like a copy of a passport. If you send this information to us, we may be able to informally resolve your case fairly quickly.

It's a good idea to save copies of all forms and notices related to your appeal. If needed, you can also request a copy of your appeal record.

In general, we must tell you our decision and mail our response within 90 days of when we received your appeal request.