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Chapter 9 - Visa Petitions

9.5 - Visa Revalidation Appeals

(a) Jurisdiction

Certain immigrant petitions are valid for a limited period of time, after which they expire unless revalidated.  8 C.F.R. § 214.2(k)(5).  The Board has appellate jurisdiction over the revalidation of visa petitions that fall within the Board’s jurisdiction.  See Chapter 9.2 (Jurisdiction Generally).  See also 8 C.F.R. § 1003.1(b)(5).

(b) Standing

Only the petitioner, not the beneficiary or a third party, may appeal a visa petition revalidation decision.  Matter of Sano, 19 I&N Dec. 299 (BIA 1985).

(c) Filing the Appeal

Appeals of visa revalidation decisions are filed in the same manner as appeals of visa petition denials.  See Chapter 9.3(c) (Filing the Appeal).

(d) Processing

Revalidation appeals are processed in the same manner as visa petition denials.  See Chapter 9.3(d) (Processing).

(e) Motions

Motions related to revalidation appeals are handled in the same manner as motions for visa petition denials.  See Chapter 9.3(e) (Motions).

(f) Withdrawal of Appeal

Withdrawals of revalidation appeals are handled in the same manner as withdrawals of visa petition appeals.  See Chapter 9.3(f) (Withdrawal of Appeal).