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Do you need to pay green card application fees again if your application is rejected?

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can waive the fee for an appeal or motion for a denied application if they were able to waive the original green card application fee according to USCIS.gov. An appeal or motion must be filed by the visa petitioner and not the beneficiary.

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The denial notice advises if a decision may be appealed and where. Even if an application is not eligible for appeal, the petitioner can frequently still file a motion to reopen or to reconsider the application says USCIS.gov.

Most appeals and motions to reopen or reconsider are resolved within six months, although there are times the review process may take longer, according to USCIS.gov as of July 2015.

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