Archive for the ‘RFE (Request for Evidence)’ Category

Getting a request for evidence (RFE) from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office of the United States Department of Homeland Security sounds pretty scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Allow RapidVisa to help you navigate the RFE.

22Jun2021

Preventing a Request for Evidence (RFE)

How to avoid—and manage—this common challenge in the green card process Overview of the USCIS Request for Evidence Process If you thought you were done with the marriage green card application, receiving a Request for Evidence (or “RFE”) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can be frustrating and even scary. But don’t panic! An […]

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01Jun2021

Top 3 RFEs for the K1 Fiancé Visa in 2021

There are different departments involved with the processing of a non-immigrant K-1 fiance visa. There are different types of requests for evidence (RFE) generally issued by department. Top 3 RFEs at the USCIS Proof that intent to marry was genuine. Proof of meeting in person within two years of filing their petition. Proof that all […]

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27Sep2019

The NVC is Requesting Items I’ve Already Sent Them!

A couple things could be at play here with the National Visa Center stage they’ve switched over to electronic document processing. That means you have to scan and upload the documents now. We’ve had experience with this here at RapidVisa, and if your format is not exactly correct they reject the documents. So you may have to submit them over and over and over.

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13Aug2019

What If I Make a Mistake at My Embassy Interview?

"Is it true that you can be denied if you make mistakes during the interview at the U.S. Embassy in Manila?" Everything comes down to the discretion of the consular officer conducting the interview and asking the questions. If you're filing for a fiance visa, they're really looking to see that you truly intend to […]

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03Jul2019

How Long Should An RFE Take?

Make progress today "How many days after we send them the RFE documents do we receive the NOA2?" First, NOA2 is Notice of Action 2, the approval notice. Currently, it's usually about two to three weeks after submitting the requested documents along with the original RFE letter they're issuing the approval notice. This is just […]

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06Mar2019

What’s the Purpose of Administrative Processing?

I'm from Pakistan. After the interview at the Embassy, my case went into administrative processing for three months. What is really the purpose of the administrative process and why is it taking so long? Administrative processing is a way for the consular officer to say that they do not have enough information available or enough […]

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16Jan2019

I got a 221(g)! My Case Is In Administrative Processing

We are seeing this scenario a lot right now, especially from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa. This one is from Colombia. We don’t see it so much there. But you did mention tax documents. We are seeing more RFEs, Requests for Evidence, for income than we’ve ever seen before.

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14Dec2018

Expect an RFE – Even If You Included It In Your Petition!

We wanted to alert all of our customers to be prepared to receive potential RFEs, or requests for evidence, even when everything in your petition is perfect. We have had numerous reports of customers receiving RFEs for items that were confirmed to have been included in their petitions, but the USCIS is requesting them anyways.

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08Nov2018

Should I Send Originals or Copies of Supporting Evidence to USCIS?

You should never send original supporting evidence to the USCIS, unless they specifically ask for it. Always send a photocopy. The USCIS won’t return you your original supporting documents back either, so be prepared to never see them again if you send those in.

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14Jul2018

New Policy: Trump Admin Will Deny Rather Than Issue RFEs

In a disturbing memo issued by USCIS (PM-602-0163) on July 13, 2018, we were made aware of a new policy which will make it much easier for the Trump Administration to issue denials for legal immigration cases across the board (with the exception of DACA), including fiance visas, spousal visas, green card applications and more.

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