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

27Sep2019
The NVC is Requesting Items I’ve Already Sent Them!
The NVC is Requesting Items I've Already Sent Them!

“The National Visa Center keeps asking for the same documents. I submitted all the docs, with the I-130 which is approved. What’s going on at the NVC?” 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 […]

03Jul2019
How Long Should An RFE Take?
How Long Should An RFE Take?

“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 an estimate, and […]

16Jan2019
I got a 221(g)! My Case Is In Administrative Processing
I got a 221(g)! My Case Is In Administrative Processing

My fiance received a 221(g) for two missing tax documents. We sent them the same day and they confirmed that they received it. It has been thirty days now, and the case shows in AP (administrative processing). How long should this take? We are seeing this scenario a lot right now, especially from certain countries […]

14Dec2018
Expect an RFE – Even If You Included It In Your Petition!
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. […]

08Nov2018
Should I Send Originals or Copies of Supporting Evidence to USCIS?

Is a copy of a birth certificate and divorce papers acceptable to USCIS or do I need originals? 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 […]

19Jul2018
Top 3 RFEs for the K1 Fiancé Visa in 2020
Top 3 K1 Fiance Visa RFE

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 […]

14Jul2018
New Policy: Trump Admin Will Deny Rather Than Issue RFEs
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. According to […]

06Jun2018
What is “Extreme Vetting” & How Do I Prepare For It?

New standards are being rolled out that are designed to basically make it harder to immigrate to the US. The process to immigrate has always included a quite extensive vetting process, but these new measures are likely going to make it even harder. This is likely to cause more delays, requests for evidence and denials. […]

03Feb2018
How Do I Marry a US Citizen While on a Student Visa and Legally Stay in the US?

Moving on next question comes from Marlin. “And I’m currently in the United States on a student visa and want to marry my boyfriend a US citizen. What visa do I need and how do I get it?” We get this question quite a bit and first and foremost just let you know a visa […]

10Nov2017
Can a Filipina Get a Divorce in Hong Kong for CENOMAR?
Cenomar can I divorce in Hong Kong

ohn84 from Instagram, “I have a question. Is divorce from another country, example, Hong Kong, valid to use for Filipina in the K1 process whose husband is a Filipino national?” I’m not sure who’s who. Let me read this again. Used for a Filipina in … Okay, so I’m assuming the Filipina is the alien, […]

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