As you know, receiving a notice of intent to deny will impede your progress. I understand how hard and difficult this process is for many of you, so today we’re here to discuss how to respond to a NOID. So in this video, we will talk about why you received a NOID and what to do if you receive it so that you don’t experience a denial from USCIS. A NOID is a notice of intent to deny your immigration petition, which can cause distressing consequences to you if you don’t respond correctly and provide the supporting documents required.
A Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) is a letter that an applicant or petitioner receives from USCIS informing them that the government intends to deny the application after reviewing it. The government will provide the applicant with a short window of time to respond. Responding to a NOID successfully will require providing additional documentation or conducting additional research to demonstrate why the application or petition should not be denied. Your NOID response will most likely be your final opportunity to persuade the USCIS adjudicator of your eligibility for that application.
The most common reason applicants may receive a NOID, for example let’s take a look at a family-based green card, is a lack of bona fide marriage evidence. For example, you and your spouse may have submitted all sorts of great paperwork confirming the legitimacy of your marriage but, at the interview, were unable to answer basic questions about each other such as, what side of the bed does your spouse sleep on, does your spouse snore, does your spouse drink coffee/tea in the morning.
Some individuals may confuse a Notice of Intent to Deny with an RFE. The difference is that an RFE informs you that USCIS cannot review your petition or application and wants you to supply additional information. A NOID is more serious and notifies you that the USCIS may refuse your petition or application in its current form.
Receiving a NOID does not guarantee a complete denial; instead, you must carefully read the requirements requested by USCIS and provide all necessary evidence within the time frame specified in the notification. A Notice of Intent to Deny can be successfully refuted, particularly if you have an experienced immigration lawyer on your side to assist you in responding to the NOID.
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