As you know, receiving a Request for Evidence can slow down your process. So in this video, we will talk about why your case received an RFE, what it means, and how to respond to it so that you don’t experience delay in your immigration process.
Receiving a request for evidence means that you need to provide additional documentation requested by the USCIS officer examining your application which can cause distressing consequences to you if you do not respond correctly.
People may receive an RFE for a variety of reasons. When an application or petition doesn’t have the supporting materials or required evidence to decide whether to grant the requested immigration benefit, USCIS may issue a Request for Evidence.
In the majority of cases, USCIS issues the RFE to give you the chance to reinforce the application with the required supporting materials/legal arguments. If USCIS mails you a Request for Evidence, it means that before they can move forward with your application or petition, they need more documentation from you.
A minor error in the filing may result in the issuance of a request for evidence (for example- you forgot to include one of the necessary documents such as a copy of your ID).
In other situations, a request for evidence may contest your basic eligibility for your request and may call for you to submit a factual or legal analysis to support your claims.
USCIS will inform you of the consequences of failing to submit your RFE response by the deadline in the deadline section. The most common outcome is that USCIS will review your application with the missing information. If this occurs, USCIS will typically deny your application.
The success of your case depends on your ability to accurately and promptly respond to a Request for Evidence.
Therefore, you must answer the Request for Evidence as soon as possible and supply as much of the necessary evidence as available within the specified date on the notification.
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