Responding to a Request for Evidence

On Behalf of | Aug 4, 2023 | Immigration

The immigration process can be complex and if an applicant receives a Request for Evidence (RFE), it can cause them to worry. An RFE is issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and it asks the applicant for additional information.

Request process

After an applicant files their immigration application, USCIS may need more information to make a decision. USCIS will issue an RFE, which will explain the documents or evidence that the applicant needs to provide.

The requested information may include proof of financial support, missing personal details or eligibility data. The RFE is issued to allow applicants to fix deficiencies instead of having their application denied.

However, if the application is denied after an RFE, it’s important to review the denial notice. It will list the specific reasons for the denial. In some situations, the applicant may be able to file an appeal. It is helpful to have a professional’s guidance when filing an appeal because of its complexity.

If the applicant cannot appeal, there may be other immigration options that are available. In the meantime; however, it is important for the immigrant to maintain their legal immigration status.

Types of immigration

There are several immigration options an applicant can consider. A visa allows a person to enter and stay in the United States for a period of time.

There are tourist visas, work visas, student visas, family-sponsored visas and others. A green card allows a person to live and work permanently in the United States and is issued through employment, refugee or asylum status, a lottery and in other situations.

There are also citizenship options. These are just some examples of immigration options available. There is help available for those who need guidance through the process.