Did you recently receive an RFE from USCIS? Are you unsure what to do next? It can be deeply frustrating and even a bit scary to receive an RFE. The good news, however, is that it’s not a denial. In fact, it’s just them asking for more information, documentation, and the like. To receive one of these is to know that no final decision has yet been reached, and there’s still time to influence the USCIS on your behalf. A USCIS REF response lawyer from the Rijal Law Firm can help in a variety of ways.
The First Few Steps
With an RFE, you do have some time to respond, but you don’t want to wait too long. Typically, the USCIS will give you about one to three months (30 to 90 days) to respond. That said, you need to make certain of how long you have and get your information in time if not ahead of time. Remember: you only get one shot at this. But don’t send in your response until you have everything together.
How a USCIS RFE Response Lawyer Can Help
For starters, we can help you to have all of the documentation you need before you send in your response. Now, optimistically, maybe your RFE is only asking for a simple document, something that you may just have found. There are folks who are only asked for their birth certificate or something. If that’s all the USCIS asks for, then you may not need an attorney. But, if you’re like the majority of folks who get an RFE, they’re going to want many other forms of documentation and so forth. If you have any questions about these forms or would like any help, it’s imperative that you reach out to an experienced attorney.
The moment your RFE is sent to you, the USCIS tends to stop working on your petition. But, they’ll kick back into gear once they receive your response. For the most part, they tend to take about two months (60 days) to respond, but it can take longer. However, if it’s been more than three months, we recommend contacting an attorney so that we can figure out exactly what’s going on.
The RFE is just one of the aspects of immigration law we can assist our clients with. The truth is that immigration can be a complicated, complex process, even if you’ve taken care of all of your documentation responsibilities and are highly qualified. To that end, we’re always glad to sit down with people and figure out how we can help them on their immigration journey. For a free consultation with our experts, you can reach us at (855) 997-4525.