Did you recently receive a NOID “Notice of Intent to Deny” and want to respond properly? Are you concerned about the possible denial of your immigration application? You’re right to be concerned, yes, but there is no need to panic. A NOID is exactly what the acronym says: it is a notice of intent to deny and not a denial in and of itself. Here at the Rijal Law Firm, we have helped so many to be able to successfully respond to NOID.
What It Means and How You Should Initially Respond
For the most part, if you’re receiving a NOID, it means that USCIS believes that your application did not have sufficient evidence to let your application move forward. Alternatively, it can mean that, as of this specific moment, the immigration officer does not believe that your application will ultimately be accepted. A good way to think about it: there may not be enough evidence right now to approve your application, but, please keep this in mind, there isn’t enough evidence to reject it outright, either. What you should do if you receive one is to reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Why You May Have Received a NOID
If you’re like most of our clients who came to us after they received a NOID, you most likely did not submit sufficient evidence or the evidence that they specifically wanted. It could be that the immigration officer questions some of the documents you presented, etc. Many who apply for a marriage-based green card may have found that they received a NOID because there were questions about a divorce certificate, or they didn’t find enough evidence that the petitioner and the beneficiary cohabitated, or something similar.
How We Can Help with a NOID Notice of Intent to Deny
The good news is that, for whatever reasons the USCIS found your evidence insufficient, they told you specifically why that is. You only have 30 days to respond to a NOID. We can put together a response that provides exactly what the USCIS is asking for. We can do this by completing documentation fully and on time, gathering everything that you need. For example, depending on what you’re applying for, it could be that your documentation needs to be updated or improved (such as your potential business plan for an E-2 visa, etc.)
Professional Immigration Help
Receiving a NOID or an RFE can be disconcerting, but it does not have to be, by any means, the end of your immigration journey. We have been able to help so many who are in the exact position that you are in right now, staring at a NOID and uncertain what to do next. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can respond to your NOID appropriately. For a free case evaluation, we encourage you to message us through our site or give our firm a call.