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How to Well Prepare the Green Card Petition to Avoid an Request for Evidence?

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I am prepare the US Green Card petition now. How to well prepare the Green Card petition to avoid an Request for Evidence (RFE) notice from USCIS?


A Request for Evidence (RFE) is a common tool used by the USCIS to ask for additional proof, in order to make a decision on your immigration petition case. RFEs are often equesting factual information from either the beneficiary or petitioner. While many RFEs are simple, recently many RFE’s have become more complicated.

Receiving an RFE from the USCIS only means that they need additional information from you before they can reach a decision. Immigration officers at the USCIS will typically send out an RFE once an initial assessment on your application has determined that they don not yet have all of the information they need to make an informed decision. Once an RFE has been issued, you will be given an opportunity to make corrections to any information you have already disclosey. You will be able to provide documents that can further support your case or persuade the reviewing officers to approve your application.

RFEs are usually requested because either the petitioner or beneficiary has not provided sufficient proofs or clarification in their original package. Therefore, preparing a completed and detailed package with your application or answer at the outset is crucial to the success of your case. On the other hand, putting irrelevant and unnecessary information in your application or petition can harm you to receive RFE notice from USCIS.

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