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Request For Evidence Notice for Form I-140 Immigrant Visa Application

Hi William:

I received a Request For Evidence letter today from USCIS for my Form I-140 National Interest Waiver application. What should I do? and does it mean USCIS will deny my application?


If you receive a Request For Evidence (RFE) notice from USCIS for your Form I-140 immigrant visa application. It does not mean that the USCIS will deny your application certainly, but it only means that the USCIS adjudicator for your case needs additional information from you to make a right decision for your application.

An USCIS adjudicator can deny an immigrant visa application without even issuing a Request For Evidence (RFE) notice. Therefore, if you receive an RFE request from USCIS, it means that you have a chance to provide additional documents to USCIS to correct your deficiency and  convince the adjudicator again to approve your application.

Thus, you need to make sure to reply each request in the RFE notice completely, and submit your response to USCIS before the deadline indicated in the RFE notice. If you do not respond the RFE requests or respond it after the deadline, USCIS may determine that you have abandoned your application and then deny your application.

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