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4 Top Errors When Responding to RFEs Without an Immigration Attorney

4 Top Errors When Responding to RFEs Without an Immigration Attorney

Responding to a Request for Evidence (RFE) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can be daunting, and doing so without an immigration attorney might lead to critical errors. Here are four common mistakes applicants make when handling RFEs on their own:

  1. Basing Arguments on Personal Opinions: RFE responses should be grounded in the law and regulations, not personal beliefs. Including personal opinions can undermine the professionalism and seriousness of your response.

  2. Overlooking Laws and Regulations: Many applicants lack the training to fully understand business immigration laws that apply to their cases. This can lead to responses that do not adequately address legal requirements, diminishing the chances of approval.

  3. Ignoring Specific Requests: RFEs are precise in their requirements. Failing to provide exactly what is requested, or providing unnecessary additional documents, can confuse the reviewing officer and potentially lead to further scrutiny or denial.

  4. Underestimating the Process: Some applicants mistakenly believe that responding to an RFE is straightforward. However, overlooking the complexity of the process can lead to errors that impact not only the current application but also future immigration endeavors.

Handling an RFE effectively requires a thorough understanding of immigration law and procedures, which is why it is highly recommended that you use an experienced immigration attorney. If you are navigating this process on your own and need support, particularly with crafting strong, regulation-based responses, consider seeking professional legal guidance.

If you are preparing to respond to an RFE and require comprehensive and professionally tailored documentation such as an immigration business plan, professional opinion letter, market analysis, impact analysis report, or a personal plan, do not hesitate to contact us. Our expertise in partnering with immigration attorneys to create customized documentation can significantly bolster your response to an RFE, enhancing your chances of a successful outcome. Reach out today to ensure your supporting documentation meets the stringent requirements of immigration procedures.

The information provided in this blog is intended solely for informational purposes. While we strive to offer accurate and up-to-date content, it should not be considered legal advice. Immigration laws and regulations are subject to change, and individual circumstances can vary widely. For personalized guidance and legal advice regarding your specific immigration situation, we strongly recommend consulting with a qualified immigration attorney who can provide you with tailored assistance and ensure compliance with current laws and regulations.

Visa Business Plans is led by Marco Scanu, a certified coach from the University of Miami with a globally-based practice coaching Fortune 1000 company executives, entrepreneurs, as well as professionals in four different continents. Mr. Scanu advises clients on turnaround strategies and crisis management.

Mr. Scanu received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida and an MBA in Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Mr. Scanu was also a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University under the prestigious H. Humphrey Fellowship (Fulbright program) with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and high-growth enterprises.

At present, Mr. Scanu is the managing partner and CEO at Visa Business Plans, a Miami-based boutique consulting firm providing attorneys and investors with business planning services in the areas of U.S. and Canadian immigration, SBA loans, and others.

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