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Why Is My RFE Asking for the Same Documents Again?

Why Is My RFE Asking for the Same Documents Again?

When you receive a Request for Evidence (RFE) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asking for documents you've already submitted, it can be frustrating. This scenario is more common than you might think due to the human element involved in reviewing these requests. RFEs are processed manually, often under tight deadlines, which can lead to errors.

Common RFE Errors and the Role of Immigration Attorneys

Immigration attorneys play a crucial role in addressing these errors. In their response, attorneys typically re-submit the requested documents with a cover letter noting that these documents were previously submitted. This approach confirms compliance while building a strong administrative record.

Moreover, attorneys are invaluable when RFEs contain more complex errors, such as references to inapplicable visa requirements or incorrect case information. These mistakes may be challenging for the beneficiary to recognize but are readily identified by experienced lawyers. Addressing these errors precisely and effectively can significantly influence the outcome of the case.

Why Professional Guidance Is Essential

Given the potential for such errors and the complexity of immigration processes, having a qualified immigration attorney handle your RFE is strongly advised. They ensure that your response not only meets the legal requirements but also strategically addresses any inaccuracies or misunderstandings in the original RFE.

If your attorney needs robust support documentation as part of their response to an RFE, look no further than Visa Business Plans. We have supported hundreds of attorneys in securing visas for their clients by crafting solid immigration business plans and other deliverables tailored to meet the specific business challenges raised by RFEs.

If you find yourself in this situation and need expert assistance, reaching out to an experienced immigration attorney is a crucial step. Their expertise can be the key to navigating the RFE successfully and moving your visa application forward.

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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