K1 Avoiding RFE

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Rejection, RFE, 221(g)

USCIS throughout 2024 has been hitting petitioners with rejection letters, RFE – request for evidence and 221(g) letters as they have been vetting not only K1 Fiance couples but CR1/IR1 Spouse couples, and children applications.


K1 Avoiding RFE seems to be hitting even the best of petitioners who have gone in this things with all of their ducks lined up. We have seen it not only with “do-it-your-selfers” but lately many of our clients.


2024 we have seen a rash of mostly RFE – request for evidence letters sent to petitioners who have done everything totally right from the start, and when they get these letters, it is often times a long list of items that seem to have been a mistake.


Getting an RFE Letter seems to be an excuse or another way for USCIS to slow down the process leaving many couples to wonder if they’ll ever be able to fulfill the list of items.


Many grapple with even trying to understand what is being asked for while government tends to word everything in a red tape fashion, leaving one to wonder how they can overcome this hold up?


If you filed an I-129F for Alien Fiance, then it is vital to file correctly according to your specific requirements in order for your K1 avoiding RFE, leading to lengthier wait times and costing you even more money.


In most cases USCIS always gives the couples up to 60-days to provide the requested evidence before completely closing your case without further processing.


All about USCIS Requests for Evidence (RFEs): What they are, how to avoid them, and what to do if you receive one.


When U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) determines that it needs extra information to decide on your immigration case, it will send you a request for evidence, also called an RFE. USCIS will send it to the mailing address you listed on your application.


In this article, we will explain what a USCIS request for evidence is, how to avoid RFEs, and how to respond to a USCIS RFE if you receive one. It is very important that you respond to the Request for Evidence and provide as much of the requested evidence as possible by the deadline indicated on the notice.


If your RFE requests more than one document, you have to send everything together in one response packet. If you don’t meet the deadline, USCIS will make a decision based on the information and documents it already has, and that often means your application will be denied.


How to Avoid an RFE

The best way to handle a USCIS Request for Evidence is to avoid getting one in the first place. Even though an RFE does not necessarily mean that your application will be denied, it will always result in additional delays.


In most (but not all) cases, RFEs can be avoided with a thoroughly prepared application. In general, RFEs are sent any time the USCIS officer reviewing your application needs more information—but there are a few specific reasons that are especially common:


Missing Initial Evidence

The Sponsoring Spouse Lacks Sufficient Income

Missing Proof of Legal Entry

Missing Document Translations

Missing documents

Wrong documents

Expired documents

Couples photos

Wedding photos

Joint co-mingling bills

Cohabiting proof

Insufficient income

Tax records

W-2 Statements

Checking account statements

Savings Account Statements

Assets supporting proof

Divorce decrees

Death certificate

Annulment certificate

Civil status certificate

National police record

International police record

Incorrect birth certificate

Passport biographic page

Passport visa pages

Passport style photos

Certificate of name change

Documents of other names used

Missing signature

Signature on wrong line

Email documentation

Chat logs

Social network proof

Postal letters

Phone bill records

Trip receipts

Financial support receipts

Parental consent

Marriage broker disclosure

Non-IMBRA proof

Criminal records

Translation sheet

Vaccination records

Check or money order

Proof of citizenship

Proof of name change

Proof of having met

Multiple filer waiver

Lacking a complete five-year residential or employment

Every case is different as some couples may be required to provide more documentation and some Countries make it harder as they lack in providing their citizens with documentation that meets the USCIS standards.


If you are unsure about the requirements or if your particular documentation is correct or incorrect, then you should contact us here at FilAm Immigration Services and allow us to consult you and put your mind at ease.