FAQ Request for Evidence (RFE)

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this category.

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A RFE, or Request for Evidence, is a request for additional documentation in support of your case. This means that the USCIS examiner reviewing your application needs more information before making a final decision. Your case could be denied if you don’t provide what the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asks for. A RFE is one more opportunity to show evidence that you actually do qualify for the requested immigration category. A RFE can be complicated, but working with a good immigration specialist can make the entire process much easier.

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Once the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives the additional documentation, they will start working on your case again. If you have opted for Premium Processing, you should expect the final decision within 15 calendar days. If the petition was filed with standard processing, there is no set timeline, but it usually takes the USCIS 2-5 months to adjudicate the case. Remember, you can track the status of your application using the Case Status Tracking Tool on the USCIS website.