What to Do When You Receive a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) from the USCIS
If you’re applying for a visa or green card in the United States, you may receive a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As the name suggests, a NOID is a formal notice indicating that the USCIS intends to deny your application. However, receiving a NOID isn’t necessarily the end of the road – there are steps you can take to try to overturn the decision.
Here’s what you need to know about responding to a NOID from the USCIS:
Reason for NOIDs:
There are many reasons why the USCIS may issue a NOID. Common reasons include discrepancies or inconsistencies in your application, insufficient evidence to support your petition, or a belief that you may be ineligible for the visa or green card you’re applying for. The USCIS may also issue a NOID if they suspect fraud or misrepresentation on your part.
What to do when you receive a NOID:
Upon receiving a NOID, it’s critical to review it carefully and understand the reasons for the potential denial. You’ll have a set amount of time – usually 30 to 33 days – to respond to the NOID with additional evidence or arguments in support of your application. Your response should address the specific concerns raised in the NOID and provide a clear and convincing case for why your application should be approved.
Tips for Responding to NOIDs:
There are several things you can do to increase your chances of a successful response to a NOID. First, read the notice carefully and make sure you understand the reasons for the potential denial. Gather all of the requested documentation and evidence that you believe supports your case. Be sure to address every concern raised in the NOID and provide a clear explanation of why your application should be approved. Finally, submit your response well before the deadline specified in the NOID, and follow up with the USCIS to confirm receipt of your materials.
Receiving a NOID from the USCIS can be a daunting experience, but it’s not necessarily the end of the line. By taking the right steps – including careful review of the NOID, providing thorough and compelling evidence, and timely submission of your response – you can increase your chances of a successful outcome on your visa or green card petition. However, if you’re unsure about how to proceed, it’s often advised to seek professional legal guidance from an immigration attorney or an accredited representative.