To reduce the likelihood of receiving an I-797E Request for Evidence, applicants should ensure the initial application is comprehensive and free from common errors. This proactive approach can streamline the review process by USCIS.
Ensuring Complete Initial Application
Complete and Accurate Forms: Verify that all forms are thoroughly completed without leaving any fields blank. Use ‘N/A’ or ‘None’ where questions do not apply.
Supporting Documents: Attach all required supporting documents, ensuring they are:
- Current and valid
- Translated to English by a certified translator (if originally in another language)
- Accompanied by a complete index or table of contents for ease of review
Avoiding Common Mistakes
Consistency in Information: Ensure all information is consistent across forms and documents. Discrepancies can lead to delays and requests for additional evidence.
Correct Application Versions: Utilize the most current versions of immigration forms, as outdated versions may not be accepted and can result in an RFE.
By meticulously preparing the initial application and sidestepping common pitfalls, applicants can significantly decrease the chance of an RFE, leading to a more efficient adjudication process.