Tuesday, June 3, 2014

USCIS Started Issuing Lots of RFE For I-485 Applicants

USCIS has started issuing hundreds or thousands of RFE on pending I-485 applications. However this time, the RFE is lot more accurate and does not ask for work authorization of dependents.

Majority of these RFE are for EB2 India applicants and from Texas Service Center. The latest RFE is asking for following document(s):

1. Proof of continuous employment authorization in the U.S. from the date the I-485 application was filed to the date of the RFE.
(2) Latest employment verification letter from the original sponsoring employer or, in cases of AC21 porting to a new employer, from the new employer.
(3) Updated I-693 medical exam form.

1. Continuous Employment: 

USCIS wants proof that applicant who submitted I-485 application either has EAD or valid H1 approval notice. You can send either of these documents (as applicable) to show continuous employment.

2. Employment Verification Letter:

This letter should be in original company letterhead, with current date. It should clearly specify the salary, title and description of employment, minimum education/training required, and date when the employment started (or will begin).

3. I-693 Medical Form:

The I-693 form is generally valid for one year only. However in previous years, USCIS automatically extended the validity of these forms for many years. However they have not updated the policy this year. Hence the I-693 form is valid for one year only. Hence USCIS is requesting applicants to send latest copy of I-693 form.

Conclusion:

Since many of these RFE are for EB2 India applicants, there is a possibility that dates for EB2 India could move forward to 2008 in the July Visa Bulletin.

29 comments:

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    1. This looks like real news from this company....Amazon is this true? And do you also predict this movement?

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    2. eb2 from Jamaica just received rfe

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  2. please it effect to eb3 india also. eb3 india has also big movement. please clear in news too. My Pd is July 2006 eb3 india.

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  3. PD Dec 2003 EB3 India. I had a RFE issued on 4/19/14. Responded to it 5/19/14 for I-693, and employment Verification. Second RFE issue 6/3/14 still waiting to find out what its requesting.

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    1. Mostly for Eval and I-693, Even I got RFE twice requesting same info.

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    2. Do you ignore the second RFE how do you respond to duplicate RFE's?

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  4. my pd june 2006 eb3 india. please let me know. what jump has eb3 india.

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  7. RFE on Pending I-485 I am using EAD for work
    I got This yesterday (6-9-14) My Case EB2 India Priority 2008 Nov (California)

    The last processing action taken on your case


    Receipt Number: LIN***********

    Application Type: I485 , APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS

    Your Case Status: Request for Evidence

    On June 9, 2014, we mailed a notice requesting additional evidence or information in this case I485 APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS. Please follow the instructions on the notice to submit the requested information. This case will be in suspense until we receive the evidence or the opportunity to submit it expires. Once we receive the requested evidence or information and make a decision on the case, you will be notified by mail. If you move while this case is pending, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address or call our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283.

    A request for evidence is made when an application/petition is lacking required documentation/evidence (initial evidence) or the officer needs more documentation/evidence (additional evidence) to determine an applicant's eligibility for the benefit sought. We may send you a request for evidence at any stage of our review. The request will indicate what evidence or information is needed for us to fully evaluate your application or petition. The notice will explain where to send the evidence and will give the deadline for your response. Your application or petition will be held in suspense during that time. If you receive a request for evidence and have questions about what you need to submit, you may call our National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.

    Sincerely,
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

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    1. Can you look at the receipt notice date on the I-485 application when you filed for AOS.

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  8. I an received an rfe for myself and dependent today, eb2 Feb 2009 PD.

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    1. Sorry.. Forgot to add in previous comment..it is in the eb2 India category.

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    2. What was the RFE for?

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    3. My case is very similar. Any update on your case. For me it is showing RFE response review.

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    4. RFE was for medicals,employment letter,proof continuous status. The case status shows RFE response review as well.

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  9. Hi! I applied i485 base on employment September 13,2013 and I am under additional review. my document is nothing wrong and I sent them everything what they wanted. I requested service and I got message I would have some response within 30days. However, I have not gotten any response. I have kept my H-1b. could you give me some ideas

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  10. would you check my case Src1390418019. Uscis have not asked me any additional documents and i am just waiting for 10months

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  11. I received RFE for both me and my wife. I am the primary applicant. But they ask my wife for letter of employment too. How do I respond to this?? Thanks.

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  12. All those who are receiving RFE for your I-485 applications (especially EB2 India applicants due to recent movement) please understand that RFE is not issued PURELY based on priority date but the important factor is your receipt date on your application.

    Example: PD 2008 applicant who filed in 2013 may not receive an RFE yet but PD 2009 applicant who filed in 2012 receives RFE.

    Reason: USCIS looks at the application packet based on Receipt date for those applicants whose priority date is/ will be current.

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    1. Thats not the case. I have been tracking 100s of RFEs in trackitt. This pattern is not true. There is no pattern. It's random. Unfathomable.

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  13. my case is with Nebraska Service Center and I got the RFE for the EVL/AC21 and medical. My old lawyer sent me the scanned copy of the RFE. Can some body let me know which address the RFE is to be replied to ? I will appreciate your help in this regard

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  14. I received a similar RFE sometime back. I am EB3 India PD around Dec 2003. I am dependent on my spouse though she got her GC before the EB3 regression. So do I need to send just the 693 or employment info as well? If employment info then for me or my spouse (primary applicant)?

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    1. If you are sending the package via U.S. Postal Service, you can send the package to:

      U.S. Department of Homeland Security
      P.O. Box 82521
      Lincoln, NE 68501-2521

      Or if you decide to send the package via FedEx or UPS please send it to:

      USCIS
      Nebraska Service Center
      850 S. Street
      Lincoln, NE 68508

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  15. Anyone with EB2 PD of dec 2009 got rfe?

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  16. I got a text and email from USCIS and when I checked the status this is what it showed. I filed on EB3 2006. So far haven't received any mail. I took an appointment for Tuesday on Infopass to see what my position is?

    Request for Evidence

    On August 28, 2014, we mailed a notice requesting additional evidence or information in this case I485 APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS. Please follow the instructions on the notice to submit the requested information. This case will be in suspense until we receive the evidence or the opportunity to submit it expires. Once we receive the requested evidence or information and make a decision on the case, you will be notified by mail. If you move while this case is pending, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address or call our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283.

    A request for evidence is made when an application/petition is lacking required documentation/evidence (initial evidence) or the officer needs more documentation/evidence (additional evidence) to determine an applicant's eligibility for the benefit sought. We may send you a request for evidence at any stage of our review. The request will indicate what evidence or information is needed for us to fully evaluate your application or petition. The notice will explain where to send the evidence and will give the deadline for your response. Your application or petition will be held in suspense during that time. If you receive a request for evidence and have questions about what you need to submit, you may call our National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283

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