How We Do It
Our approach is to respond to an RFE before we get one! Frequently, after receiving an application, even a thoroughly prepared one, USCIS will send a Request for additional Evidence (RFE). Sometimes it’s just something little, but often it requests basically the entire case be further established, and additional evidence be submitted on every point required to be shown. We re-engineer RFE’s to respond before they are even issued. Recently, we asked colleagues who had received one of the “from the beginning” RFE’s on an L-1A visa for a copy of it (thankfully, we hadn’t received one). We then showed it to our client saying, “This is what we do not want to receive, and so this is what we need to do.” It helped greatly to make clear to the client why we were requesting so many documents (and many needed to be translated). My colleagues were shocked that we got an L-1A for a new office approved in one month after filing with no RFE!
Family-based cases we’ve submitted generally don’t get such substantial RFE’s, though they may still send an RFE on a question specific to that application.
Note, whether business or family-based, we give you custom immigration solutions for your own situation. If an applicant’s status is about to expire, for example, we may need to submit the petition quickly so that it is timely-filed, expecting that we may get an RFE. We examine each specific case for the best approach to it.