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  • Writer's pictureJoel Coxander

USCIS RFE Hilarity

I often try to explain to clients that USCIS send Requests for Evidence for documents already submitted and for evidence that doesn't make any sense in the context of the case. We recently got a perfect example. In this RFE, USCIS asked for a copy of the Marriage Certificate in a spousal sponsorship case here in Nashville. USCIS claimed that only the Marriage License was submitted. In fact, both were submitted. There was a cover page for the Marriage Certificate, then the Marriage License, then the Marriage Certificate. Both were included, yet we are being asked to submit the Marriage Certificate again because submitting the Marriage License as well somehow confused the issue. I appreciate that USCIS officers have thousands of cases to review, so things like this can happen. It is the regularity with which it happens that is frustrating.

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