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If you have received a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) in the mail recently, your first reaction may have been of confusion. The notice can be several pages long and convoluted with governmental jargon. Difficult to interpret or not, a NOID is very important, as it is – put simply – a notification from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that intends to deny your immigration status.
If you have recently received a NOID, you need to contact an immigration attorney as soon as possible. In nearly all cases, NOIDs can be appealed but only if the appeal is filed within 30 days. Waiting another minute might disallow your entry into a country or territory. My friendly team at Foley Law Offices can help you right now.
How do I appeal my NOID?
A NOID can be issued for one of multiple reasons. No matter the importance of your immigration status or visa, submissions must be done in a uniform manner. Missing a single step or not signing just one page of a request can be grounds for a NOID. Within all that text on your notice, the USCIS should have outlined why you were denied the immigration status you had previously requested. Undoubtedly, you will need to supply more information during your appeal.
Some items you may need to submit in a NOID appeal are:
- Missing documents: It is entirely possible that some of your documents went missing after submission, or were never included in the first place. Have an attorney triple-check everything being sent when you place your appeal.
- Specific identifications: Based on your age or profession, you may have needed to provide certain identifications when you first applied for the denied request. Oftentimes, applicants are not even aware that these forms were requested.
- Supporting paperwork: You may want to consider including paperwork of any sort that supports your appeal case, even if it was not requested by the USCIS. Ask an immigration attorney for specific documents you can send.
Act Right Now – Time is Not on Your Side!
Appealing a NOID must be done in a timely manner, usually before the month is out. You must also consider that days could have passed after your NOID was issued but before you even saw it, further shrinking the window during which you can appeal. Gathering up all the missing or requested documents will be a chore, and you may miss any number of items if you don’t quite know what you’re looking for.
If you need to file for an appeal on a Notice of Intent to Deny, retain an experienced immigration lawyer from Foley Law Offices right away.
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