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Immigration's Notice Of Intent to Deny By Joey

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Several articles ago, I wrote about Immigration's Request for Evidence, or "RFE", and the importance of accurately and correctly responding to this request in a timely manner. I was not surprised to see that many people benefited from this article because they too had to address an RFE they had received on their individual cases.  An off shoot of this, and a much more serious case situation is immigration's Notice of Intent to Deny or "NOID".  If you have gotten this notice from immigration, you must not only act fast to respond, but you must do so with a detailed and careful response.  The reason why is because, unlike an RFE, which simply asks for initial or additional evidence before immigration proceeds with their case review, a NOID means that immigration has already done their case review and is leaning towards a finding that the applicant is ineligible for the immigrant benefit requested; in other words, they are considering denying your application!

What Is a Notice of Intent to Deny?

A notice of intent to deny or NOID is a formal statement from USCIS that it has considered the evidence in your file and has determined that the applicant is ineligible for the immigrant benefit requested - this could be your spouse's green card, your citizenship application, your parent's immigrant visa, whatever benefit you applied for - immigration is considering denying this application! 

Does Receiving this Notice Mean that My Application will be Denied?

No, not necessarily. That is why it is called a "Notice of Intent", rather than a Final Decision!  Although it is a major setback to get such a notice from immigration, all hope is not lost. But you have to act quickly because many times, you will only have 30 days to respond.  Not only are you hampered by this strict deadline, but your response must be finely crafted to address immigration's reasons for intending to deny your benefit request. Each response should be factual, reasonable, and supported by evidence, etc.  Your response will be your chance to convince immigration that they should not deny your application.  If you can successfully respond to this Notice of Intent to Deny, your application will then be approved.

At the Law Offices of Joseph Chitmongran, we can assist you in responding to your Notice of Intent to Deny. We have helped many clients with their complex NOID cases and can provide you with the assistance you need.  Contact us if you would like us to help you. As always, if you have any questions still left unanswered or you have questions regarding other legal issues, or even if you have comments, please email me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact my office at (818) 846-5639. Also, be sure to checkout our newly designed website at: WWW.JC4LAW.COM, now presented to you in both English and Thai!

Disclaimer: The information contained herein have been prepared for informational purposes only and are not to be considered legal advice unless otherwise specified. If you have a specific question regarding your personal case, please contact the Law Offices of Joseph Chitmongran for a full consultation.