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I-485 Request for Initial Evidence Was Mailed

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You won't know until you receive the request.

Could be something relatively harmless (missing signature or form, ) or something more serious (proof of bona fide marriage). Every once in a while USCIS makes a error and mistakenly issues an RFE when one isn't need.

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It means they found something in your initial application lacking, or requiring clarification.  You'll have a chance to rectify this.  You will get a letter explaining what they need.  Gather the information.  Make sure you provide everything they ask for and mail it back to them.  After that, processing of your case will resume.


Consulate : Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent : 2018-04-13
I-129F NOA1 :
RFE mailed:
RFE Response Received:



I-129F NOA2 : 2018-11-28
NVC Received : 2018-xx-xx
Date Case # assigned : 2018-xx-xx
NVC Left : 2018-xx-xx
Consulate Received : 2018-xx-xx
Packet 3 Received : 2018-xx-xx
Packet 3 Sent : 201x-xx-xx
Packet 4 Received : 201x-xx-xx
Interview Date : 201x-xx-xx
Interview Result : Pending
Visa Received : 201x-xx-xx
US Entry : 201x-xx-xx

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4 minutes ago, Chrisunknown said:

I checked the uscis website and it now says form I-485  Request for Initial Evidence Was Mailed

What does this actually mean as we thought we included everything in our packet so this is confusing to us


It means you did not submit all of the listed required evidence. You wont know exactly what is being requested until you get the RFE hardcopy in the mail but if you post your cover letters for each form we may be able to help.

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I got the same thing but i got my letter in the mail and it was because i didn't include the joint sponsors birth certificate. not sure if you've included it or not but they could be asking for anything. I'm just annoyed mine was something so small!

K-1 Visa

06/21/17 - NOA1
12/22/17 - NOA2 Approved

01/24/18 - NVC Received I-129F 
02/02/18 - Case Number Received 'In transit to Embassy'

02/08/18 - Embassy Received. Case status set as Ready
03/02/18 - Medical 

03/09/18 - Interview 
03/15/18- Visa Issued
03/20/18 - Visa in Hand
03/24/18 - MI Bound

04/15/18 - MARRIED!!! :wub:

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OK we got the notice and says my wife doesn't meet the poverty deadline 


Last year she didn't but this year she will


Do they base it off of last year or the current year as she is already over the 125% of $20600 


Also they say they want the w2s 1099 and the 2555 forms


We already sent in the w2s so are confused 

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