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Hello guys, so we did end up getting a Request for Initial Evidence regarding our AOS application. I will attach photos of what they are asking for. Please can you help me what I should include in my response? I just want to be extra careful with this so decided to post for extra help. 

 

Also on the same day we received the Biometics appointment letter. We should attend this normally, right? The RFEI is giving us 87 days to respond, should we respond before our Bio appointment on the 29th of March? 

 

Additionally, does this delay our AOS or does it delay our EAD and AP as well? 

 

Here is what I included on my Affidavit already: 

-affidavit

-proof of citizenship

-letter of explanation on why i wasn't required to file taxes

-letter from employer

-job offer letter

-pay stubs of only 2 months (the reason why I probably got RFIEd)

 

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2 minutes ago, Kristi&Luigi said:

Hello guys, so we did end up getting a Request for Initial Evidence regarding our AOS application. I will attach photos of what they are asking for. Please can you help me what I should include in my response? I just want to be extra careful with this so decided to post for extra help. 

 

Also on the same day we received the Biometics appointment letter. We should attend this normally, right? The RFEI is giving us 87 days to respond, should we respond before our Bio appointment on the 29th of March? 

 

Additionally, does this delay our AOS or does it delay our EAD and AP as well? 

 

Here is what I included on my Affidavit already: 

-affidavit

-proof of citizenship

-letter of explanation on why i wasn't required to file taxes

-letter from employer

-job offer letter

-pay stubs of only 2 months (the reason why I probably got RFIEd)

 

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Yes if you had no taxes to submit and you want to report Predicted Income as your Current Income using an Employment Verification Letter you will need 6 months worth of paystubs too.

If you dont have that you will need a joint sponsor.

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3 minutes ago, Kristi&Luigi said:

Hello guys, so we did end up getting a Request for Initial Evidence regarding our AOS application. I will attach photos of what they are asking for. Please can you help me what I should include in my response? I just want to be extra careful with this so decided to post for extra help. 

 

Also on the same day we received the Biometics appointment letter. We should attend this normally, right? The RFEI is giving us 87 days to respond, should we respond before our Bio appointment on the 29th of March? 

 

Additionally, does this delay our AOS or does it delay our EAD and AP as well? 

 

Here is what I included on my Affidavit already: 

-affidavit

-proof of citizenship

-letter of explanation on why i wasn't required to file taxes

-letter from employer

-job offer letter

-pay stubs of only 2 months (the reason why I probably got RFIEd)

 

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Yes you can still go in for your biometrics as it has  been scheduled. Per USCIS policies, RFE or RFIE put a hold on the EAD/AP  until you submit your response to RFIE. The IO working on your case will make a decision on the RFIE within 60 days. But the decision on RFIE can take from few weeks to months. I hope others throw more light on how to handle the RFIE 

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Hi OP,

 

My husband I received the same RFIE as you last year.

 

Looking at your post, it seems as though you didn't meet the requirements? Does your job [now] make the requirement? If not, it is best that you get a co-sponsor to help you out get exactly what it states in the letter. I would get the last 2-3 years tax returns, last 3 months pay stubs, a letter from employer(s), etc.

 

This will put a hold on your EAD/AP until you get this sorted out.

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4 minutes ago, Kristi&Luigi said:

 

Also on the same day we received the Biometics appointment letter. We should attend this normally, right? The RFEI is giving us 87 days to respond, should we respond before our Bio appointment on the 29th of March? 

Yes, you should attend the biometrics as normal and respond to the RFIE before the deadline. The two are not dependent on each other.

Additionally, does this delay our AOS or does it delay our EAD and AP.

Yes, until you comply with the RFIE, your EAD and AP processing will be put on hold.

 

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1 minute ago, britishandusa said:

Hi OP,

 

My husband I received the same RFIE as you last year.

 

Looking at your post, it seems as though you didn't meet the requirements? Does your job [now] make the requirement? If not, it is best that you get a co-sponsor to help you out get exactly what it states in the letter. I would get the last 2-3 years tax returns, last 3 months pay stubs, a letter from employer(s), etc.

 

This will put a hold on your EAD/AP until you get this sorted out.

Hello, yes I make the required income over 2 times more. However I have only been employed for 3 months so far. 

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11 minutes ago, Kristi&Luigi said:

Also on the same day we received the Biometics appointment letter. We should attend this normally, right?

Yes. Or, depending on the ASC office, you can attempt an early walk-in: https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/367977-thinking-of-early-walk-in-for-biometrics/?page=15

11 minutes ago, Kristi&Luigi said:

The RFEI is giving us 87 days to respond

Respond within the 87 days.

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2 minutes ago, Kristi&Luigi said:

Hello, yes I make the required income over 2 times more. However I have only been employed for 3 months so far. 

That might be the issue since you've only been employed for 3 months and you didn't file taxes for the previous years. I recommend getting a sponsor.

 


 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Kristi&Luigi said:

Hello, yes I make the required income over 2 times more. However I have only been employed for 3 months so far. 

USCIS likes to see 6 months at least at a new job. One option is to wait until near the RFIE deadline (at 85 days, for example) to send your answer. Another option is to enlist a joint sponsor's help.

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A hijack post and multiple replies have been split from this thread and given the topic title "Beneficiary Earns More Than Sponsor  [split topic]."


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11 hours ago, EM_Vandaveer said:

USCIS likes to see 6 months at least at a new job. One option is to wait until near the RFIE deadline (at 85 days, for example) to send your answer. Another option is to enlist a joint sponsor's help.

That is what I would do is just wait until you have more documentation to prove that you will make more than enough for this year. Then submit that documentation in response to the RFE. Unless you can get a cosponsor and submit that documentation in response to this. 

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