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At Kasturi Law, LLC, our Naperville immigration and nationality law attorney, knows that receiving a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is concerning; it is not necessarily the end of the road for the immigration application.

Here, we discuss a NOID, why an immigration applicant might receive it, and what they can do to overcome the issues identified in the notice.

What is a Notice of Intent to Deny, & Why Do Applicants Receive Them?

A Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) is a formal communication issued by immigration authorities to an applicant when there are concerns or deficiencies in their application. It is not necessarily the end of immigration eligibility but rather a notification that issues must be addressed before a decision can be made on the application.

Immigration Eligibility

This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Inadequate documentation.
  • Inconsistencies in the information provided.
  • Concerns about eligibility based on the information submitted.

The NOID will clearly outline the issue, and it is up to the applicant to provide the supporting documentation necessary to reverse the notice’s intent.

How Should Immigration Applicants Respond to NOIDs?

Responding to a NOID is a crucial step in the immigration application process, which means it should be done quickly but thoroughly. Usually, applicants have only 30 days to respond, but the notice will give an absolute required response date.

Once the applicant carefully reads through the NOID to understand the specific reasons for the potential denial of their application, paying close attention to the issues raised and any supporting evidence or documentation provided by the immigration authorities, they should:

  • Understand the Requirements

Make sure you understand what the NOID requests of you. It may ask for additional documentation, clarification on specific points, or an explanation of discrepancies in your application.

  • Gather Supporting Evidence

Collect any additional documentation or evidence that may help address the concerns raised in the NOID. This could include letters of support, financial documents, employment records, or any other relevant information that strengthens your case.

  • Prepare a Detailed Response

Write a comprehensive response to the NOID addressing each of the issues raised by the immigration authorities. Be clear, concise, and factual in your explanations. Provide any necessary context or clarification to support your arguments.

Contact Our Immigration Attorney Today for Consultation

If you are unsure how to respond to the NOID or face complex legal issues, we can help. Contact us today to learn how our Illinois immigration attorney can assist you. We provide in-office, phone, and Zoom consultations to help you understand your legal rights and options so you can make informed decisions about how you respond to the NOID and continue your immigration journey.