Today, we will tell you the difference between a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) and an actual Denial on your immigration application
After submitting and application to USCIS, there are other answers you might receive than just being approved. Knowing and understanding how to act on each situation can make all the difference in your case. Today, we will tell you the difference between a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) and an actual Denial.
NOIDs are notices that the USCIS sends out when they plan to deny a petition. Sometimes USCIS issues them because of an error in the application. A Notice of Intent to Deny may be sent to give you a last chance to defend yourself or argue on your behalf. Notices of intent to Deny are used when an officer thinks there is not enough evidence to approve a request. The officer may also provide a list of reasons why the request will be denied. A NOID usually gives you 33 days to give a response, and the exact time frame will be stated on the notice you receive.
On the other hand, if you receive a Denial, you may have to leave the country immediately or it may subject you to deportation proceedings – now known as removal – and you may be sent to an immigration judge. Your application may be denied if there are errors with your paperwork, if you have a criminal record, or if you have entered the United States illegally. Denials can also happen because you failed to respond to an RFE, or if you didn’t attend required appointments. To avoid this type of situation and ensure the best chance for your case, is to hire an Immigration Attorney. Depending on your case and the type of immigration benefit you applied for, you may be able to appeal or file a motion to reopen.
Seeing an experienced immigration lawyer can help you have a plan of action. Just like with any other legal situation, you shouldn’t do it yourself. Seeking the correct guidance and help from a professional can make all the difference in the outcome of your application.
At the Law Offices of Connie Kaplan we are working with immigrants whose future represents peace and achievement. If this is how you see your future and you want us to help you get there, contact us. We hope we can guide you.