Responding to a Notice of Intent to Deny

Why You Need a New Jersey Immigration Attorney

If the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services department (USCIS) believes that you are ineligible for a certain request, they will send you a formal statement called a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID). To avoid a denial of your immigration petition, you must send a response in as little as a month. The USCIS will expect a well-drafted and accurate legal brief that concisely demonstrates the validity of your position.

If you have received an NOID, then you should retain an experienced New Jersey immigration lawyer to help you develop your response. At my firm, the Law Offices of Simone Bertollini, I offer knowledgeable counsel and dedicated representation to those who need help with their immigration law matter. I have a unique perspective on your case, having been through the immigration system myself, and understand the importance of achieving successful results.

Schedule your initial consultation with my immigration firm today.

Reasons for an NOID

If you have received a NOID, it should state the grounds for which your request was denied.

Reasons for denial could include:

  • You did not fully complete the application
  • You did not provide enough proof that you have the required education or experience needed for the position you are trying to fill
  • You applied for a nonimmigrant visa but not show enough proof that you intend to only stay in the U.S. on a temporary basis
  • You somehow misrepresented certain facts
  • You were convicted of a crime that disqualifies your application

The good news is that receiving an NOID does not mean that your application has been denied, but rather that it will be denied if the reasons for the NOID are not overcome.

How to Show Eligibility After a NOID

Usually, the USCIS issues a Notice of Intent to Deny because an applicant wasn't able to prove eligibility through the already submitted documents.

If this is the situation you have found yourself in, I can:

  1. Review your immigration file
  2. Identify the missing evidence
  3. Help you organize the supporting documentation
  4. File the documents along with a persuasive legal memorandum

Once a response is filed, the USCIS will make a final decision on your case anytime as soon as one week to three months, depending on the complexity of your situation. Sometimes, an immigration petition is denied because of a mistake on the part of the USCIS. They deal with many people and it is easy to make errors on a case. If this has occurred, I can also help you file an appeal or a motion to reopen.

Call the Law Offices of Simone Bertollini for a Free Consultation

Need a New Jersey immigration attorney to help you respond to a Notice of Intent to Deny? Contact me, Attorney Simone Bertollini, to discuss your case during a free consultation. I have been named by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a "Top 40 New York Immigration Lawyer Under 40" and included in the 2015 and 2016 lists of New Jersey Super Laywers® Rising StarsSM for my accomplishments in the legal field.

Whether your case is in New Jersey or New York, I am able to represent you. I am a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bars as well as the United States District Court for New York & New Jersey. I care about your future and will do everything I can to make sure that your immigration case is successful.

Call my office or submit an online form to begin working with the Law Offices of Simone Bertollini. We provide representation to clients in Italian, Spanish, and English.

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