Frequently Asked Questions: New USCIS Guidance on Issuing RFEs and NOIDs

Last Updated

July 26, 2018

On July 13, 2018, USCIS issued a policy memorandum titled “Issuance of Certain RFEs and NOIDs; Revisions to Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 10.5(a), Chapter 10.5(b)” that expands adjudicators’ discretion to deny an immigration application, petition, or request without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) pursuant to 8 CFR § 103.2(b)(8).