Finding out that a marriage certificate isn’t an instant ticket to receiving a U.S. green card leaves many couples disappointed. Moreover, your and your spouse’s task is to convince USCIS that you deserve a lawful permanent residence. In order to achieve this and get a U.S. green card, you have to demonstrate that the application is eligible for approval. Your weapon, in this case, is frim and reliable evidence.

USCIS has the power to ask for a lot of evidence before it decides that your application is eligible. There are a variety of reasons when USCIS might issue a NOID.

Four Reasons that are most likely to find their place in NOIDs

1. Insufficient evidence to prove a bona fide marriage:

The first and the most common reason is a lack of evidence demonstrating your marriage is legitimate. If you have this reason listed in your NOID, it means that USCIS feels that you’ve failed to provide enough and firm proof that you have a good faith marriage. In this case, you and your spouse (and concurrent marriage-based adjustments and stand-alone I-130 petition applications) must provide evidence that your marriage is a bona fide and that you haven’t entered this relationship just for getting the green card. However, suppose USICIS requests more evidence to prove the bona fides relationship stating it in the issued NOID. In that case, there is less to worry about since it is often the most straightforward reason to overcome. What you have to do is to provide additional information proving that you intend to share a life. For this purpose, you can supplement documents showing shared housing, finances, insurance, or any other aspects of your life.

2. Discrepancies or inconsistencies in spouses’ testimonies.

This might look not good. So at the interview, both you and your spouse gave individual states about your relations and communal living. If you and your spouse gave opposing testimonies during the personal interviews or if each of those is not in compliance with what the other one sad, USCIS will notice that answers do not match. This is exceptionally usual to come up if you were separated in a Stokes interview, which is generally used by the immigration officer to determine whether your marriage is legitimate. So before coming to the interview, make sure that both of you are able to recall basic facts supplied by the other.

3. Discovery of negative information.

Since the internet is now widely used, the USCIS officer will take a chance to look beyond your application package contents. They can even go through your social media, search Google, and find other public records. Sometimes, but rarely, the officers can decide to visit your house. In rare cases, they can even see your home to find proof of your communal living. In the event of finding information that raises questions about the marriage’s legitimacy, the offices will issue a NOID.

4. 204(c) fraud finding.

The most challenging type of NOID to overcome is having committed marriage fraud previously. Although it is not impossible, have in mind that following Section 204(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.), USCIS cannot approve any future I-130 petition filed for that person.

Usually, the NOID contains more than one reason for issuing it. But sometimes, those reasons will be detailed, and it will be easy for you to understand it and refute, but in other cases, those might be a little vague. That is why consulting an experienced immigration attorney is highly advisable to seek help from experienced immigration experts do they can clarify any parts of the NOID that you don’t understand and help you submit a concise response.

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