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Adjustment of Status: What is a request for evidence?

When an immigrant wishes to reside and/or work in Florida, there are often very complex processes that must be navigated. With regard to an adjustment of status, complications may arise to cause delays on (or, even dismiss) an application. For instance, a Request for Evidence (RFE) can really slow things down.

As in most processes involving U.S. immigration law, there are eligibility requirements that must be met in order to request a status adjustment. A person filing this type of application also typically needs to have a sponsor. If a potential problem arises where the sponsor is concerned, the government may request evidence in order to prove eligibility.

For instance, there are income requirements that a sponsor must meet. Some people may try to crunch numbers to skate by on the minimum requirement, but this often ends up backfiring later. Someone who is serious about wanting to obtain a status adjustment will make sure his or her sponsor can show evidence of a strong income.

If a sponsor in Florida or elsewhere is receiving workers' compensation benefits, his or her income is not considered sustainable in order to support an application candidate. There may also be problems with a sponsor's taxes that raises a red flag and interfere with an adjustment of status application. The best way to avoid such problems is to research requirements ahead of time and seek guidance when needed. An immigration and naturalization law attorney is a great asset to have on hand in such situations.

Source:, "7 Common Reasons for Receiving an Adjustment of Status RFE", Accessed on July 18, 2017

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