Listening Session – Request for Evidence (RFE) Review and Revision

USCIS is launching an initiative to review and revise the RFE templates used at the Service Centers in order to bring uniformity and consistency to the process. The USCIS Office of Public Engagement invites you to participate in a listening session to kick off Phase One of the RFE review and revision process.

The session will be held Monday, April 12, 2010 @ 4:00pm (Eastern) / 1:00pm (Pacific) @ the California Service Center, 24000 Avila Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA.

The first phase of this project will focus on the O, P, and Q nonimmigrant classifications and the E11 immigrant classification. Specifically, we would like to seek your input on the following questions:

1.  What are the top 5 issues stakeholders have with the RFEs in these
classifications?
2.  What improvements can be made to the current RFE process in these
classifications?
3.  Why are certain types of evidence unavailable when requested?
4.  What evidence could be submitted as an alternative?

USCIS would also like to hear suggestions for other classifications in which you would like to see RFEs reviewed during future phases of this project.

There are two ways to attend this meeting:

In person please provide your full name and the organization you represent to Suzie Clarke, at suzanne.clarke@dhs.gov by COB Friday, April 9th.

*Be sure to bring a photo I.D. and arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow extra time to be processed through security.

Via telephone please provide your full name and the organization you represent to Suzie Clarke, at suzanne.clarke@dhs.gov by COB Friday, April 9th. Call-in information will be provided when you respond.