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How long after an RFE response does it take for USCIS to adjudicate I-526?

We have received RFE on our form I-526 recently. 1) How-long does it take to receive the official RFE notice from the day online status changed? 2) Should petitioners receive RFE notice too or is it just the attorneys who receive it? 3) In general, after the RFE response, how long does it take on average for USCIS to adjudicate I-526?

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Usually the notices go to the individual and the attorney, but it is best to check your case status online. There are lots of variables in terms of how long the processing is after an RFE response: efficiency of the officer, complexity of the RFE, etc.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    Have you asked your lawyer who assisted you with the response? Sometimes a few weeks; sometimes many months. Your mileage may vary.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    1) Depends where you are in the world; if in the U.S., it generally arrives within a week. 2) Yes, petitioner should receive a copy. 3) Generally within 60 days. (I find the sooner I reply, the quicker I receive the reply. Last month, we had decisions within 3 weeks of responding).

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    The USCIS online case status system advises that if you do not receive the RFE within 30 days, you should call the USCIS Contact Center. Both, the petitioner and the attorney of record, should receive copies of the RFE unless the G-28 requests all notices to be sent to the attorney of record; in that case, the attorney will receive two identical RFEs. In general, it takes the USCIS 30 to 60 days to make a final adjudication after receiving an RFE response for simple issue(s). More complex RFE responses could take longer.

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    Kristal Ozmun

    Immigration Attorney
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    The stated time is 60 days but it often takes longer. Who received a copy of the notice depends on the addresses listed on the I-526 petition.

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    Phuong Le

    Immigration Attorney
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    Usually about two weeks. Depends on how you set up your notices. If it is sent to your attorney, they should send you a copy as well. There is no set time. We''ve gotten approvals in under a month but it is not unusual for the USCIS to take 6 months (or longer).

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    Usually, you will receive the official RFE in 5-14 days after you receive the electronic notification. Usually, the attorney will have the official RFE notice. After the response to the I-526 RFE is submitted to the USCIS, the decision time varies. Some may receive a decision within a month and some may take more time.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    There seems to be no consistency. We have some cases where we get an approval in 1-2 months and others where the case seems to sit endlessly, so trying to guess when you will hear is going to be frustrating.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Firstly, the USCIS has been slow about sending out notices. I have seen RFEs take about a week or so to get to; secondly, the attorney and, usually, the petitioner (investor). Some attorneys use one address for everything though, so both would get sent to them; thirdly, some RFEs use language that says to expect a decision in about 60 days, and many do take around that long, but that is not really an official timeline, and if you call the USCIS on day 61, asking for the decision, you may just be told to wait longer.