Responding to NOID and NOIT
Dec. 22, 2021
When you have to leave behind a place you call home to start a new chapter of life, it is extremely difficult. Navigating a journey because of a complex legal process is emotional. If you have received a document that states that you have to depart from the United States, you must contact an attorney for help dealing with the intricacies of immigration law.
My law firm, M Mathew Law Firm PLLC, works with individuals and families seeking a new start in the United States. Immigration law is complicated and often uncertain. Language barriers and cultural differences add to the confusion. Those who seek to immigrate to the United States and those who want to change status in the United States should not face the process alone. I assist clients in different communities throughout Dallas, Richardson, Lewisville, Irving, and the nearby areas of Texas with immigration problems. If you or your family member has received a Notice of Intent to Deny or a Notice of Intent to Terminate, I can put my experience and legal expertise to work for you.
Notice of Intent to Deny
A Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) is a document presented to you from the U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services. The document states that the evaluating officer plans to deny a petition (such as a work permit, adjustment of status, or visa petition) based on fundamental ineligibility for the visa application that is currently in progress.
Steps to Take
If you have received a Notice of Intent to Deny, there are several steps that you need to take. It is vital to recognize that you will need to be aware of the deadline presented on the document, which is typically 30 days. You will have to respond to the Notice of Intent to Deny, and it is important that you seek professional advice. An experienced immigration attorney can help you prepare your response to the Notice of Intent to Deny and guide you through your potential options.
When you develop a response to the Notice of Intent to Deny, your defense consists of the specific grounds for denial that the USCIS officer stated were the reason for presenting you with the NOID. Compiling the relevant documents that address the issues in the NOID is a necessity. All documents must be up to date and you may need to write a cover letter as well. Your defense has to be completed and submitted before the deadline indicated in the NOID document.
Notice of Intent to Terminate
A Notice of Intent to Terminate is a document sent to an asylee — an alien of the United States — that explains the grounds for termination under some consideration.
The NOIT document provides a summary of evidence supporting the grounds for your termination. However, the document does indicate that the asylee will have an opportunity to rebut the termination grounds. It is important to hire an experienced attorney to discuss different types of evidence to respond to the termination grounds. This opportunity will come during a scheduled termination interview, which will take place either at an asylum office or during a hearing before a judge.
Steps to Take
If you are the asylee, you will have 30 days to respond to the Notice of Intent to Terminate to be eligible for asylum. Equivalent to the previous step, you will want to ensure all documents are up to date to use for evidence.
You will have to present evidence that you are still eligible for asylum. To make sure that you are presenting the best evidence and the foremost case possible, you need to work with an experienced immigration attorney.
Immigration Experience You Can Trust
To respond to a Notice of Intent to Deny or a Notice of Intent to Terminate, you must collect the appropriate evidence and build your case. As an experienced immigration attorney, I can help you gather this documentation and present a strong defense. I’m proud to represent clients in Dallas, Richardson, Lewisville, Irving, and the nearby areas of Texas. Contact me at M Mathew Law Firm PLLC today if you have questions about immigration status and schedule a free consultation today.