RFE – as I have been told by countless attorneys – is also a big red flag. You can respond to an RFE, but it is still a red flag that the initial petition was filed improperly and without sufficient evidence. These red flags are shortcuts CIS uses to simplify the huge amount of work to be done regarding Visas every year.There are better ways to make CIS’s job easier. Don’t wait for an RFE to submit a foreign credential evaluation. Include all of the necessary evidence to prove your client or employee’s eligibility for their job and their Visa the first time, without CIS having to ask you for it. Even though this does not increase your chances in the lottery, it certainly does wonders for chances of approval after the lottery.About the Author Sheila DanzigSheila Danzig is the Executive Director of CCI a Foreign Credentials Evaluation Agency. For a no charge analysis of any difficult case, RFEs, Denials, or NOIDs, please go to or call 800.771.4723. Mention that you saw this in the ILW article and get 72 hour rush service at no charge. ]]>