USCIS Is Now Rejecting Some Immigration Cases When Spaces Are Left Blank on the Immigration Forms

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It has never been easy to obtain immigration status through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).  Recently, however, it has gotten even a little bit harder.

 

At Ashoori Law, we have noticed a recent, and concerning, new trend with immigration cases.  It appears that USCIS is rejecting some cases if there are spaces left blank on immigration applications.  That’s right.  In some cases, even if you do not have a middle name, leaving the “middle name” space blank on an immigration form may result in the USCIS rejecting your entire application.

 

In this article, we will discuss how the USCIS historically has handled the information provided on immigration forms, and what you can do to protect yourself from having your immigration application rejected by the USCIS for something as minor as a space left blank.

 

If, after reading this article, you have more questions about an immigration application that you need to file, we welcome you to contact us at Ashoori Law.  Feel free to call us at +1-818-741-1117 or you may schedule a free consultation by clicking this link.

 

The Immigration Process Means Filling Out Forms

 

One thing that is important to know about dealing with USCIS, and making any type of immigration request, is that the USCIS usually requires that you to fill out some type of form.

 

For example, if you are seeking asylum in the United States, your asylum application must include a Form I-589.  That is the form specifically used for those seeking asylum or withholding of removal.  If you are seeking an O-1 Visa, which is a visa for individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics, then you need to include a Form I-129 with your application.

 

In short, the forms you need to fill out for the USCIS will vary depending upon what kind of help you seek from the agency.  Yet, the common thread is that you always need to fill out some type of form.  That is why the manner in which a form is completed becomes highly important to USCIS.

 

USCIS Treatment of Blank Spaces Was Not Always So Strict

 

In years past, USCIS would not flatly reject an immigration form simply because some spaces on the form were left blank.  Instead, USCIS would either overlook the blank space (if it was minor) or they would respond by sending the applicant something called a “Request for Evidence” (often abbreviated as “RFE”).  The RFE essentially asks the applicant to provide additional evidence to clarify any confusion about the case.

 

Now, however, USCIS is simply rejecting certain cases for having blank spaces on the form.  And when USCIS rejects an application, they sends the entire package back to the applicant without even cashing the check for the application fee.

 

If there is a deadline for something you are filing with USCIS, such a rejection could have very serious consequences and may limit or remove your ability to re-apply.  That is why you need to make sure that you never leave any space blank on a USCIS form.

 

How Do I Make Sure That There Are No Blank Spaces?

 

What you need to do is fill out the entire form.  If there are any spaces that do not apply to you or then make sure that you write “N/A” in the space provided.  That is the key.

 

It may sound like a minor thing.  Indeed, if you do not have a middle name, why would you take the time to fill out the “middle name” space with the phrase “N/A?”  Unfortunately, USCIS now views this as something highly important.  So, you need to make sure that you avoid any blank spaces on an immigration form to protect yourself.

 

What Kinds of Applications are Getting Rejected for Blank Spaces?

 

While it is important to make sure that you completely fill out any USCIS form, it appears that the two forms that are most often being rejected for blank spaces are:

  1. Form I-589 – Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, and
  2. Form I-918 – Petition for U Non-immigrant Status

 

What Are The Most Common Spaces Left Blank?

 

To make sure that you are careful not to leave any spaces blank, you want to double-check your form to see that the following spaces in particular are filled in, even though these spaces often will be filled in with “N/A”

  1. Middle name;
  2. Other names used;
  3. Passport number, or other travel document number;
  4. Family information;
  5. Name in native alphabet;

 

Again, even if a request for information in a space does not apply to you, you need to make that clear on the form by writing “N/A”

 

What Other Steps Can You Take to Avoid Having an Application Unnecessarily Rejected?

 

First and foremost, you would be wise to get the help of an experienced immigration attorney.  When you have someone in your corner who has dealt with USCIS on many occasions and understands immigration law, then you will have peace of mind that your immigration application will be filed by someone with experience.

 

However, if you are unable to obtain an immigration lawyer to help you, then you need to be sure to read instructions carefully.  Every USCIS immigration form comes with a set of instructions, explaining how to fill out the form.  Follow those instructions as closely as you can.  That will protect you from having USCIS reject your application.

 

Have a Seasoned Attorney from Ashoori Law Help You with Your Immigration Case

 

Given that the USCIS is being so strict by rejecting applications for spaces left blank, you can benefit with the help of a qualified immigration attorney.

 

My name is Michael Ashoori and I’m a U.S. immigration lawyer and the founder of Ashoori Law. As an immigration lawyer, I help families, professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs get visas, green cards, and citizenship to the United States.  If you have any questions, feel free to schedule a free consultation by clicking this link.

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04:11 03 May 22
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Rom Vee
22:45 02 May 22
(I am American, and my wife is Canadian.) What a wonderful experience. They worked with us on our time-table and were flexible with us as covid-related financial troubles struck. They always answered my emails promptly, and called when we had... questions. Someone followed up weekly via email while we filled out questions in their online portal and gathered the funds needed to submit everything.DONT TRY THIS ALONE! The staff I worked with at Ashoori knew how to take all of our answers from within their online portal and fill out every gov form, along with knowing what documents we needed to supply to USCIS.PS: follow their YouTube account for interview tips and time-table updates- it helps calm the nerves.Thank you guys ❤️R&Cread more
Exuberant Hospitality Group
02:45 23 Apr 22
My company started processing with Ashoori Law and I must say they are very knowledgeable of the process. They guided me through each steps. I would strongly recommend Michael Ashoori and his team for all your immigration needs. I got approved after... RFE in just 8 days. Thank you again! To God be the Glory 🙏🎉read more
Mr ABC
22:07 12 Apr 22
Monica one of the lawyers have had a free consultation with me today and it was so very very nice of her that she wasn't interested in just making money like most lawyers, But she really took care of me and understood my case and offered me a... personal advise. This is not normal and she is simply a kind soul. Hats off to MONICA...read more
Yonathan Dejene Woldemariam
13:17 11 Apr 22
Really glad I chose Ashoori Law! They had a very clear process, were extremely professional and were always ready to guide me through all my questions. I will definitely be working with them again!
Sara Shabaka
03:47 07 Apr 22
I am glad I chose to work with Ashoori Law for my Travel Permit case. The team responded quickly to my request and helped me to facilitate the process easily. I am grateful for their expertise and will be working with them in the future, for my... immigration issues.read more
Eugin Destici
20:04 31 Mar 22
Highly recommended. Daniel Tierney was a pleasure to work with.
Karan Bhutada
17:15 30 Mar 22
The folks at Ashoori law have been very efficient and great at communication. The online portal made things quite easy to follow and helped to keep track of all the requirements and documentation along with the timeline for the visa transfer.... Definitely recommend them!read more
Amir Moutaib
23:15 29 Mar 22
My change of Status from B2 to E2 status was approved yesterday , thanks to ASHOORI LAW TEAM. They are here when ever I need them. They are very professionals, pleasant and kind. Not only that, their fees are also very reasonable comparing to other... Law firms. Michael, Lahaina, James and all team are very helpful and always here to assist. I would highly recommend their services. Thank you ASHOORI LAW !!read more
Omar Julca
19:28 23 Mar 22
The team at Ashoori has been helpful throughout all steps of my immigration paperwork, and are always quick to respond to emails and questions. There were always multiple members of the team helping to track the status of my paperwork and would... notify me promptly when there was any movement.read more
Veronica Thomas
21:01 21 Mar 22
I highly recommend this firm to anyone who is looking to start their immigration journey. I was a bit sceptical at first about not having a physical office to go to and talk to someone but after making the initial call they put my mind at ease. ... The team is easy to work with, very professional and what I love most is that they answer my concerns in a timely manner.If you are having second thought, call the number and talk to someone on the team, they will answer your questions or concerns.Happy and satisfied client.read more
Emilio Gangas
19:42 21 Mar 22
I cannot describe how good these lawyers are, they worked on my case, at all times they were informing me of the entire process, I recommend them 10000%
Raj Srini
23:20 18 Mar 22
The best professional experience you get from Michael, Lahaina and their team. They are very knowledgeable, attentive, addresses all your questions/concerns where they have gone over and beyond to provide you the best legal advice. Highly recommend... them for all immigration services.Had a wonderful experience !!read more
DrAlanBarnard
00:42 18 Mar 22
I used Ashoori Law to assist me with securing a green card to the USA. I was initially attracted to them due to the great reviews past customers shared and the YouTube videos Michael shared that showed how much they care. My experience with them... lived up to the high expectations I had. They provided clarity on the total process with affordable pricing and clear time lines, were very knowledgeable in dealing with complexities and all their staff showed the required attention to detail to complete paperwork accurately and timely. And when there were delays due to Covid, they assisted with an expedited processing request to USCIS that was successful. Thank You!read more
Rania Hammami
01:49 17 Mar 22
Great team, very efficient, really great communication and easy process.Easily reached via email.Glad to have done business with you. Totally worth the money!
Rahul Y C
03:02 16 Mar 22
My experience with Ashoori Law Firm has been outstanding. Even tough I am at EST Time zone working with them for H1b via was very helpful to me in getting follow ups with great results. I would highly recommend !Thank you for entire team of... Ashoori Law.read more
agha ali
19:50 15 Mar 22
Great Service. Worry Free Immigration Services.
Mehdi Said
20:44 04 Mar 22
Highly recommended.Ashoori Law is an excellent high quality, professional immigration lawyer. He has helped us get excellent results with surprisingly quick USCIS approval since every document was provided exactly as needed. Carlito and Milena are... very attentive to detail and accuracy throughout and very diligent and thorough. Something more we appreciated was that Carlito was always available to spend time to walk through any process with us and he always responded to our questions in a very timely manner. We highly recommend Ashoori LawThank you again Ashoori Team 🙏🏼read more
Joao Castro
00:02 26 Feb 22
Michael and his team deserve more than a five star rating. I hired Mike already based on a recommendation from a friend of mine, who also requested his services. My friend gave him five star as well, and this could simply not be different.Since my... first contact with Michael, I've perceived his solid ethical principles, responsive professionalism and personal attention to all details in US immigration complex process. In my case, he was key for me to obtain I-131 permits for three Green Cards - and the documents were shipped after just six weeks after the process initiation. In another process, he has been immediately responsive to replace Green Cards. And all my contacts were online - which is a testimony of his great online reputation.If you are looking for US Immigration lawyer assistance for true delivery, great value and avoid risks and potential problems, the answer is Michael Ashoori Law, with his fantastic team, that really and personally takes care of your immigration needs.JCread more
Mary Grace Alfelor
22:49 23 Feb 22
I highly recommend Ashoori Law. The service was top-notch, very accommodating and professional. They helped us through the entire process, were extremely organized and efficient, and gave us peace of mind every step of the way. Hands down to... Michael, Lahaina, James and the entire team they did an exceptional job.read more
Brahim Bougrayne
11:29 22 Feb 22
Im a citizen from Belgium and has applied voor a E2 visa and thanks too Ashoori Law i have been approved!!His team did a great job, they help you step by step and always can you reach them by phone, email or whatsup!!Thanks Ashoori Law
Jaime Almeida
06:17 22 Feb 22
Ashoori Law, provided a professional and consistently positive service, from the initial consultation to the fulfillment of my paperwork . Ashoori Law's team was always on top of things. They relied on clear procedures to gather the required... documentation, and were always eager to provide guidelines and recommendations. Any time I had a question, they were quick to respond to my email or to setup a call to explain things. I am satisfied with the service provide and I would totally recommend them to handle any immigration related matters.read more
Morshed Rana
04:43 19 Feb 22
Knowledgeable, Effective, Methodical and Professional:I am very pleased to provide a recommendation for Ashoori Law firm and its ability to provide expert immigration service and counselling. Last year I worked with Lahaina Araneta from Ashoori... Law, who I found an exceptionally experienced immigration lawyer. I was fortunate to have her available to represent my case to file my NIW petition application. Lahaina was very helpful, friendly and informative as she guided me throughout the application process. I was reassured with her quick response and detailed information with clarification whenever I have questions regarding the process. She guided me to gather all the required documents for making a strong case. In the end, Lahaina prepared the application package professionally and skillfully with care and submitted on time. My NIW petition got approved within 8 months of submission. Ashoori Law is now working on my immigration application and I am so grateful to have Lahaina, especially Ashoori Law to represent my case. They are easy to deal with and is highly recommended!read more
Tariq Shahin
18:39 17 Feb 22
The best lawyers ever … so professionalTotally recommended
Julia Levy
18:56 16 Feb 22
My husband and I contacted Ashoori Law as we were looking for an immigration lawyer to help us with an E2 investor visa.Michael got back to us immediately and we had a call to discuss the project. He explained the visa process in details and... suggested a change of status inside the US as we were already here under another visa. This was wise advice! Due to the pandemic we would have been stuck outside the US with a change of visa.The premium package included the business plan and business formation. We also had an EAD application.Everything was taken care of by Michael, Lahaina, Ehsan and James, an extremely responsive and knowledgeable team, who did a fantastic job answering all our questions along the way and making sure everything was right so we could get the business started quickly.We feel very fortunate to have found Ashoori Law and will definitely work with them again in the future! Highly recommend this firm.read more
Saaim Aslam
07:37 16 Feb 22
Ashoori is hands down the best law firm specializing in immigration. Their staff is very courteous and responsive. They give you the best advice at a very reasonable price. Michael himself takes personal interest in every case which is... commendable.I would recommend them to any one looking for expert immigration law services.read more
Alex S
14:59 09 Feb 22
great service, fast and reliable. Got the results I wanted
Deal Today
00:48 09 Feb 22
Thank you. Appreciate your excellent service.
Kosta Janko
14:15 08 Feb 22
The Ashoori Law was able to navigate a complex process with a demanding timeline in a succesful and efficient way. Their staff has acted in a highly professional and competent manner. Following their advices enabled us to finalize our legal request... with success. We would highly recommend their services.read more
Ashok Shah
04:02 03 Feb 22
I highly recommend Ashoori Law to anyone without a doubt. I came across Michael youtube videos and ended up setting a free consultation. From there I join them and the whole process has been very seamless.From gathering information to filing all... the petitions everything went very well.The best points of Ashoori Law firm I would like to mention are1. The Lawyers assigned are very friendly so you can share all your concerns, they are going to help you with all the options for your situation and suggest you the best from their expertise.2. They are amazingly responsive to any of your emails which I think is biggest plus. So they will reply to all of your email within hours if not minutes and they will entertain all your calls and queries.3. When you have some question and they are not sure they will do proper research and get back to you with detail explanation rather than giving you speculations.I would always come back to them for my any immigration related needs in future as well.read more
Rami Wehbeh
16:41 01 Feb 22
We have been using the services of Ashoori Law since 2019. It has been a very pleasant and satisfactory experience. Not only is the team professional, dedicated, and well versed with immigration matters, they are very kind and pleasant to work... with. The human touch is always there, despite the dry legal matters they deal with. In addition, Ashoori Law has always been responsive to our inquiries and requests, and would always respond expeditiously. We are truly appreciative of their assistance.read more
Aman Ahuja
21:59 31 Jan 22
I had the most wonderful experience working with Ashoori law. Michael and team are super helpful and extremely knowledgeable people in the market right now. They deliver what they promise and are with you throughout the journey. Best part is YouTube... videos from Michael which helps us in keeping posted with latest news from USCIS.read more
ehsan3soul
21:07 31 Jan 22
The best immigration lawyer in LA, Michael Ashoori is very smart, honest, accommodating and explains to you clearly the problem and the solution. You can easily approach him if you have questions and he gives him personal utmost attention to your... case. If you want great results, Michael Ashoori is your lawyer. Him and his team will fight for you and will be with you all the way. I want to thank him and his awesome attorneys to help me throughout this process.read more
Andrea Gómez
07:20 27 Jan 22
I want to say Thank you to Ashoori Law firm, specially to Lahaina Araneta for her professionalism and excellent work. She is the best Lawyer I have ever met . I got my EB2 NIW APPROVED. I 100% RECOMMEND this firm. They are going to take you to the... success.read more
Arian Shahidi
03:58 26 Jan 22
Ashoori Law has been handling my cases and giving me immigration consultation for years. Thanks to Michael and his team my problems and questions have been solved up until now.
seema banda
01:20 26 Jan 22
I had the most wonderful experience working with Ashoori Law firm. Michael, Lahaina, and their team are super helpful, extremely knowledgeable, and very professional. They deliver what they promise and are with you throughout the journey. I highly... recommend this law firm. Thank you so much!read more
Van Thang
01:17 26 Jan 22
I need my travel document In November 20 21 because I have a some emergency they do helping me to get my travel document as soon as possible while even in Pandemic 😷 All their stuff/teamWhen you call them Or Email 📧 them they will... respond you very soon /right away not like other place taking long to respond !! Who need help from the new arrive to USA 🇺🇸;)definitely I like you guy go ahead and tried it this place ( Ashoori Law)Is Totally worth itThanks you all ( Ashoori)read more
Van Thang
21:25 22 Jan 22
They are amazing 🤩
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18:10 17 Jan 22
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H. Moghaddam
05:53 17 Jan 22
Rohit Srinivasa, has been a great consultant for me, very responsive, patient, knowledgeable, to the point and professional. I have a complicated situation and been looking into different scenarios, and Rohit has been with me along the way,... clarifying each of the routes via email.Thank you Rohit & Thank you Ashoori firm for making free consult available to all prospect clients. Is very time saving on both ends, educating the clients before they start their case. .read more
Richelle Mendoza
00:10 15 Jan 22
We never expected for the paper work process to be so soon.We are very suprise to heard that USCIS have shedule our interview early next Month.Thank you for ashoori Law office for being so professional and help us for short cuircuit the USCIS... paper proccessing. We are glad that we made the right decission for selecting Ashoori Law. We are are very happy with bthe outcome.We are highly recomend Ashoori Law for future Clients.RICHELLE MARTINEZread more
Lisa Wilson
21:49 11 Jan 22
Ashoori Law, what can I say went ABOVE and BEYOND to help us with our K1 Visa and getting my wife her Green Card. Before Ashoori Law, we were stuck trying to figure out how to do the process ourselves only to waste money and energy while getting... nowhere. After consulting with a previous Lawyer, she told us everything we needed to do for the process. When we were finally ready, she then started working for Ashoori Law, and we were excited to get started with the firm. Ashoori makes sure you are well informed every step of the way, and exceeds your expectations on what to expect throughout everything. The case is so well organized and structured, and the CUSTOMER SERVICE is TOP NOTCH!! To be honest, it doesn’t feel like you’re just paying for a service, it really feels like everyone there is rooting for you in your case. I can’t recommend them enough. They were more than wonderful and there’s not enough thank you’s that can be given to such a wonderful group of people.read more
Angus Benfield
00:12 08 Jan 22
Ashoori Law provided such great service, they were very responsive to all questions, fast, great value and have a streamlined modern process which was really easy to use. As with anyone who is in the position of immigrating to the US knows, it can... be a intimidating process, but Ashoori Law make sure that you never feel in over your head. I was impressed at how much Lahaina Araneta, Esq, understood my case (EB1 Green Card) and not only did Lahaina to help with any questions along the way, several assistants were always available to cover anything else needed.I could not have asked for anything more and am very grateful to Ashoori Law for their guidance through this process. I would recommended Ashoori Law to to anyone seeking representation for any and all Immigration matters. It is easy to see why they have such a high rating!read more
ALBA CRISTINA RENGEL RIVAS
03:47 30 Dec 21
Ashoori Law is an excellent law firm. They helped me get my Re-entry Permit. Michael and his team are very professional, helpful, and responsive. The responded my emails (questions and concerns) all the times and they kept me up to date on... everything. I highly recommend this law firm. Thank you so much!read more
Harry Duggal
20:02 21 Dec 21
We have been working with Michael Ashoori and his team for almost a year now and appreciate everything they have done. They are quick to respond back with all our questions. They update us quickly with new information. They have made the whole... process easy and less stressful for us. Highly recommended!read more
Amit Pardasani
20:00 20 Dec 21
Amazing ExperienceAshoori Law firm is a fantastic law firm , they have a great team , especially Micheal , James & Lahaina who helped me in my case and answered and my questions patiently.I would highly recommend Ashoori Law firm
Meg Clohessey
23:41 14 Dec 21
I found Ashoori Law in TIKTOK. I watched and followed Atty. Michael and we decided to seek counsel and assistance for green card application thru Marriage. My husband and I are satisfied with their job. Starting from gathering documents towards... receiving my card. I trusted them because they absolutely know how USCIS operates. I told my family and friends to watched his tiktok/youtube videos and not hesitate to set an appointment because they have a friendly and helpful staff. More Power to you Ashoori Law!!!read more
Sejin Kim
17:21 14 Dec 21
Everyone at Ashoori Law was very thorough and was able to answer all questions I had for my unique situation. I was able to really trust them with their level of expertise and experience. From the initial consultation and throughout the process of... gathering everything needed for the application, everything was simplified as much as possible and they held my hand all the way to make sure my case is taken care of with no issues, even though we were in different time zones. I would highly recommend Ashoori Law to anybody for immigration. Thank you so much Ashhoori Law!read more
Ousseynou Barry
23:15 13 Dec 21
My name is Ousseynou Barry, and I have lived in the U.S. since 2018. I am a permanent resident and am of the clients of Ashoori Law. I would like to share a comment to that extraordinary office and to fantastic employers who make my case approved... in less than 6 months. I strongly recommend to all immigrants who wish to get their family in the U.S. to come to Ashoori Law because of their competence and ability to treat cases with brilliance. I am so grateful for all of them who make possible my dream which is to get my family in the U.S.read more
Yousuf Dadi
22:41 13 Dec 21
The best lawyer ever!!! Mishael Ashoori is best choice. I recommend him as the best immigration lawyer I am happy with the service and the outcome.Efficient ,timely ,informative and friendly service his firm provides is impressive Highly recommend... .Micheal is wonderful attorney and his team respond me immediately when i need their help, I appreciate all that they have done for me.your consideration, guidance ,help and time. I appreciate Lahaina Araneta and James blunt for working on my case .read more
Tal Dror
23:20 10 Dec 21
I had a pretty complex situation after I messed up my first re-entry permit application and needed some professional help to sort things out and re-apply. I couldn't find a better firm to work with. Everyone - starting from the free consultation, to... the awesome attorneys and the superb paralegal team were absolutely amazing! Super nice, responsive, and professional. I got all my questions promptly answered, even on more general topics that didn't directly concern the application. Oh, and the fees are super reasonable too! I just got my application approved a few days ago thanks to them. Look no further, just go with Ashoori Law, satisfaction guaranteed.read more
ladan tabar
19:45 09 Dec 21
It has been a great pleasure working with Ashoori law. They have been very professional and took care of me like a family. I highly recommend them to anyone needing immigration help.
jimmy garcia
18:08 09 Dec 21
At Michael Ashoori office they helped me to get my re-entry permit, they are very professional responsable, they take good care of people, i recomend them 100%
Clarina He
01:25 07 Dec 21
The team at Ashoori law has been so helpful, attentive, and empathetic when it has come to helping my fianceé and I apply for a US visa! I couldn't ask for a more thoughtful team and we are so grateful we get to embark on this journey with Ashoori... law!read more
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Michael Ashoori, Esq.

U.S. Immigration Lawyer

I’m a U.S. immigration lawyer and I help families, professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs get visas, green cards, and citizenship to the United States.

Since starting my law firm, I’ve helped hundreds of people from all over the world with their immigration needs. I’m very passionate, hard-working, and committed to my clients.

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