Hi all -
I just got an RFE for an O1 petition for self-employment via an agent - and I wanted to get your advice on some aspects of responding to this.
My application & itinerary included multiple signed contracts for paid work with employers & multiple email invitations to be an unpaid speaker at future conferences. The RFE requests 'contracts' for 5 out of my 8 email invitations to speak at future conferences.
My questions are:
1. Does this imply that the rest of my application is fine - and do I have a strong chance of approval once I send them signed agreements to confirm speaking engagements?
2. The companies hosting one of the conferences has elaborate contracting policies - and they can't sign agreements just for speakers, so I will have only 4 out of the 5 requested contracts(which are basically agreements that they're willing to sign). Is it advisable to mention in the cover letter that I'd like to remove the other conference from my itinerary since my invite got canceled?
3. The RFE arrived within 2 weeks of filing the original petition. How long will it take after my response to get a decision?
Very grateful for any advice here. Thank you!
You need an immigration law attorney to answer this question. I will change the practice area for you. Good luck.
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Generally, an RFE request evidence needed for approval. Providing as much as practical is generally advised.
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