What should I do if I receive a Request for Evidence (RFE)?

Sometimes USCIS may issue a “Request for Evidence” (RFE). Within the RFE, Harrisburg University may be asked to submit documentation regarding your enrollment and maintenance of F-1 status.

Once you receive the RFE and determine the need for a response from the International Student Office, please upload a full copy to Terra Dotta by following the instructions below. No RFE response will be processed without receiving a copy of the document.

Your student account will then be *charged a processing fee of $250. (*Exception: RFEs for OPT and STEM OPT do not carry a fee for processing)

Responding to an RFE involves the production of multiple official university documents and a written response from ISO. Professors and other offices at HU do not process RFE document requests for students. Please do not reach out to other offices or professors. By HU policy, professors and other offices do not participate in this service.  ISO coordinates all gathering of documents, but the RFE fee must be paid to initiate the process. 


Due to the large volume of RFEs received between the months of May and October, we suggest submitting your RFE as soon as possible in order to receive a timely response.

You will receive a scanned copy of the RFE Response when it is complete.

How to submit your RFE document:

Submit all pages of your USCIS RFE to ISO for review and processing HERE

Can I request an RFE package prior to receiving an RFE?

Due to the high volume of RFE’s we receive we do not provide documentation in advance of the student receiving an official RFE from USCIS. While each RFE document is provided in a similar format, RFEs are not identical. We also cannot predict who and who will not receive an RFE. The International Student Office does not provide official documentation for H-1B petitions unless a student receives a Request for Evidence (RFE) from USCIS.