Pursuing a successful immigration to the United States can be challenging. By preparing yourself and your family for what to expect, you may be able to make the process more efficient and successful. Keen Law offices, LLC has been helping individuals with their immigration matters for more than a decade and would be honored to provide you with the same type of assistance. If you are looking for helpful tips on the immigration process, be sure to read through the section below:
Be prepared for delays in the application or renewal process.
Unfortunately, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is notorious for being behind scheduled. Some applications have reportedly taken up to three years to be processed. By knowing this beforehand, you can plan accordingly for your immigration matters. You will need to be patient and plan accordingly for job issues, family immigration status and other matters. You should not wait to apply for your renewal until the last minute.
Avoid committing any type of crime.
While not all crimes automatically result in deportation, it is best to avoid committing or being incriminated in any type of crime. Serious crimes, such as sex crimes, assault, theft, and fraud can result in fast deportation. If you are accused of a crime, be sure to get an attorney on your side.
What you should do if you were contacted by an officer from ICE.
You may feel overwhelmed and nervous, but you don't have to face this alone. Our firm provides helpful tips on how to handle this type of situation. You should never raise your voice, try to run away, or be too confrontational with an ICE officer. By giving accurate and honest information you can minimize any future issues as well.
Don't file for a driver's licenses before having legal status.
You should avoid contacting ICE to file for an application if you are in the middle of trying to get a driver's license while your immigration status is uncertain. You may be flagged for this, which can result in legal action or deportation. By meeting with an immigration lawyer, you can create a better strategy for getting a driver's license.
Keep copies of all paperwork and stay on top of application status and renewal dates.
By maintaining multiple copies of paperwork and applications, you can ensure that no lost paperwork causes you a major setback. Often times the USCIS loses paperwork or misplaces applications, leaving up to the applicant to fix this issue. By keeping a copy of any paperwork you submitted and a receipt of any items you mailed in, you can submit proof against any claims that you haven't sent documents in.
File more than one immigration visa petition at the same time.
If you have more than one family member who is eligible to petition for your application for a green card, apply through as many as possible. If one application gets denied or is going on for too long, you will have multiple back up options to turn to.
Discuss your immigration goals with an attorney.
If you are having trouble securing a green card or find yourself facing deportation, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced immigration lawyer. At our firm, we provide top quality counsel and guidance through the entire immigration process. This may greatly help the outcome of your immigration case.
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