Don’t let simple errors jeopardize your immigration application

On Behalf of | Jan 7, 2022 | US Immigration Law

It is often a top priority for families to reunite and live in the United States together permanently. This is a perfectly feasible prospect and the laws in the United States can facilitate this. However, it is important that individuals get their applications right. 

Any mistake during the application process can have detrimental consequences. The application may be denied, meaning that an appeal or fresh application must be lodged. Outlined below are some of the more common errors to avoid during your immigration application. 

Not having paperwork in order

The immigration process generally relies on at least one key application form that must be backed up by supporting evidence. For instance, if you claim to have a permanent address, then you will need to provide supporting evidence of this. It is also important to show that you have entered the country lawfully, and an arrival-departure record is the most effective way to do this. There are various documents that the USCIS could ask for during the application process, and it can be difficult to memorize them all. One way to combat this is to gain a firmer understanding of the process and create a checklist that you can work from. 

Mistakes with fees

Immigration applications will typically incorporate specific fees and it is vital to be accurate in this regard. One simple mistake such as entering the wrong amount could set you back significantly and even force you into the position of having to start over. It is also crucial to note the method of payment. Cash is not a valid form of payment and a check from an unauthorized bank is likely to be rejected. 

As you apply for residency in the United States it is crucial to remember that you are not on your own. Gaining a firm understanding of your legal rights and obligations will help the process run more smoothly.