5 Common Mistakes on Immigration Applications

What are the most common mistakes on immigration applications?

U.S. immigration law is complex and can be problematic for many individuals. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires precise methods in which to fill out, sign, complete and submit all immigration applications, petitions and benefit requests.  This article discusses some of the most common mistakes that lead to rejections of immigration applications.

 

1. Incorrect Information, Mistakes, or Inconsistencies on Your Immigration Application

Many applications ask questions that are potentially confusing or misleading. You may misunderstand the application and fill in the incorrect information. Also, the applications require extensive amounts of information, and mistakes or inconsistencies can easily be made when filling out your forms. You will also need to visit www.crbdirect.org.uk and do a background check. U.S. immigration forms often ask for the same information more than once and it is easy to make a mistake or typo. It is important to always spell your name the same way on all documents and to check your forms over before filing them. Solecism doesn't stop there, as it pervades to even on the mailing addresses. And it isn't always the fault of the addresser, but can also be of the mailing company. One has to choose a certified mail online service to avert inconsistencies.

Unfortunately, errors, inconsistencies and mistakes can lead to your application being rejected. The forms themselves can be complex and if you need any help in completing your application, you should seek qualified legal assistance. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, and we can help you apply for your best immigration opportunity.

 

Green Card Application

 

2. Providing Incomplete Information or Answers to USCIS

The U.S. government needs to have correct and complete information to process your application. You must fully and properly complete the various application forms. You should not guess or rely on your memory for anything of which you are not absolutely certain. Do not leave any questions unanswered. If a question is not applicable to you, write "N/A" for "not applicable." As mentioned above, it is very important that you make sure that you have entered your personal information correctly. All of the information on your passport or other immigration documents must match the information on your application.

Before submitting anything, we encourage you to check your first name, last name, any middle initial or middle name, date of birth, place of birth, country of birth, etc. for accuracy and completeness. Any omission may cause a rejection of your application. If you are submitting any foreign documents in support of your application, you must submit a certified English translation of the document. This must be a full, word-for-word translation, with the use of a technical text translation service online.

 

US Visa Application

 

3. Submitting the Wrong Immigration Forms for Your Visa, Green Card, Adjustment of Status, or Citizenship and Naturalization Application

The immigration journey has many paths. There are many types of applications and forms, and some may accomplish similar things, such as renewing a green card. However, depending on your circumstances, there are differences in which application needs to be filed, and filing the wrong form can waste time, waste money, and waste your opportunity! The USCIS changes its fees, immigration process instructions, and forms frequently. It is important to carefully read the forms to ensure that you are sending the right form and double check the USCIS website to confirm that you are filing the right form, the right fees, and the right version of the form.

If you need help in submitting applications or determining where you are on your immigration journey, please call or email our experienced U.S. immigration lawyers in Los Angeles for a free consultation and immediate help.

 

Green Card Approved

 

4. Applying Without Being Eligible for the Immigration Status You Desire from USCIS

It is very important that you submit the correct application when you are pursuing your immigration goal. There are many means for gaining a visa, green card, or U.S. citizenship. If you use the wrong application, there can be serious consequences that may even lead to your removal or deportation from the U.S. For example, some green-card seekers living in the U.S. hope to apply for their green card without leaving the country for what's called "consular processing."

However, if the person's latest entry to the U.S. was unlawful, they are not eligible to adjust status or turn their green card application in to USCIS. This procedure is limited to people who entered the U.S. legally. In fact, submitting an adjustment of status application could result in their being placed in removal proceedings.

 

Card Holder

 

5. Filing an Immigration Application at the Wrong Address for USCIS

Even if you complete the correct application and have checked all of the information to make sure that it is accurate and complete, you still need to ensure that you submit the completed application form along with the necessary documents to the right USCIS office. Sending it to the wrong USCIS office will only delay your application. You will also need to attach the correct fee. Read the instructions on the USCIS website carefully. You should double check that you are mailing your application to the correct address. The last thing you want is to have your application rejected or denied because of an unnecessary error.

Immigration law is a complicated field; if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our experienced Los Angeles immigration attorneys for a free consultation now.

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