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The Four Most Common Mistakes During The Immigration Process

  • Wade Christiansen
  • Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:37am

The process of immigration to the United States involves a significant amount of time and effort. Because of the complex nature of the application process, it is very common for applicants to make simple mistakes that can delay or completely ruin their immigration case. In today's blog post, we will look at the four most common mistakes made during the immigration process to help applicants or overseas relatives avoid possible delays or denials.

Accuracy Is Crucial

The immigration application requires a series of intricate forms and supporting documentation such as birth certificates, immunization and health records, criminal history, and educational background. The smallest error such as a blank line or a misspelled name or word can negatively impact the application process and cause lengthy delays. In addition, immigrants pursuing a U.S. visa have to submit the correct application, depending on the legal basis for immigration, so choosing the correct form is also important to ensure a prompt and efficient immigration process.

Missing Tight Immigration Deadlines

One of the most common causes of immigration visa delays or denials comes from applicants missing crucial deadlines for filing or submitting forms or fees. The large number of applicants pursuing entry into the U.S. each year leaves no room for delays or late submissions. Additionally, many applicants experience delays or are denied entry because of missed interviews with USCIS officials. Again, the high volume of applicants makes interviews highly coveted, so showing up late or completely missing an interview is a costly mistake.

Failing To Prove Financial Support

Applicants desiring an immigrant visa must also provide proof of financial support in the U.S. Applicants must have a financial sponsor with the financial resources necessary to support the immigrant. Failure to provide adequate proof of financial support can quickly derail an immigration application process, or cause the applicant to receive an immigration denial notice.

Lack of Eligibility For Immigrant Visa

There are some individuals that are not eligible to apply for U.S. immigrant visas, but who fail to recognize this before starting the application process. This results in the loss of valuable time and money. Determining true immigrant visa eligibility is an important first step before embarking on the immigration application process.

Christiansen Law Firm is a Texas-based immigration law firm focused on helping clients through the lengthy and complex immigration process. The experienced and friendly immigration law attorneys of Christiansen strive to ensure positive outcomes for immigration law cases involving family-based immigration, citizenship and naturalization, international adoption, deportation and removal issues, and immigration appeals and motions. Contact Christiansen Law Firm in Houston and San Antonio to schedule a free consultation, or go online to request additional information on their immigration legal services.

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