Why You Should Consult An Immigration Lawyer And What You Should Carry To The Visa Interview

You have applied for a visa for yourself and your family. Do you take the help of an immigration lawyer? Let us have a look at why you should.

The immigration journey is not only arduous but it also involves a long wait. In many cases, people are forced, as applicants for the green card, to consult an immigration lawyer due to being overwhelmed by the whole process, which can seem really tedious and is usually very intricate. If you as an applicant are in the process of going in for the green card or bringing across one or more of your family members to the United States; and in this regard have not been very successful in getting assistance then you should definitely ponder over the idea of taking help from an Immigration Attorney. Even if you or anyone in your family have been told by USCIS, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that you shall be deported back you should think of seeking an immigration lawyer’s help, for this step could make all the difference between getting permanent residency and deportation. Sometimes you could be lucky – some immigration lawyers give free consultations, or they could simply deduct the consultation cost from the total fees that you will pay.

So these are 2 situations which should goad you to seek a lawyer’s help:

1) If you are moving abroad with your family and also if you have a child who is under twenty one years of age

2) If you have received an employment offer and you have therefore applied for a visa but your employer does not want to handle your process for immigration.

What to carry to the Interview for the Visa

The interview is one of the last stages in the entire journey for immigration. Be careful to prepare for the interview and remember to take along documents and photocopies of all the originals to the interview. Even one missing document could delay the entire process and even lead to denial of the visa.

These are some documents required to be with you during the interview:

1) Immigration medical exam results: The USCIS Civil Surgeon would have handed over the results of the Immigration medical exam to you in a sealed envelope. Be sure to carry this with you to the interview.

2) Photographs: Two similar color pictures for every applicant, as per the requirements mentioned to you.

3) Passports: The passport should be valid, that it should not have expired and it should not expire before six months of the applicant’s date for entry into the country.

4) Appointment letter: You should carry along the appointment letter that you received for the interview.