Anyone who has gone through the immigration process understands how complex it can be. It is a legal process not many wish to undertake without help. The process involves a lot of paperwork that even US-born citizens struggle with when left alone.
Whether your goal is to become a citizen of the United States, receive a temporary work visa, or obtain a visa for your fiancé, an experienced immigration lawyer will be an integral part of navigating the process successfully. That is because the role of your immigration lawyer is to develop a strategy that will help you achieve your objective is the most efficient and cost effective way. Here at Direct U.S. Immigration, we have been helping our clients with their immigration needs and we want to do the same for you. And along the way, we have identified top reasons to hire an immigration lawyer and the benefits you will receive in case you are on the fence about it.
Reasons to Hire An Immigration Attorney
1. An experienced immigration attorney will explain all of your options.
You may be eligible for more than one type of immigration benefit, including some lesser-known benefits. An attorney can explain the pros and cons of each benefit (including comparisons of cost and timeframe) and help you decide which path is best for you. Having a holistic approach with someone to eats, sleeps, and breathes this information is very important.
2. An experienced immigration attorney has knowledge that will benefit you.
This includes knowledge about the practices at specific agency offices, such as the local USCIS field office handling your case. An experienced attorney is also up to date about recent changes in immigration laws and regulations, as well as changes in USCIS form editions, filing fees, and other information that could prevent your case from being rejected or denied.
3. An experienced immigration attorney will help you avoid costly mistakes.
For example, it is common for people to apply for immigration benefits for which they are not eligible or for an eligible person to answer questions incorrectly or fail to submit the required evidence. These errors can lead to application delays, denials, and in some cases, removal (deportation) from the United States. Mistakes can also be costly financially. Now you might save money in legal fees by applying for an immigration benefit without an immigration attorney, but if you make a mistake, you will pay more later on for an attorney to try and salvage your case. Or even more government fees if you have to file a new case as previously paid government fees do not roll over to your new case. The smarter choice is to hire an experienced immigration attorney at the outset, so he or she can review your situation and advise you of your options.
4. An experienced immigration attorney will advocate for you.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for USCIS and other government agencies to issue incorrect decisions (legally, factually, or both). An experienced immigration attorney will know when the government is wrong and will fight for you. Without an experienced attorney on your side, you might never know that your case was incorrectly denied. Additionally, an attorney can advocate for you throughout your immigration process, such as during USCIS interviews and immigration court hearings.
5. An experienced immigration attorney will give you peace of mind.
Navigating the complexities of immigration law alone can be confusing and stressful. An experienced attorney will take the reins and give you specific guidance on what information and evidence he or she needs allowing you to sit back and relax. Knowing that your case is in good hands will substantially lessen the stress of the immigration process.
As I promised, here’s some bonus information that you may not know about:
There are many benefits to hiring an immigration lawyer.
There is extensive paperwork involved in going through an immigration process, and many can struggle with completing it or knowing which forms must be filed in conjunction with others. No matter whether you are a native English speaker or not, understanding legal terms can be complicated. An immigration lawyer like myself can explain everything to you and answer all the questions you might have. If you are unsure whether certain information or evidence is needed, a qualified immigration attorney can assist you.
No matter how difficult your case might seem, an immigration lawyer knows how to achieve the desired outcome. We are familiar with the procedural maneuvers and opportunities that can enhance your application, but that can be easily overlooked by someone who lacks experience in the field. An immigration lawyer like myself will suggest several options on how to proceed with your case. We will outline the possible consequences of each of option and advise as to which one has the highest chance of success.
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