Common Immigration Applications Mistakes

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At Buhler Thomas Law, P.C., we’re your trusted immigration lawyers here to assist you with every step of what can often be a very difficult process. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is no joke, and you need to be precise and detailed in your applications and forms.

Knowing what to do in these situations is what we’re here for, and knowing what not to do can often be just as vital. Let’s look at a few of the most common mistakes people make when applying for work visas or any other form of immigration.

Mistakes or Inconsistencies

The quickest way to create problems or have an application denied is making mistakes. Be very careful as you fill out forms – don’t rush, and be sure to check all your information before you send the application off. Many forms ask for the same information more than once, so be prepared for this. Make sure you spell things the same way and are standardized across all documents to avoid inconsistencies that might get you rejected.

Incomplete Answers

If you’re unsure about what should go in a particular place on the form, get clarification from an expert like the green card attorneys at Buhler Thomas Law, P.C. Do not leave sections blank or incomplete, as this will almost certainly lead to a rejection of your application. If questions clearly don’t apply to you, write “N/A” or “not applicable.” Never guess or try to use your memory for information you could look up.

Wrong Forms

There are several different potential paths within immigration, and each of them have their own sets of applications and forms. Make sure you have the right ones and don’t spend hours filling out useless forms. Perhaps more importantly, make sure you’re actually eligible for the type of immigration you’re applying for in advance.

Wrong Address

It sounds silly, but thousands of applications become useless each year when people send them to the wrong address for the USCIS. Carefully read the instructions for mailing, and be sure to attach the correct fee if there is one.

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