There is no law that requires you to get the legal services of an immigration attorney when you’re attempting to travel to the United States for work or study or when you’re attempting to obtain permanent resident status or citizenship. If you’re lucky enough to fill out all of the right forms, have all of the supporting documents you need, have a legal right to enter or live in the U.S. and you don’t encounter any problems, you can reach your goal of a visa, green card or citizenship on your own.
Unfortunately, U.S. immigration law is extremely complicated and there are any number of bumps along the path to an entrance visa, permanent residency and citizenship that can either stall your application or that can even bar you from attempting to enter or stay in the U.S. Not only do you have to worry about your own documentation and making sure you follow procedures correctly, you also have to deal with the bureaucracy of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which, like most government agencies, is sluggish at best.
So, how do you know when it’s time to call in the cavalry and get the legal services of an immigration lawyer? Here are some scenarios you may encounter that mean you’ll need help:
- You’re Involved In Immigration Court Proceedings
If you have ever been or are now in immigration court proceedings to deport you from the United States, you need expert legal help. An immigration lawyer can help you through the proceedings and can determine whether or not any legal problems you’re having will affect the outcome of your application to live in the U.S.
- You’re Ineligible To Immigrate
If the USCIS or a consulate has determined that you are inadmissible or ineligible to enter the U.S. for one of any number of reasons, an immigration lawyer can help you before you begin your application process to determine if there are mitigating circumstances that will allow you to enter the country.
- You’re Overwhelmed By Paperwork
If you feel that you’re either being buried in paperwork that you can’t possibly sort out in a timely manner or you just don’t understand the paperwork you’re being asked to submit, an immigration lawyer can help. A lawyer has seen all of the paperwork many times before and can help you decipher it, get it filled out and help you gather all of the documents and information you need.
- You’re Encountering Unusual Delays
If it feels like the wheels of the USCIS have ground to a halt and your paperwork has gotten lost in a governmental black hole, an immigration lawyer can help. Immigration lawyers have been around the block many times with the USCIS and they often know the right people or offices to call to either unclog your paperwork or find out where it’s bogged down.
Why take chances with your dream of living and working in the United States. Get the legal services of a well-established immigration lawyer in the Dallas area, Nathan Christensen at The Law Office of Nathan Christensen PC. Call (972) 885-6625 or visit www.immigrationlawyerdallastx.com to schedule an appointment.
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