Whether you are applying for a temporary Visa or your complete citizenship, consulting an immigration attorney is imperative to ensure the process is successful. You may have a general idea of how the process works, but complete understanding is best. With this guide and the help of your attorney, you will be able to effectively handle the immigration process.
One of the most important things to understand is that the immigration process is involved and time-consuming. Due to this, you should plan months in advance. Your attorney can help you file a petition, which is the first step in the immigration process.
The petition must be approved by the USCIS, which can take a good amount of time. A sponsor must fill out the petition, but make sure your sponsor is a citizen of the United States.
Once the USCIS approves the petition, your documents are sent to the Department of State’s National Visa Center for pre-processing. During this time, the department will collect all required fees and documents from not only you but also your sponsor. If fees and forms are collected properly, you will receive a letter regarding an immigration interview.
The interview may be planned months in advance, so you will need to remain patient and use this time to prepare for the interview.
You will need to schedule and complete a medical examination and receive all vaccinations before the date of your immigration interview. Make sure to arrive in a timely and neat manner, since you will want your interviewer to see that you are taking the immigration process seriously. When selecting your outfit for your interview, choose business casual pieces. Unfortunately, a large percentage of individuals do not understand the meaning of business casual.
Suits may be the first thing to come to mind when considering business attire, but you do not have to wear a complete suit. If you feel comfortable and confident in a suit, then it is a great option to wear. A pair of pants and a nice shirt is also sufficient. Most women will wear a dress during the interview, but a nice blouse and pants or skirt are also suitable. Do not wear shorts, tank tops, halter tops, swimwear, workout clothing, or t-shirts with foul language or inappropriate pictures.
Approved or Denied
After the interview, the officer will notify you if your visa application has been approved or denied. If approved, you will be given detailed instructions on how you will receive your visa and passport. If denied, an explanation will be given of your denial and what steps you will need to take to reapply.
Applying for your immigration visa can be daunting, but with a bit of patience and effort, it can be a successful experience. For more tips on handling the immigration process, contact The Law Office of Nathan Christensen PC in the Fort Worth, TX area at (972) 497-1017 to speak with an immigration attorney.