In this article, we discuss how to prepare for a meeting with an immigration attorney and some of the situations you could encounter that requires a need for an immigration attorney. Immigrating to the United States legally and correctly can be a daunting task because US immigration law is complex, confusing and especially intimidating. Whether you or a loved one needs a visa, green card, is looking for citizenship, or just visiting the US for less than 90 days your legal needs will vary.
A good immigration attorney will save you time, worry and possibly a lot of money. Below is a list of scenarios when an immigration attorney is highly suggested.
Once you’ve scheduled your first in-person or over the phone consultation with the immigration attorney it’s important to organize any immigration-related documents and have a goal for the initial consultation. Items such as your visa, passport, I-94, marriage certificate or birth certificate if applicable, criminal record, and any pass notices from immigration authorities will be important to move the process along smoothly.
The attorney will listen to your situation, answer any questions and then tell you how to move forward and whether you need any additional forms or any corrections to existing forms. Be prepared with any questions you have for the attorney and to explain your immigration situation. Any information that you discuss with your attorney is confidential, but be aware that your attorney will not lie on your behalf. If you tell him or her you need a document or something else for your fake marriage in order to proceed forward with the immigration process, be prepared to be told to go elsewhere.
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