Avoid Multiple Immigration Applications By Considering These Details

Immigration to the United States can be complex and there are many various visa options available. Some people may be eligible to apply for more than one type of visa. However, it is important to avoid multiple immigration applications. Submitting more than one application will most certainly raise a red flag and could prevent you from getting a visa or may prolong the process. If you are eligible in more than one category of visa it may be beneficial to speak with a qualified immigration attorney to assist you in deciding which type of visa is best for your situation.

Determine Eligibility

Immigrants may be eligible for visas through more than one method. For example, if you have a sibling who is a U.S. citizen this would allow one option for visa application. At the same time, you may also be eligible for a visa through a parent. In these situations it is usually best to decide which option will provide you with the best success. Some types of visas take longer to process than others so this could be a deciding factor to consider.

Follow Directions

It is essential that you follow the directions for the type of visa for which you are applying. The USCIS, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, provides detailed information about each type of visa. The visa application must be submitted with the appropriate documentation in order to be properly processed. Incorrect or missing information will delay the approval process and in some cases will require you to start the process over again.

Submit Application Fee

Each visa application has a fee requirement. The fee must be paid when the application is submitted regardless of whether the visa is granted or not. Every application requires a fee payment according to the current rates. Submitting multiple applications requires multiple fee payments, which could get expensive.

Choose the Proper Application

By choosing the proper type of visa application you will avoid the potential for problems. Take the time up front to decide which type of visa applies to your specific situation. There are many types of visas, each with their own requirements and criteria. When choosing the type of visa that best suits your needs, consult with an immigration lawyer to make sure that you meet all the requirements for the visa application. Contact the legal team at Udall Shumway PLC to answer all your questions about visa applications.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Avoid Multiple Immigration Applications, or other Immigration Law matters, please feel free to contact Phil D. Ortega at 480.461.5330, log on to udallshumway.com, or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.