If you or a loved one have ever inquired any immigration services, or are wanting to further seek immigration assistance regarding a visa, sponsorship, application, etc., then you are most certainly familiar with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, more commonly known as USCIS.
For individuals looking to immigrate to the Unites States, sponsor family members, friends, a spouse or a child, etc., the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be the place to go for more information.* The immigration services are a federally governed agency, they work with their own forms, timeframes and services they offer. USCIS are able to assist with all of your immigration inquiries from being admitted into the country, to travel documents, work permits, asylum, citizenship and green card applications, alien fiancé petitions and much, much more! (You can visit their website for a full list of services, link provided in the references below!*)
When working with USCIS it is vital to acquaint oneself with how the agency operates. You must have a good understanding and a realistic expectation of what is to come from your immigration case and working with USCIS. For example, each individual application has its own processing time. It is essential to understand that there are thousands of applicants each year, month, and week that submit their paperwork into the immigration services. This all takes time to process – that is way it is of the utmost importance to ensure any and all documentation is filled out entirely and correctly before filing.
It is important to be as updated and educated on all aspects of your case and be familiar with any forms you might be required to fill out. While the USCIS website provides quite a lot of information, you may always seek the services of a licensed and experienced immigration attorney to assist you in your immigration case. Immigration lawyers are thoroughly familiar with any processes, procedures and forms when it comes to their specialty of immigration law. Should you choose to retain an attorney, unless otherwise specified, they would assist with the entirety of your case – from learning about your specific situation, to providing legal advice for the best course of action, filling out and filing the appropriate documentation and submitting any additional evidence should it be necessary.
If you are in need of legal assistance or would like to schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney so they may provide you with legal advice in your specific situation, you can contact our office online by submitting a Contact Form at Contact Us | The Law Offices of Eugene Mogilevsky (egmlegal.com) or by directly calling our office at (317) 743-7958. Additionally, our attorneys practice a variety of different laws as well such as immigration law, family law and divorce, real estate, criminal, litigation, probate, wills, trust, trademarks, business law, power of attorney, wills and more!
Disclaimer: This blog post is for educational and informational purposes only and is not to be taken as legal advice in any capacity. Reading this blog does not constitute or establish an attorney-client relationship.
*Useful links and references:
USCIS - https://www.uscis.gov/
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, https://www.uscis.gov/.