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Mistakes to Avoid in Your Visa Application

Applying for a U.S. visa isn’t easy. There are many forms to fill out, dates to be aware of, and criteria you need to fill before you can be considered a suitable applicant. Likewise, your visa may not be granted if too many have already been distributed to other applicants. To help you avoid potential pitfalls, we have assembled some of the most common mistakes made in the visa application process.

Mistake #1: Applying Without Confirming Eligibility

Not all U.S. visas suit every individual. Some visas have incredibly strict criteria each applicant must meet. For example, certain sponsorship and residency requirements have to be met in order to qualify for a fiancé visa. Make sure you know for sure you fit all the necessary categories to apply for a particular visa.

Mistake #2: Failing to Send in All Necessary Supporting Documents

The application must have all necessary documents asked for during the application process in order for you to even be considered. Forgetting or failing to send all needed supporting materials can lead to petition delays or even outright denials.

Mistake #3: Lying on or Omitting Information on the Petition

All information on the application must be accurate and true. Omissions of any critical information can be considered “lying” on visa applications. Misinformation and omitting information can lead to visa denials and could also result in criminal fraud charges.

Mistake #4: Waiting Until the Last Minute

As soon as you know you want to move to the United States for work or education, you should start to begin filling out your paperwork. Applications are on tight deadlines, and the sooner you submit all appropriate information, the better chance you have to correct any potential mistakes or get ahead of similar applicants.

Mistake #5: Not Hiring an Experienced Lawyer

An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can be a considerable asset for petitioners seeking to avoid any and all mistakes. Lawyers can prevent you from missing deadlines, which could hurt your chances of securing visas. Likewise, they can be helpful when petitions are delayed or even denied.

If you need professional advice, talk to our skilled Lake Charles immigration lawyers as soon as possible. We can help you navigate through the complex world of immigration law and visa applications. Let us see what we can do to help.

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