Almost no immigration matter can be completed until a formal interview with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been conducted. That being said, it is very important that interviewees are fully prepared for the procedure(s) facing them; failure to adequately complete the immigration interview process could dramatically jeopardize an individual’s ability to successfully secure citizenship or anything else.
Although every interview with the USCIS will differ slightly from the next, there are certain aspects of the process that can be prepared for, so as to avoid any unnecessary misinterpretations that could negatively affect the wellbeing of your case. To best prepare yourself for the immigration interview ahead of you, we encourage you to review the following do’s and don’ts, and to speak with a New York immigration lawyer from Pozo Goldstein, LLP before the process begins.
It is the responsibility of the USCIS official who conducts your interview to determine if there is anything about your personal background and / or current circumstances that could present as disadvantageous to allowing you to proceed with your immigration request. While the decision that is ultimately made will primarily depend upon the nature of the circumstances that are specific to your case, there are steps that can be taken to ensure that you stand the best chance of obtaining the immigration status that you desire.
Just as there are certain behaviors that can enhance your immigration interview experience, so too are there behaviors that could hinder your ability to do well during this process. Accordingly, it would be wise to review the following list of “don’ts” to ensure that you are fully aware of what might not be well-received during your interview.
Attending an immigration interview of any nature is not something to be taken lightly. A lot can be on the line at this time, and if it’s not handled appropriately, your case could be adversely affected. Therefore, it is highly encouraged that you seek the legal representation of an attorney at our firm before attending your immigration interview. When you’re instructed by a professional at our office, you can attend your interview feeling confident and fully prepared for the questions that will inevitably be asked of you.
Together, the lawyers at our firm have spent the past half century representing individuals through all different types of immigration matters. We are prepared to do the same for you, especially if it concerns helping prep you for an upcoming immigration interview. Our legal services are offered in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese, so don’t wait to contact a New York City immigration attorney at our office for the help that you both need and deserve at this time.
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