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    At the beginning of the process of applying for a visa, you’re going to ask yourself, “Do I need a lawyer?” If your case is very simple and straightforward, then you may not need a lawyer. If you are obviously eligible and have a clean background check, you may be able to get a visa or green card without a lawyer. Regardless of your situation, an immigration lawyer can give you peace of mind as they help you navigate the path of immigrating to the US. Adolphe Law Group is here to help with your various immigration law needs.

    United States immigration law is incredibly complicated; it has been extensively developed, often without judicial oversight. If you are out of the country, lawyers are unable to attend your consular interviews. They can, however, prepare the paperwork and follow up with consulates. In many situations, lawyers can save you time in the lengthy process. 

    Finding your Best Option

    There are multiple options for each person who is immigrating. For example, if you’re a skilled worker, you may qualify for multiple visas or green cards. It can be difficult to pick which one will be best for you. Florida immigration attorney can help you decide which option will work best for you.

    Another common option is a family-based visa. If you’re wanting to become a US citizen, it may be easier for you to get married to an American citizen than to enter the U.S. on an immigrant visa. Another option is a K-1 fiance visa. An immigration attorney will be able to tell you which option will most benefit you and your family.

    Employers Looking to Hire

    Because of the lucrative job market, as well as the education system, many people want to move to the United States to work or go to school. When planning such a large move, you may not have time to dedicate to understanding immigration law. Immigrating to the US for work may require an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), proving you are legally allowed to work on US soil, usually up to one year. The next step after an EAD is a PERM visa, which is for those people who are looking to become a permanent resident. Studying at an American university will require an F-1 or M-1 visa. Each of these applications require detailed applications to be accurately completed. Immigration attorneys specialize in understanding these forms and successfully getting them approved. It would work to your advantage to have an expert in this situation.

    If You Are in Immigration Court Proceedings

    Another reason to hire an immigration lawyer is to help you in immigration court proceedings. If your proceedings are ongoing or on appeal, your fate belongs to the court and the same procedures you were following will no longer work. Always seek legal counsel in this case, even if your case has been denied, because they give you the best chance of a positive outcome. 


    If you feel the United States government has wrongly deemed you inadmissible as an immigrant, seeking legal counsel to determine your next steps is advisable. An immigration lawyer will provide you with the necessary steps to take and help you complete appropriate waivers to ask for legal forgiveness or to clear up any misunderstandings. 

    If You Are Overwhelmed by the Paperwork

    Every U.S. immigration application involves paperwork. You’ll have to gather documents proving your eligibility; unfortunately, mistakes will certainly cause a delay or rejection of your visa. Immigration lawyers have successfully completed this process numerous times. Immigration lawyers save time and money by reviewing documents before they are sent to the immigration authorities.

    Delays in the Process

    As in most government processes, delays are to be expected. It’s important to set appropriate expectations, remain patient and hopeful, and continue to dream. If you have questions or want help with the process, hiring an immigration attorney from Adolphe Law Group is the next step. They are available to help you make feel supported in your journey to living in the United States.


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