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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Getting a Green Card


Immigration law tends to be extremely complicated. If you’re hoping to apply for a green card in the United States, you and more than 1 million other people are vying for the same number of permanent residency cards. If you make a mistake during the process, you could lose out on your chance. Here are 3 possible errors many people tend to make when applying.

Failing to Properly Sign all Forms

Part of the application process involves filling out countless amounts of paperwork. The applications can be overwhelming, so it isn’t surprising forget basics like your required signature or to leave out pages. These mistakes can prevent your application from being successful. Before sending your application, make sure you sign all your forms. Likewise, ensure the correct person is signing the proper form.

Incorrect Payment Amounts

Applying for a green card means paying the right fees to the right people at the right time. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCSIS) charges a significant filing fee to process your application. You need to ensure you’re filling our the checks correctly, including the Payee, amount and, of course, signing the check. If you make a mistake on these essential details, USCIS will send back your entire application, which may set you back several months in the process.

Giving False Information

Any false answers on your application, even if it’s a mistake, could be construed as fraudulently trying to obtain an immigration benefit. If UCSIS thinks you’ve lied on your application, you may be denied and the government might try to deport you. Ensure all your dates, locations, criminal records, and essential items are close by and accurate while you are filling out your application or petition. Likewise, double check all your answers before sending the application to avoid the appearance of trying to provide false information.

If you need help applying for a green card, don’t hesitate to call one of our Dallas immigration attorneys about your case. Akula & Associates, P.C. is a full-service immigration law firm dedicated to helping people achieve their dreams of working and living in the United States.

Contact us at (844) 299-5003 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation with us today.

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