The nuances of immigration law are often the difference between obtaining citizenship or getting denied. It’s important to know and understand the laws that govern your immigration status so that your expectations are clear. Below are 3 important immigration law tips to think about in your quest for citizenship:
- Think about establishing citizenship as soon as possible. If you have a green card and plan on staying in the United States, then you should apply for citizenship as soon as possible, which is usually five years after your green card is granted. Citizenship offers you more protection than having a green card when it comes to deportation risk.
- Be on time for all official immigration appointments. If you are late to any scheduled appointments pertaining to your immigration status, you may delay your application process and in a worst-case scenario get deported. Pay attention and don’t be late.
- Always make copies of all forms and stay on top of your application status. We know these things take time, and your focus is important to make sure things go smoothly. The USCIS is known to lose documents here and there, so making copies and sending documents via certified mail is a must. Your immigration status is ultimately your responsibility, and you need to always know your rights.
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