Understanding The Immigration Attorney Timeline

December 29, 2023

Navigating the U.S. immigration system can often feel like journeying through a maze with numerous twists and turns. This is where the expertise of an immigration attorney is invaluable. At Salmón & Haas Immigration Attorneys, we often encounter clients who are curious about the timeline associated with their immigration cases. Understanding this timeline is crucial in setting realistic expectations and preparing adequately. Here's a breakdown of the typical immigration attorney timeline.

Initial Consultation

The journey begins with a free initial consultation. This is where we discuss your specific circumstances, needs, and goals. During this session, we gather essential information to assess your case and provide preliminary advice on the best course of action.

Case Evaluation and Strategy Development

Following the consultation, we undertake a detailed evaluation of your case. This involves analyzing all relevant facts, reviewing documentation, and considering applicable immigration laws and policies. Based on this analysis, we develop a strategic plan tailored to your situation.

Document Preparation and Filing

One of the most time-intensive phases is preparing and filing necessary documents. This stage varies greatly depending on the complexity of the case. For instance, visa applications, adjustment of status, and citizenship applications all have different paperwork and processing times. Our team ensures accuracy and completeness to avoid delays.

Case Tracking and Correspondence

After filing, we track the progress of your case and maintain communication with immigration agencies. During this period, we also handle any correspondence with these entities, including responding to Requests for Evidence (RFEs) or Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), if they arise.

Interview Preparation and Attendance

For certain immigration applications, an interview with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a mandatory part of the process. We help prepare you for this interview, discussing potential questions and the best ways to present your case. If needed, our attorneys can also accompany you to these interviews.

Awaiting Decision and Possible Appeals

Once all steps are completed, we await the decision from USCIS or other relevant immigration authorities. Should the decision be unfavorable, we evaluate and advise on potential appeal or motion options, continuing our advocacy on your behalf.

Post-Decision Actions

After a favorable decision, there might still be steps to complete. This could involve receiving physical proof of status (such as a Green Card or naturalization certificate), advising on rights and responsibilities associated with your new status, or planning for future immigration needs.

Regular Updates and Communication

Throughout this entire process, regular updates and open lines of communication are maintained. We understand the importance of keeping our clients informed and reassured every step of the way.

Achieve Your American Dream With Salmón & Haas Immigration Attorneys

At Salmón & Haas Immigration Attorneys, we are committed to guiding you through the immigration process with clarity, efficiency, and personalized attention. While timelines can vary based on individual circumstances and the ever-changing landscape of immigration law, our goal is to navigate you through this journey with expertise and care.

Need guidance on your immigration journey? Contact Salmón & Haas Immigration Attorneys today for a free consultation and comprehensive evaluation of your case and expert assistance every step of the way.

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Immigration law can be complex, but we always stay on top of the latest developments. If you have questions about immigration law or your immigration case, contact us today to set up a free initial consultation.

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