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4 Steps When Completing an Immigration Application

There are many reasons why people seek to emigrate from their own countries. These can include employment opportunities, persecution, and war. Because your ability to immigrate to another country could mean the very livelihood of you and your family, you definitely want to do it right. If you have decided to commence the immigration process below are some tips. Following them could very well make the difference between being approved and receiving a rejection.

1. Complete the application in full

An immigration application is composed of requests for information that is required in order for government bodies in charge of citizenship and immigration to determine whether you are eligible and you should be approved. Neglecting to complete the application in full will not allow those people reviewing it to make an educated decision and as a result it may be delayed or rejected.

When completing your immigration application, ensure you complete it in full. Complete all fields and even if something does not apply, write “N/A”. Doing so will demonstrate your attention to details, show you are serious about immigrating, and will allow government officers to have everything they need to process your application.

2. Choose the correct category

Depending on the country that you want to immigrate into, that country receives many applications to do so. Because they cannot approve everyone, competition is fierce. Therefore, you need to strive to put you in the best position to have your application approved. A major part of this is choosing the correct category to apply under.

When immigrating, people can choose a category that applies to them. Examples of these included skilled worker, self-employed, student, or refugee. When completing your application, you want to make sure you look at category definitions and ensure you are applying under the one that you are eligible for most. Failure to do so could result in prolonged delays and outright rejections.

3. Enclose documents

Government branches in charge of citizenship often require documents that support your application and corroborate information given. Therefore, you need to be prepared to provide them.

Before even beginning your application process, determine what supporting documents are needed for the category you are applying under. These can include confirmations of employment, education certificates, marriage licenses, and copies of citizenship tests. Even if documents are not requested on your application, the more information you provide, the better and it could even hasten the process. Also, chances are after receiving it, the application officer may request the documents anyway. Therefore, it is best just to send them to avoid any delays.

4. Hire an attorney

Chances are you are going through the immigration process for the first time. As a result, you may find instructions and forms confusing and frustrating. This can be exacerbated by the fact that you may not know the official language of the country you are applying to very well, making the process even worse. Therefore, it is best to have someone on your side who is familiar with procedures and can help you.

Hiring an immigration lawyer in the country you are hoping to immigrate into will maximize the chances of an approved application. This attorney knows the nation’s language and is familiar with the process and what is required of applicants. In the event you have made your application and there appears to be delays, your attorney may have connections or at least knowledge of who to call to get some answers. If you have received a rejection, you will at least have already hired an attorney who can assist with this process as well.

Ronald Ryan

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