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Avoid these mistakes when filling out immigration forms

On Behalf of | Apr 1, 2022 | Family Immigration |

When you’re filling out immigration forms with the intention of coming to the United States to live or getting your citizenship, you need to be very careful about the information you include and what you exclude. Not filling out your paperwork correctly could lead to a denial of the visa or application, making it harder for you to get what you want out of the process.

There’s no question that the immigration process is complex. It can be daunting to think about all the documentation that is needed and what you have to collect to prove that you should be able to come to or stay in the country. Errors on your immigration application can, at the very least, slow down the approval of a visa. At worst, it could get you rejected.

There are a couple of errors you should avoid on your immigration paperwork at all costs. These include:

  • Including incorrect or false information
  • Not dating or signing your application

Making these errors could result in your application being rejected, so you need to be sure your application is filled out correctly before submission.

Including incorrect or false information

The first thing you need to be sure of is that you only include accurate information on your immigration paperwork. Don’t lie about past trouble with the law or convictions, because the likelihood is that those issues will come to light. Your best bet is to include all appropriate information and to be thorough with your application. Be sure all information is accurate and that you don’t stretch the truth on these papers.

Not dating or signing your application

It may not seem like a big offense to forget to date or sign your paperwork, but did you know that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services could reject your application for failing to include this basic information? To avoid an automatic rejection, always date and sign these legal documents.

These are two issues to avoid when you fill out your immigration paperwork. By being honest and thorough with your paperwork (as well as filling out all the appropriate information), you’ll be in a better position and be more likely to get approved.


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