What Should I Bring to My Initial Consultation with an Immigration Lawyer?

Facing complications with obtaining legal status in the United States may be quite stressful for you and your family. This is why you must not endure this application process alone but with legal representation from an immigration lawyer. This starts with scheduling and attending an initial consultation. Read on to discover what you should bring to your initial consultation with a seasoned family immigration lawyer in Milwaukee, WI, at Sesini Law Group, S.C.

What do I have to bring to my initial consultation with an immigration lawyer?

Perhaps you want to seek to work authorization for a United States employer. Maybe you wish to marry a United States citizen. Or you want to help your family members or children seek asylum away from their dangerous homeland. Whatever your case may be, an initial consultation with an immigration lawyer is the first step you should take.

Certain pieces of official immigration documentation are essential in bringing to your initial consultation. This is because the more documentation you provide your immigration lawyer, the more they may be able to assist you in reaching your immigration goal. Without further ado, it may be in your best interest to gather and provide the following:

  • Your passport (or a copy).
  • Your birth certificate (or a copy).
  • Your Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record (or a copy).
  • Any immigration applications you may have already filed.
  • Any immigration notices or orders you may have already received.

What else should I prepare?

When you sit down with an immigration lawyer at your initial consultation, you must be willing to answer personal questions related to your immigration status. And to best answer these questions, it may be helpful to write down important dates and events related to your case.

In addition, you should prepare a list of questions that you are anticipating to ask an immigration lawyer. This is so you do not forget them while receiving all this new information in your meeting. And remember that your lawyer will not think any question is too simple or too frivolous to answer.

Lastly, you should try to be as open and honest as possible with an immigration lawyer as possible. With this, you must trust in your client-lawyer relationship in that they are only looking out for your best interest. What’s more, you must trust that your lawyer will uphold client confidentiality. So the information that you disclose in your meeting will never be given to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or any other government agency.

You must act fast when applying for legal status in the United States. So you should not wait too long before contacting a family immigration lawyer in Milwaukee, WI. Schedule your initial consultation with Sesini Law Group, S.C. today.

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