Jump to Navigation

What mistakes might occur during green card application process?

Florida immigrants who are seeking U.S. residency may be interested in some tips on things to avoid during the green card application process. These mistakes can seriously delay or invalidate an application.

After a person has applied for permanent residency in the U.S., the process can take a long time to complete. During this time, those who are eligible for a green card may need to be aware of several things that could affect their chances of gaining permanent residency.

For instance, any false information on the green card application or given to officers from the USCIS could make a person ineligible for residency. Blank answers on the forms could also delay the process. If an answer does not apply, the applicant should answer "N/A" instead of leaving it blank. When the applicant receives their medical examination results, they are generally in a sealed envelope. Opening this envelope can invalidate the examination and force the person to be re-examined, causing additional delays.

There are numerous activities that could bar a person's application for permanent residency. These include giving legal advice to another person without a law license and committing any crimes within the United States. Additionally, smuggling others into the U.S. is illegal and will most likely affect a person's green card application. Lastly, living outside of the country for too long after a green card is granted could result in the person's permanent residency status being revoked.

Because this information should not be taken as legal advice, a person looking to gain permanent residency status in the U.S. may find the help of an attorney useful. The attorney may be able to fill out the necessary forms and ensure that other requirements are met. The attorney may also be helpful in understanding what activities to avoid in order to help the green card application process along.

Source: Findlaw, "Green Card", December 29, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • facebook
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Google+
Visit Our Immigration Law Website

Contact Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Cuevas, Garcia & Torres, P.A.
Attorneys at Law

Miami Dadeland Office
7300 N. Kendall Drive 
Suite 680
Miami, FL 33156
Toll Free: 877-801-4135
Phone: 305-461-9500
Fax: 305-448-7300
Map and Directions

Midtown Miami
3401 North Miami Avenue 
Suite 209
Miami, FL 33127 
Map and Directions

FindLaw Network