USCIS – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

USCIS - United States Citizenship and Immigration ServicesThe U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency in charge of immigration in the U.S.

They oversee processes such as U.S. citizenship, permanent residency (green cards), legal work in the U.S., refugee/asylee and foreign adoption applications.

It’s a part of their responsibility to provide up-to-date information for anyone to have access, (whether through toll-free customer service lines, their website and online interactive assistant Emma). They are also tasked with interviewing applicants, fingerprinting and photographing applicants who pass the first parts of the application checks and welcoming newly naturalized citizens through naturalization ceremonies.

Things to Know About the USCIS and Their Application Checks

Each year, the USCIS makes decisions on about as many as 6 million petitions and applications from people hoping to complete an immigration process. The most recent statistics provided by the USCIS from the last part of last year, state that they receive about 200,000 citizenship applications and 200,000 family-based green card applications in a three month period alone.

The USCIS has the big task of checking the eligibility of all these applicants, checking their documentation and verifying that they should be granted the benefit they are requesting.

Because of the large volume of applications they constantly receive, it’s easy to understand why they are so strict about their applications. Sometimes small errors can cost a person their application and all the money they have paid to apply.

Small errors include forgetting to submit all the paperwork required in the form, forgetting to sign the application and not including translations for supporting documents that are not in English.

There’s nothing worse than being perfectly eligible for an immigration benefit and getting denied on a small error. This is why you must pay special attention to detail when completing your immigration application.

We Can Help Where the USCIS Doesn’t

The USCIS does not always provide the most simple and easy to understand help to applicants and does not have the best track record in ensuring applications do not get rejected for minor mistakes. This is where services like ours come in.

We can help you find out if you likely are eligible for the immigration benefit you are seeking before you get started so that all the work that you do pays off.

Many people make the mistake of completing their applications without really checking to make sure that they meet the basic requirements. And some immigration processes have many extra requirements that go beyond the basic ones stated on USCIS pages. We make it easy for applicants to check their eligibility using our automated quiz. You don’t have to go through pages and pages of immigration rules to begin.

Once you complete the short eligibility quiz, our software goes through the application with you, step-by-step, asking you questions that simplify the questions on the form. The USCIS forms are often written in language that can be confusing. We “bring them down to Earth”, so to speak, so that you can understand the questions and have no trouble answering the questions that pertain to you.

The services we provide can help you present the best possible application the USCIS so that they can have an easy time checking your application and getting you approved for your immigration benefit.

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