Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Here are some of the worst mistakes immigrants make applying for legal papers

2 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts



.S. immigration applications can be complex and cumbersome, so it’s always better to work with a licensed immigration attorney. But their legal services can be very expensive, and many immigrants opt to go through the process alone.

However, mistakes are common when filing immigration forms, and the applications can therefore be delayed or denied by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

These are some of the worst mistakes filling paperwork that should be avoided at all costs, according to USCIS:

 Failure to sign a document


Without a signature, the document is automatically rejected and returned.



JANUARY 17, 2019 1:00 PM


 Using outdated forms

USCIS recommends downloading forms directly from its website, filling in the information requested electronically and then printing them before sending them to its offices.


 Leaving parts of the questionnaire blank

All forms must be completely filled in.

 Using colored ink or illegible writing

The forms must be filled in with black ink and in clearly legible lettering inside the spaces provided.



 Don’t use highlighters or correction liquids

USCIS scanners can’t easily read text that has been highlighted, crossed out or written over correction fluid or tape.

 Submitting forms with corrections

USCIS recommends starting over with a new form instead of trying to correct a mistake.




I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. But from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice -Theodore Parker

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Loved the first paragraph.  Was this written by a lawyer.


Regardless, thanks for the summary as these are all very common mistakes.

Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -

Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
  • Create New...