We present you a guide with the THREE things you MUST do when you receive a denial from USCIS
One of the biggest fears when you begin your Immigration process, is to be denied. Sometimes that possibility prevents many of us to take action, and we get it. It can be terrifying. When you receive a denial form the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, don’t panic just yet, you might have options. Here are the THREE things you MUST do when receiving a denial from USCIS.
The first thing to do once you receive a denial from USCIS is to contact your Immigration Attorney. If you don’t have one, you should really consider hiring a lawyer. Whatever is the reason for the denial, you will need an attorney to either file a motion to reopen or reconsider, or to deal with removal proceedings (deportation).
The second thing to do is make a plan of action. Read the denial carefully and discuss with your immigration attorney what is the best step going forward. Does it benefit you to appeal? Start over? File a motion to reopen or reconsider? Depending on your case and the type of application you filed, you will have different options. For each process, it is best to have an attorney handling the situation, so you can avoid any further mistakes.
The third thing is to follow any notice to appear at immigration court. Immigration attorneys frequently receive questions from clients who were scheduled for a court appearance but either forgot, couldn’t attend, or simply hoped the issue would go away. Not showing up for a court date is one of the worst things you can do to your chances of immigrating. You may be arrested and deported without any further hearings.
In Summary, when you receive a Denial from USCIS, the three things you should immediately do are:
- Contact your attorney
- Make a plan of action
- Follow any notice to appear at immigration court
If you want to take control of your future, start now by understanding your immigration options and letting us review your record. At the Law Offices of Connie Kaplan we can help you make the United States your permanent home.