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Demystifying the interview for the Green Card

- Sep/2017

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that as of October 1st, a personal interview will be required for all persons with a permanent residency permit still pending (Form I-485) in all categories of work visas. Visa holders of refugee relatives who have received asylum (Form I-730) will do the same procedure.

But it is necessary to clarify: It’s just one more step in the legal process of US permanent residency acquisition. But no need to worry. The assistance of a lawyer, an interpreter or legal representative accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is permitted in the interview. The requirement of the interview is not a new procedure. It is being reintroduced to improve the security and integrity of the United States immigration system.

In cases of legitimate and solid applications, the immigration interview is just another administrative procedure during the expatriation process. Do not lie, don’t give false information or show adulterated documents to public officials. Be transparent and respect the laws.

The United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East offer many opportunities to professionals with a solid background, proven experience, and outstanding skills in their field. This window of opportunity attracts a growing number of foreigners.

If you plan to diversify your investments, develop business, and begin your expatriation process to these destinations, it is important to seek the advice of experts with proven experience, acting in several jurisdictions and accredited by their respective governments. This consultant will have all the technical and professional skills to evaluate the best alternatives to meet your needs and expectations.

The United States and Canada lead the list of preferred countries for people wishing to start a new life abroad. But contrary to the expectations of some individuals, this life change is possible, financially feasible, and can happen in less time than you would expect. Come and learn about all the options with HAYMAN-WOODWARD’s consulting experts.

To know which immigration option best suits your profile and that of your family, in addition to knowing more about the many possible alternatives for your projects to develop successfully, schedule a consultation now. Our specialists will assist you in all the details of your expatriation, at all stages, including business development in the United States. For our firm, each case is unique and is treated as such, with personalized and individualized solutions.

HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC is a Washington (D.C) based law firm, specializing in immigration and federal tax laws; and affiliated with HAYMAN-WOODWARD CORP, a business development, and expatriation consulting firm. All legal services are provided by duly-licensed attorneys in each jurisdiction.


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