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What Documents Do I Need for My Initial Consultation with an Immigration Lawyer?

There is likely a lot at stake for you when immigrating to the United States. So it is not recommended to go through this process alone, but rather with suitable legal representation. This is when an initial consultation must be scheduled. Without further ado, read on to discover what documents you should prepare for your initial consultation with one of the seasoned attorneys from our Lyndhurst naturalization law firm, The Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta.

What services might an immigration lawyer offer?

At The Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, every client of ours comes in with a unique set of circumstances surrounding their immigration status, not to mention a unique set of goals surrounding their immigration case. And we can only assume that this also applies to you. Rest assured, our firm has over 20 years of experience in providing the following immigration services:

  • Family immigration services (i.e., fiancé visa, green card, etc).
  • Employment immigration services (i.e., H-1B visa, PERM visa, etc).
  • Deportation and removal defense services.
  • Student visa services.
  • Citizenship and naturalization services.

What documents should I prepare for my initial consultation with an immigration lawyer?

Importantly, you must provide your immigration lawyer with enough information in your initial consultation so that they may better formulate a legal strategy going forward.

You may rest assured knowing that we pride ourselves on maintaining a strong attorney-client relationship and upholding attorney-client confidentiality. So, we will not disclose any of this information to any outsiders (i.e., the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, etc).

Obviously, you should come with proof of your identity, such as a copy of your passport and a copy of your birth certificate. But you should also try to track down additional documents you believe may become relevant to your case. Examples are as follows:

  • A copy of your marriage certificate (if your case is related to a fiancé visa)
  • Copies of any police documents and court documents about you (if you hold a criminal record).
  • Any official immigration applications that you have begun to fill out (or copies of applications you have already submitted).
  • Any official immigration notices or orders you have already received (from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).
  • Any official arrival documents you received when entering the United States (like an I-94 document).
  • A list of any questions you may have regarding the specifics of your immigration case.

As you may likely conclude yourself, there may be a lot of barriers you must overcome in your immigration journey. So you should not hesitate in reaching out to one of the competent attorneys from our Lyndhurst naturalization law firm, The Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta.