5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Immigration Consultation

  • By: Christine Limongello
  • Published: July 9, 2021
5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Immigration Consultation

If you have an immigration issue and you want the help of an experienced attorney, you should arrange a consultation with Serving Immigrants. At your consultation, we will discuss your issues and explore your options. There are some steps you can take prior to the consultation to get the most out of the meeting.


Gather Documents

The most important thing you can do prior to your consultation is to gather all the necessary documents so you can provide copies to the attorney. These documents may include things such as your birth certificate, visas or visa applications, passports, marriage certificates, and any documents you were given when you entered the United States. If you have a criminal record, then copies of all police and court documents will be necessary.


Prepare Questions

You may be nervous during the consultation and forget what questions you have for the attorney. Make a list ahead of time, so you are prepared. Some questions you may want to ask include: What is the attorney’s experience with your issue? What are the chances of success? What’s the best strategy for your case? What can you do to help the case run smoothly?


Write Down Dates and Circumstances Important to Your Case 

Information such as why you left your country and whether you have a sponsor is essential for the attorney to move forward on your case. If you are a refugee, write down specific occurrences that led to you leaving your country. It is important to give the attorney as much information as possible.


Thoroughly Fill Out Any Intake Forms 

Prior to your consultation, you may be given a form to fill out asking for information regarding your issue. Be sure to fill it out promptly and thoroughly.


Be Honest With the Attorney

It is of the utmost importance that you are honest with the attorney during your consultation. An attorney can’t help you with your case if they do not have all of the facts. Immigration law can be complex, and there are many pitfalls that you may encounter. Being honest with the attorney from the get-go can help avoid these pitfalls.


Contact an Experienced Immigration Attorney

If you have an immigration issue that you would like to address, you should set up a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney. At Serving Immigrants, we have the experience and knowledge to help you with your immigration needs. Contact us online or call us at 305-924-1133 to schedule a consultation.

Magdalena Cuprys, Esq.

As an immigrant and a refugee herself, attorney Magdalena Cuprys understands how
important, terrifying, and exciting immigrating to America can be. She understands
how important it is to have one’s legal status in order to achieve the American dream.

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