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Immigration lawyers remind all to keep alert against those initiating immigration fraud.

May 16, 2013

Be careful of fraud in regards to immigration lawyers and those posing as immigration lawyers. Make sure your Utah lawyer is lawfully accredited and able to aid you in your immigration journey or to address any immigration concerns that you might have.

There are many unscrupulous people and businesses that claim to be able to assist immigrations with the immigration process but in the end what they are doing is considered by many as unlawful. Making sure that you pick the right attorney to assist you with your immigration process is as vital as completing the proper forms in the correct way. Unfortunately, the reality is apparent to any lawyer in Utah, that fraudsters are much too common and will capitalize on an immigrant’s attempt to identify and navigate the complexities of the immigration procedure. Immigration lawyers in Utah are licensed through the state bar and can assist you regardless of the magnitude or intricacy of your immigration concerns.

The proceeding bullets are a few crucial things anyone should do to stay clear of the above mentioned type of fraud:

  • Refuse to give money in exchange for blank government forms. These forms are free at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s internet domain.

  • See to it that the immigration information that you receive from internet sites are both legitimate and official and are from government websites that end in dot gov (. gov). Those looking to commit fraud occasionally establish comparable internet sites, however they will not end in dot gov (.gov).

  • Make certain the individual that you seek immigration assistance from is licensed or accredited and qualified to aid you. Attorneys and authorized representatives are often the only individuals legally licensed to offer immigration assistance. The Utah State Bar has a listing of the immigration lawyers in Utah. The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) at the Department of Justice keeps a listing of certified representatives qualified for you immigration needs.

  • Be wary of notaries and notary publics that claim to be able to offer immigration assistance. Generally they cannot offer legal assistance and may charge you a significant sum for services that could harm your chances for successfully immigrating to the Unites States.

  • Refuse to sign any kind of paperwork prior to it actually being completed and ready to file, or any paperwork that contains any incorrect details or personal information.

  • Do not let any individual keep your original papers or documentation, such as your travel permit or birth certificate. Those eager to commit fraud commonly make you pay to obtain your papers back.

  • Retain a copy of the forms you send, along with the receipt you receive in return from USCIS when you send in your documentation.

If you have witnessed or been the victim of immigration fraud, report it to the Federal Trade Commission or the attorney general of your state. Or, if you require aid in navigating the many immigration procedures that are potentially available to you, speak to an immigration attorney Utah immigrants can trust to be reputable for assistance with immigration concerns.

The immigration lawyers in Utah at the law firm of Shumway Van are happy to answer any questions that you might have. So, if you require legal advice, please call us at (801) 478-8080 or drop by our Salt Lake City offices which are located at 8 E 300 S #550, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

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