Can I appeal a green card denial with the help of an immigration attorney?
Nothing is more frustrating than paying thousands of dollars in application fees and spending months or years of your life waiting for a green card and finding out that your application has been denied. In some circumstances, a knowledgeable immigration attorney can help you file an appeal of the green card denial and help you obtain your green card.
In order to win an appeal of a green card denial, you have to prove that the US immigration official that denied your green card did so in error, or made a mistake. This can be because the officer made an error in the facts of the case or in the law surrounding your case. However, if you cannot prove that the immigration official made an error, then your appeal will be denied.
That is why it is so important that when you file your initial green card application, you do everything correctly. You have to lay a solid foundation of evidence to prove that your green card should have been approved and not denied.
It is important to watch for any deadlines to file an appeal. You must ensure that you properly complete the appeal application form and present the proper fees for payment, or your appeal will be rejected and your green card denial will stand.
In some instances, it might be recommended to re-file the initial green card application instead of trying to file an appeal. The appeal process can be very expensive and time consuming, and it may be easier to re-file the green card application rather than try to fight over issues or misunderstandings in an appeal. However, if you do decide to re-file your green card application, you want to make sure you get it right the second time. US immigration keeps records of every application attempt, and a second green card application when one has been previously denied will be reviewed with much more scrutiny.
There are many different factors to consider when deciding whether or not to file an appeal of a green card denial. That is why it is important to find a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can help you through the appeal process. The attorneys at Vanderwall Immigration are ready to meet with you to learn more about your immigration case and see if we can help you in the appeal of a green card denial. Call us today at 503-206-8414 for your immigration consultation.