While applying for United States citizenship can be done alone, you may have a better chance of success when working with an immigration lawyer because they can take a lot of the pressure and stress off of your shoulders throughout the process. Here is what an experienced immigration lawyer can do for you:
They'll Provide Support for Citizenship Testing
Every person who wishes to become a United States citizen must pass a citizenship test. The test is made up of 10 random questions chosen from an official pool of 100. To pass, you must answer at least six questions right, which can be tough even for people who are already American citizens. An experienced immigration lawyer will help you memorize the most up-to-date answers for the pool of 100 questions that are available to the public.
This will ensure that you know the answer to any question that is randomly chosen from the pool when you take your official test. Your lawyer will also have the connections needed to stay up-to-date on the most preferred answers to questions that require an open-ended question and that might change as time goes on.
They'll Ensure Paperwork is Submitted and Processed Properly
All of the paperwork that needs to be filled out, signed, and submitted to the government while applying for citizenship can make the process confusing and stressful. By hiring an immigration lawyer, you can have peace of mind in knowing that all of the paperwork you're faced with is properly filled out, submitted, and processed so there are no delays or oversights throughout the immigration process. And you won't have to do any of the leg work, aside from answering some questions from your lawyer and signing the official paperwork before it gets submitted.
They'll Represent You in Court at All Times
You will never have to worry about facing the judge and members of the government alone in court when you have an immigration lawyer by your side. In fact, it's highly likely that you won't have to say more than a couple of sentences because your lawyer can act on your behalf throughout any proceedings you have to attend. When your lawyer is notified that you have to attend court, they'll prep you beforehand and provide guidance about what you should or shouldn't say. While court is in session, they will request any recesses necessary to ensure that you understand what is going on or to provide additional guidance if something unforeseen comes up.
For more information, contact companies like the Law Offices of Michael Dye.