Avoiding immigration fraud is easier than you think. The immigration attorneys here at Pozo Goldstein, LLP, are here to provide the defense you deserve.

Immigration matters of every nature can be highly complex, especially if you are unfamiliar with the processes that you are expected to complete. It is precisely for this reason that so many people decide to seek legal representation at this time. With the help of a qualified professional, not only can an application process be completed efficiently and correctly, but common immigration scams and fraudulent behaviors can be avoided as well.

At Pozo Goldstein, LLP we believe in the well-being of our clients, and we do everything possible to ensure that the persons who choose our firm for help are provided with nothing short of everything that they need at this time. Accordingly, you can rely upon a New York immigration lawyer at our firm for the help you need during the application process, the appeals process, or anything else. For persons who are attempting to complete the immigration process, we also provide guidance that can help you to better avoid possible scams and fraud.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Immigration Fraud

The procedures involved in applying for a visa or adjusting your immigration status can be daunting, but with the help of an attorney at our firm, they don’t have to be. We are here to help you complete your immigration process while avoiding the potential for any scams that could affect your ability to successfully complete an application, adjust a status or anything else. To avoid the scams that are most commonly experienced in the immigration section, review the following steps:

  • Do not pay a fee to download an immigration form that you need. All official immigration forms can be found on the USCIS website.
  • Carefully read through all of the instructions on the form, completing each field required of you.
  • Sign the immigration form only if you have carefully read through the contents on it and you fully understand what is being asked of you. If you don’t understand something, speak to an attorney to learn more about the subject matter.
  • Do not submit a signed form that is blank.
  • Include the filing fee along with your immigration form. Filing fees can be paid via credit card, money order, or certified check.
  • Retain copies of all of the documentation that you submit during the process.
  • Obtain a receipt for any and all payments that you make during the immigration process.
  • Verify that the professionals with whom you are working during the legal process are licensed to practice.
  • If you choose to not work with an attorney, make sure that the individual you do choose to work with is an accredited representative who meets the requirements of the Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals.
  • Research your case fully and / or seek a second opinion for the recommendations that have been made for your case.
  • Report immigration fraud!

    If it’s too late for you to avoid immigration fraud, all hope is not lost. Although you weren’t able to escape the immigration scam that was used against you, there are still legal actions that can be made to rectify the situation. Therefore, if you believe that you have been victimized by immigration fraud, you should at once contact Pozo Goldstein, LLP to speak with an attorney from our firm. Together, we can work to help you report the matter to the proper government officials.

    Typically, suspicions of immigration fraud are reported to the Federal Trade Commission. An alternative to this option is to file a complaint with the state of New York or your current state of residence. Persons who report an instance of immigration fraud do not need to worry about their immigration case being affected, because they are kept safe from these types of adversities when they arise. Any additional steps that may be required of you following the report you make to the state or the FTC can be handled with the help of a lawyer from our office.

    If you were the victim of immigration fraud,contact a New York City immigration attorney at Pozo Goldstein, LLP for the defense that you both need and deserve. We are here to help you protect your status.