Have you ever thought about becoming a U.S. citizen? If the answer is yes, booking the services of a Hawaii immigration attorney may help.
Hiring an immigration lawyer in Hawaii is a smart move if you’re looking to apply for naturalization. Even though you can file the application and go through all the steps on your own, consulting with an experienced attorney will definitely make the immigration process much easier.
At Maui Immigration Law, LLC, we’re often asked whether or not hiring a Hawaii immigration attorney is a must. Without further ado, here are the top 5 concerns of immigrants and what we tell everyone who is skeptic about booking the services of a lawyer.
Is it true I can apply for permanent residency and citizenship, even without the help of a Hawaii immigration attorney?
Yes. Applying for citizenship and legal residency in the US is definitely possible, even without hiring an attorney. There are many immigrants who submit their applications and succeed on their own. However, there are also many foreigners who face unnecessary roadblocks in the process and fail.
Applying for naturalization in the U.S. is a life changing step, but the entire process takes time and it can be costly. Therefore, hiring a Hawaii immigration attorney to assist can help protect your rights and successfully guide you every step of the way.
Why should I hire a lawyer when I can just as easily talk to an immigration consultant?
An immigration consultant is able to offer you advice and represent you, but an immigration lawyer has actual legal experience. Furthermore, only a licensed lawyer can advocate for your rights on your behalf in court, if you find yourself in a complicated situation that requires it.
What guarantee can you offer as a lawyer that my application will go through?
Unfortunately, lawyers cannot – and should not – offer any guarantees.
Every immigrant’s situation is unique and therefore, the only guarantee that a good attorney can offer is the promise to do everything in their power to get your application approved by the authorities.
How do I choose the best Hawaii immigration attorney to help me?
Choosing the best lawyer to assist with your immigration process is important.
The first step to choosing a good immigration attorney is to look for references or referrals. If you know anyone who can recommend a good lawyer, don’t hesitate to contact them.
Second, you should always hire an immigration lawyer with experience and one who can prove they have a great track record.
Last, but definitely not least, simply talking to a lawyer can be a good indicator of whether or not they can help. Ask the attorney if they can explain the immigration process and break down the steps you need to take in order to become a legal resident and later on, a citizen. An experienced professional should have no problem doing this.
Is it important where in Hawaii my lawyer is based?
The simple answer to this question is “no”. At Maui Immigration Law, LLC, we’re happy to assist you with your immigration or naturalization process, regardless of where you live in Hawaii. Contact us today to find out more about what we can do to help.