At the Law Offices of Joshua L. Goldstein, we view an immigration consultation as a two-way exchange of information. We need basic information from you, so that we can accurately analyze your immigration situation and recommend a plan of action.
To help us gain a complete understanding of your immigration case, we ask that you bring every single piece of paper that is in any way related to your immigration matter. The more documentation that you show us, the easier it will be for us to figure out how to help you. If you are not sure whether a particular document is important to bring to your immigration consultation, then just bring it in. Leave nothing at home!
Here are some specific examples of the types of immigration documentation that we would ideally like to examine:
- birth certificates
- death certificates
- divorce certificates
- marriage certificates
- Driver’s licenses or State ID
- Expired passports
- I-94, Arrival-Departure Record
- Green card
- Travel documents
- Work permits, i.e., Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards
- Letters to/from USCIS
- Receipt Notices
- Copies of immigration applications
- Immigration Judge orders
- Notices of Immigration Court hearings
- Notice to Appear in Immigration Court, i.e., NTA
If you have ever worked with another immigration attorney, try to obtain a copy of your entire, original client file.
Any— ANY! — appearance in any criminal court anywhere in the world could limit your immigration options. Even if your case happened many years ago or was dismissed or was for a minor offense, we will still need to closely review documentation from your criminal case. For each criminal court appearance, please obtain a court-certified final disposition showing all docket sheets.
Help from an experienced immigration attorney is on the way
If you are not sure whether a particular document is needed or have further questions about what to bring, please call us at (617) 722-0005. We look forward to helping you achieve your immigration goals