Below are some important things that you should consider when deciding to Relocate to Florida. (USCIS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services along with (DHS) U.S. Department of Homeland Security are the safest way for you to find factual information.
Before you decide to get help with immigration matters and before you pay any money, you should do research so you can make the right decision about what kind of legal help you need. Protect yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud.
Important things to remember:
- ● No private organization or person offering help with immigration issues has a special connection with USCIS. Ask questions of people who make promises that sound too good to be true or who claim to have a special relationship with USCIS. Do not trust people who guarantee results or faster processing. If you are not eligible for an immigration benefit, using an immigration lawyer or consultant will not
change that fact.
- ● Some consultants, travel agencies, real estate
offices, and people called “notaries public”
offer immigration services. Be sure to ask
questions about their qualifications and ask to
see copies of their BIA accreditation letter or bar certificate. Some people who say they are qualified to offer legal services are not.These people can make mistakes that could put your immigration status at risk and cause serious problems for you.
- ● If you use an immigration consultant or lawyer, get a written contract.The contract should be in both English and in your native language (if English is not your native language).The contract should list all services that will be provided to you and how much they will cost. Ask for references before you sign the contract.
- ● Try to avoid paying cash for services. Make sure you get a receipt for your payment. Be sure to keep your original documents.
- ● Never sign a blank form or application. Make sure you understand what you are signing.
For more information about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud, visit www.uscis.gov/avoidscams.
Get help if an immigration consultant has cheated you. Call your state or local district attorney, consumer affairs department, or local police department. You can also contact the Federal Trade Commission to report the unauthorized practice of immigration law by visiting www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov.