Updated: Sep 19, 2022
The following tips will help you avoid your immigration application getting rejected from USCIS.
Complete Your Form Accurately
1. Use the most recent version of the form. To ensure that you have the most up to date application, download the forms directly from the USCIS website, complete them electronically, print and submit.
2. If you plan to hand, write your answers on the form, be sure to use black ink. Make sure all your entries are neat and legible.
3. Complete the entire form. Write Not Applicable or N/A in spaces that do not apply to your case.
4. If you make an error on the form, start over with a clean form. Avoid using highlighters, or white outs. These can interfere with the scanners at Immigration services, resulting in a rejection of your application.
5. If you are submitting multiple forms, write your name, date of birth, and A-number (if any) on each form.
6. Send single-sided copies of the applications.
7. Pay the correct fee. USCIS will reject forms submitted with incorrect or incomplete fees. Many people submit fees and forget to include the fee for biometrics. Use the Fee Calculator to help you determine the correct fee for your forms.
8. Make sure to send your application to the correct filing location. USCIS may reject your case as it is improperly filed and return it to you to re-file which will lead to a delay in your case.
9. If you are submitting supporting evidence with your application, remember to include your name, date of birth and A-number (if any) on each attachment.
10. Don’t forget to sign your form. USCIS will reject and return any unsigned forms.
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