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Do I Need An Attorney To Accompany Me To My Immigration Interview?

Do I Need an Attorney to Accompany Me to My Immigration Interview?

Whether you need an attorney to accompany you to your immigration interview depends on the specific circumstances of your case and your comfort level in handling the interview on your own. Here are some factors to consider:

1. Complexity of Your Case: If your immigration case is relatively straightforward, and you have a good understanding of the questions you’ll be asked, you may feel confident attending the interview without an attorney.

2. Familiarity with the Process: If you have prepared for the interview, reviewed the required documentation, and feel comfortable answering the questions, you might not need an attorney present.

3. Legal Representation: If your case involves complexities, such as prior visa denials, potential inadmissibility issues, or specific legal challenges, having an attorney with you can provide legal representation and address any concerns that may arise.

4. Nervousness or Anxiety: Some individuals may feel anxious or nervous during interviews, especially in high-stakes immigration situations. Having an attorney by your side can offer support and guidance.

5. Previous Issues or Denials: If you’ve had prior immigration issues or denials, an attorney can help you understand how to address those concerns during the interview.

Ultimately, the decision to have an attorney present at your immigration interview is a personal one. If you’re uncertain about whether you need an attorney, consider scheduling a consultation with an immigration attorney to discuss your case and receive advice tailored to your circumstances. Even if you are confident that you can handle the interview on your own, consulting with your lawyer to prepare for the interview is a good idea. Also, consulting with your attorney can help you understand your rights, prepare for the interview, and provide guidance throughout the process.

If you have any questions about preparing for and attending your immigration interview, or any other immigration matter, contact our attorneys at the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. by calling (312) 641-0771, or emailing Our experienced immigration attorneys can address your concerns and advise you of the proper course of action.


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