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7 Common Mistakes When Applying for Your Visa

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Many people who are going to live, visit, or work in the U.S. for an extended period must apply for a visa. If you don't know what you need to do, it may be hard to get your visa approved by the consulate or embassy to process your application. Before applying for a visa, make sure that you have read these common mistakes when applying for your visa so that you can avoid them!

Not Having Enough Time for Application and Processing

Employers will often work with their employees to ensure that they get the required documents in time to be processed by a consulate or embassy. However, if you are applying for your visa and going through an expedited process, there might not be enough time to receive everything from the employer before submitting your application.

Vague or Incorrect Data

There are many ways to fill out the visa application, and if you don't have all of the pre-printed forms, it is hard to know where exactly everything goes. For your data to be processed correctly, make sure that your responses are concise and easy to read.

Not Providing the Necessary Documents

These documents will vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for and if your country requires a specific document, but provide everything necessary. You can't submit an incomplete application!

Make sure you understand what is required and in which form. A slight mistake can make the process harder. If you are in doubt, you can consult any immigration lawyers to give you various options, including an indefinite leave to remain po polsku, work or spousal visa. 


If you are withholding information on your visa application and the consulate or embassy suspects that there is something more going on than what you have revealed in your documentation, they might reject your application. Be honest!

Keeping Copies of Previous Passports

If you have traveled internationally, whether it is for fun or work, many times without any problems, then this may seem like a good idea so that you always have proof of previous visas on hand. However, each country's immigration office has different regulations about how many years must pass before accepting old passport information as valid identification when renewing a new one. 

It can also be confusing because some countries require two blank pages for the passport, and you may not be able to add all of your old visas on those pages.

Applying Too Early

If you are going through a visa process requiring collecting documents from a U.S. employer, there is no need to apply before they have given their consent or haven't filled out an I-129 form (or similar) yet. It will create unnecessary work for them and slow down the application process considerably.

Not Knowing Your Visa Type

When applying for a J-visa, different requirements are depending on if you will be working with children or not. When it comes to H-visas, you need the permission of law enforcement to work legally in specific jobs. If you don't know what kind of visa is necessary, then make sure that you research before wasting time completing an incorrect application.

In conclusion, you can make many mistakes while applying for a visa, so make sure you read up before applying!

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