How do I do quality control on my own immigration application? Hi I’m Jim Hacking, Immigration Lawyer practicing law throughout the United States at our offices in St. Louis, San Diego, and Washington D.C. In this video, we’re going to talk about the importance of quality control. Now what is quality control? Quality control is the review that you do of your application before you actually turn it in. You want to make sure that you have eliminated as many problems or mistakes on the forms that you can. You want to make sure that you have submitted all the necessary documents. And the number one tip that I have for you is to make sure that you let some time pass between when you submit the application and when you actually prepare it.
So you want to let there be a gap of a day or two. You don’t want to just rush, rush, rush. We have so many people who are so concerned about getting their application on file as quickly as possible that they don’t spend the time thinking about, well, what if I made a mistake? Or what are the mistakes? Or what are the things that I should be looking for? And they don’t spend that time. They got to let things settle. You want to make sure that you look at the application, that you go over each line, that you make sure that you’ve made no mistakes. And you need to make sure that you understand each question.
I can’t tell you how many times people come to us having filled out an immigration application for themselves, not understanding that the application was asking for a certain piece of information and they didn’t even understand the question. So that’s a real problem. In our office we have one person who prepares the forms, we have another person who reviews the forms. We then send them to the client for review, we then have the attorney review them, and then we have a case manager review. So at our firm, we have five different people review the forms before they go out. And that’s just no substitute.
Have you ever written a paper or done a project and notice typos after you sent them in? That’s what we’re talking about at immigration. And that’s why it’s important to have an independent person who’s not you review the form. So the good tips are, to let time expire between when you file and when you actually fill out the forms. And then also the other big one is that you definitely have someone else review the forms before you send them in. If you have questions about this give us a call, 314-961-8200. You can email us, firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to join us in our Facebook group which is called Immigrant Home. If you like this video, we asked you to please share it out on social. And subscribe to our YouTube channel so you get updates whenever we make videos just like this one. Thanks a lot. Have a great day.