Anyone who has ever applied for a visa or some other travel document knows that even a slight mistake in the documents, like a misspelled name or any other inconsistency in personal information, may serve as the reason for the immigration services to turn down the application.
Indeed, it is a bureaucratic turmoil and the immigration rules in some countries are way too strict, but such are the laws of the contemporary world and we have to abide by those laws whether we like it or not.
We at Arcbase see it as our duty to help all those who made a life-changing decision of immigrating to another country. Our contribution consists of providing the potential immigrants with the impeccable certified translation of all the documents need to obtain a visa, a Green Card or even citizenship. We have an extensive database of translation templates as well as the team of experienced translators who have already helped hundreds of people to achieve their dream of moving to another country.
Where to apply for an immigration permit and what documents are needed
Arcbase company is mainly focused on providing translation, apostille services, embassy legalization, authentication services to people who have decided to move to the United States of America. Therefore, in this article, we will provide a step by step guide on how to apply for the US immigration permit and explain, why you need your documents to be translated by a certified agency like ours.
If you like to do everything on your own and chose not to use some third-party services that promise to take you through the entire process of visa (Green Card, citizenship) obtainment, then you must visit the official website of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) which an integral part of the US Department of Homeland Security. The website is translated into many languages, so if you are not fluent in English, you can still apply just by changing the language of the interface.
Here is the list of forms you can fill in order to apply for the desired immigrant status:
- Form N-400 – citizenship;
- Form I-485 – Green Card;
- Form I-768 – employment authorization;
- Form I-131 – travel documents like a visa.
This list is not full, so if you think that none of these forms suit your immigration needs, you can check the website USCIS. Now, you should get acquainted with the list of documents that you will have to collect for the application. It may differ, depending on the purpose of your immigration to the United States, but, in most cases, you will have to present the following documents:
- Birth certificate;
- Marriage certificate (if you are married);
- Divorce Decree (if you are divorced);
- Police Clearance (which proves that you don't have any criminal records);
- Driver's license;
- Deed of ownership of any property or other assets;
- Banking statements;
All these documents have to be translated and certified before you can actually submit it to the USCIS.
Here is a brief description of this process
You have to gather all the required document and send them to us either via email (scanned copies), post (paper copies) or bring the originals to Arcbase office. We never keep the originals and always give them back to you after the completion of the translation job.
We look through the document and give you a quote. The translation of the documents takes from one to three business days. Urgent translation cost more than the standard ones.
We put a stamp on every translated paper which verifies the validity of the translation and endows it with legal power.
We send you the certified translations via mail or post. You can also pick them up personally at our office.
Arcbase has 20 years of experience and we assure you that there hasn't been a single translated document that was disapproved by USCIS or any other immigration authority.