Do I need an immigration attorney or can I do this myself?

Many choose to navigate through the immigration process alone or with limited guidance from online sources. This method is not advised, however, as mistakes can often be made and immigration law is more complex than one may think. Depending on your background and personal situation, there are important deadlines and filing procedures that need to be followed precisely or there could be severe consequences and/or delays. Furthermore, you may or may not qualify for certain immigration benefits or statuses after considering the details of your case.