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I applied for visa to US and my representative provided

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I applied for visa...

I applied for visa to US and my representative provided wrong information. what can i do?

Lawyer's Assistant: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?

No, I was refused I wonder whether I had to use only official providers

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

The guy who helped me turned out to be a crook no, I just got a refusal

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, I wonder whether I had to use the official attorney

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok, I am waiting
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 6 months ago

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

What visa did you apply for? Why were you denied?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
visitor visa, I do not know the details
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 6 months ago

To enter the U.S. or to enter Canada?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I wonder whether the fact that I had a paid representative and he was not an attorney could be the reason.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
to enter US
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 6 months ago

Most likely not. What country are you from? What ties do you have to your home?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
are there any official rules about having a paid representative? How can be paid representative?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I mean who can be paid representative
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 6 months ago

As I said, I would not worry about that. What country are you from? What ties do you have to your home?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I have lived in Canada for a number of year, have a job here, have a family, all was in order, the only issue is that I used the services of someone who is not a lawyer and that was an issue
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 6 months ago

Not necessarily as I keep saying. It isn't the licensing that is the issue but probably more about the experience. If they didn't know what they were doing, attorney or not, it would certainly result in a denial. Since you are Canadian, why not just use your Canadian passport? Or are you not Canadian? If you are not Canadian, what country are you from? Did your spouse and minor children also apply for the visa at the same time?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I did not apply for citizenship yet, i am from Russia
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
at least I understand that the issue was not me using not authorized rep and that is a relief
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 6 months ago

Ok. Did your spouse and minor children also apply for the visa at the same time? The job you have, what is it? Does it have a better than average salary? And what is your legal status in Canada?

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