Questions to ask an Immigration Attorney

When you are choosing which immigration attorney to work with, you have many, many attorneys available to choose from. Usually it helps to research various immigration attorneys in your city and then narrow these down to attorneys you want to meet and speak to before you make your final decision. You may have an initial consultation with an attorney where they can assess your immigration case and you can ask them several questions to see if they are a good fit for you. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best questions you can ask. Questions to Ask an immigration lawyer

Questions to ask an immigration attorney before you hire them

Question 1: What are your fees? An immigration lawyer who is reputable should lay out their fees for you in advance, and it should be made clear to you what value you are receiving in return. They should not be secretive about it.

Question 2: Will you be representing me? You may not be represented by the immigration lawyer whose name is on the law firm title or that one you’ve seen in advertisements. You may be paired with another lawyer, but ask if they are just as qualified and experienced.

Question 3: Will my case be a success or a failure? If your immigration lawyer says they can guarantee your case will be a success or that you should lie on your application to be approved – leave. This is immigration fraud and it can only end badly for you and your application. Instead, look for a lawyer who can give you an idea of your chances based on their knowledge and expertise.

Question 4: Do you have any testimonials? A lawyer who does not have very many happy clients will not have any testimonials or thank you letters to show you, while one who has lots of happy clients will.

Question 5: When will you contact me and how? You will likely be doing a lot of waiting when you apply for a visa, as processing times are long. But your lawyer should still be available to you and in contact.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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