Immigrating to the United States is a complicated process that can take quite a lot of time. Here are the top seven suggestions for you before hiring an immigration lawyer.
1. Know Your Own Case
It is important that you are well-versed on your own case so that you can have meaningful meetings with your selected attorney.
2. YOU Are the Boss
You are hiring an attorney to complete YOUR immigration process. Don’t let anyone take command of decisions that should be yours.
3. Use Online Resources
While there is a lot of misinformation about the immigration process on the internet, but helpful resources do exist.
4. Make a List of Immigration Attorneys
Not every attorney is the same, and it’s essential to the process that you and your immigration attorney make a good team.
5. Set Up More Than One Immigration Consultation
Finding the right lawyer is a multi-step process. Don’t settle on the first one you meet.
6. Follow Up with a Few Lawyers to Discuss Rates
Successful immigration can be expensive. Beyond the fees associated with the many documents you’ll need to file, hire a lawyer within your budget.
7. Negotiate and Familiarize Yourself with Your Contract
Knowing your contract’s details will ensure that you are only paying a lawyer for the services you require and getting the best possible rate.
If you’re looking to move to the U.S. and need an attorney, this video offers some great tips from someone who has already completed the process.