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How to Pick the Right Immigration Lawyer

By Ella Bergquist March 31, 2022 (Updated April 5, 2022) 2 min. read
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If you’re looking to immigrate to a new country, hiring an immigration lawyer can be one of your first decisions. There are several important considerations to take into account when choosing an immigration lawyer.

You may be eager to seek assistance right away, but not all immigration attorneys are what they claim to be. It’s critical to spend the time necessary to choose a skilled and committed attorney.

You should keep a few factors in mind during your search to ensure that you discover the perfect lawyer for you. Here are eight pointers to consider while looking for the finest immigration lawyers to deal with.

Choose an Experienced Immigration Law Firm

There are many immigration law firms that would love to take your case but are they qualified? Using an experienced immigration law firm can make or break your entire immigration case. Be sure to look at how many years a law firm has been in business.

Check Immigration Lawyer Reviews

You check reviews when you purchase a product so there’s no reason not to check reviews of a company you will hire. You can check reviews from an immigration law firm on Google and Facebook. There will always be a few disgruntled clients but if the majority of reviews are 5-star, it is a good sign that this law firm does a good job.

Check an Immigration Lawyer’s Credentials

When you’ve found a possible attorney for your case, be sure they can legally help you. Find out what their qualifications are and what kind of experience they have. While you can get some of this information from the lawyer’s website or from them, you may also verify attorney qualifications through a variety of different sources. Be sure that the immigration law firm is registered as a legitimate business and can practice law.

Honesty About Immigration Lawyer Fees

Although each case and person has a different retainer price and fees, immigration lawyers should be able to give you a close estimate of how much your case should cost. Before you hire a lawyer, it is important that you know exactly what you will be paying for. You should take the time to speak about the fees ahead of time and know exactly what to expect from your relationship during your case.

More Resources for Hiring an Immigration Lawyer

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Reviews and Ratings for VisaPlace and VisaPlace Legal Immigration Law Firm

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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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betty klassen

We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

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Sanjida Prima

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