Questions to ask an immigration lawyer in NYC

Do you want to immigrate to New York City? New York City (NYC) is a highly sought-after immigration destination for many, as is the United States in general. Because the immigration process can be competitive and difficult, an immigration attorney can assist you through the process and give you more of a fighting chance. But not all immigration attorneys are equal, and it’s recommended that you ask any immigration lawyer the following questions before you decide to hire them. 

NYC Immigration lawyer questions

Who will be handling my case? Keep in mind that just because you saw an advertisement for a law firm online or on television, that doesn’t necessarily mean the lawyer you see in that ad will be the one handling your case directly. There could be a team of lawyers working at that firm, and they all may be equally qualified to handle your particular case – just be sure to ask to make sure they are.

How often will I hear from you? Much of the immigration process is waiting for things to be processed, but that doesn’t mean you should go for long periods of time without hearing from your immigration lawyer. They should respond to your messages in a timely manner.

Do you have references? Keep in mind that legal services are confidential. That said, immigration lawyers who do a good job often get thank you letters or testimonials from happy clients, which they can show you.

How much do you charge? You shouldn’t get any surprises when it comes to fees for legal services. Your charges should be outlined in advance for you.

Do you think my immigration case will be a success or a failure? An immigration lawyer should be able to draw on all of their experiences and knowledge to let you know if they think your outcome will be positive or not. Avoid a lawyer who guarantees anything – no matter how good a lawyer is, they cannot guarantee an approved application and if they do, they may be engaging in illegal activities.

We are licensed immigration lawyers serving New York City, and we’ve been in business for over 15 years. Our immigration law firm has helped thousands of people immigrate to the United States and Canada as well as obtain all kinds of visas. Contact us today using the number at the top of this page – you’ll be glad you did!

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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