FAQ

How much do you charge for a consultation?

It is $125 Canadian plus applicable tax.

Is the consultation fee refundable?

The consultation fee is not refundable once the consultation has been given.

Should you retain our firm for legal services within three weeks after the consultation, the consultation fee that you paid will be deducted from the legal fees agreed upon in our retainer.

How long is the consultation?

It is an hour consultation.

What to expect from the consultation?

We analyze your specific facts and give you a preliminary assessment of your immigration situation.

Can I apply on my own? Do I have to hire a lawyer or an immigration consultant?

Although there is no restriction on self representation, it is always advisable to hire an experienced and knowledgeable immigration professional.   What may seem simple and straightforward may not be the case.   It cost less money and stress to do things right from the beginning.   Let our knowledge and experience be your guide.

Do you provide guarantees?

While we cannot guarantee that your application will be approved, we do promise that we provide outstanding service to you. With our knowledge and experience, we will make your immigration case as strong as possible.

Do you keep my information confidential?

All information disclosed to us is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.  It is our professional responsibility to protect your privacy.

Does hiring you have any impact on processing times?

The processing times for all applications starts when the applicable Canadian immigration office receives a COMPLETE application.  Please be aware that your application will be returned to you if it is not complete.  When you retain us, we will ensure that your application is COMPLETE when it is sent out to the applicable Canadian immigration office.

While the processing times are controlled by Immigration Canada, our involvement in your case prevents against delays and setbacks.

We do whatever we can to keep your case moving forward.

We will follow up to check on the status of your application once it is in process.  We keep your informed along the way.

What is the difference between an immigration lawyer and an immigration consultant?

When it comes to practicing immigration law, the major differences between an immigration lawyer and an immigration consultant are their credentials and services.

Lawyers are graduates from law school. They study various areas of law at the law school. Some lawyers choose immigration law as their practice area after writing the bar exam, so they become immigration lawyers. Whereas, immigration consultants study 6 to 12 months specifically on immigration law at a credited learning institution. They need to pass a national exam before they receive their license.

Lawyers and consultants offer most of the same administrative applications services. However, lawyers can represent a client in federal court, and a consultant can only go up to the tribunal level for appeals. But in reality, not all lawyers are interested in the federal court cases and not all consultants like to go to the tribunals either.

When it comes to each individual lawyer or consultant, what truly differentiate them from others are not their titles, but their experience, expertise, ability to apply the law to each unique case and their empathy to their clients. As a client, you should ask a lot of questions to find the right lawyer or consultant to best advance your case.