There are many reasons why we should hire an immigration lawyer. Generally, migration processes are complicated and require time. In addition, immigrants often lack the knowledge and security to fill out the forms correctly.

Here are 5 tips to follow when selecting your immigration attorney:

Get references. Check with your family, friends or coworkers if they know any immigration lawyers. Generally, when they do a good job, people recommend them.

Look at AILA. Look for a lawyer on the website of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). AILA is a national association of lawyers who teach and practice immigration law. If the name of your lawyer is on the list of AILA, you can be sure it is legit. 

Interview different lawyers. It is very important to meet and talk to a variety of lawyers in order to find one that suits your needs. Ask if they have any experience with your type of case.

Compare rates. Some lawyers bill for the hours they spend on your case, while others charge a flat fee. It is important to analyze the different lawyers you meet.

Check credentials. When you are sure you have found a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable, there’s only one thing to do before signing a service contract. Contact your local state bar to find out if your attorney is licensed and if he or she has been subject to disciplinary action.

Beltran Brito LLP has long experience in immigration issues. We can assist you in the process to obtain your work visa or Green Card. Do not hesitate to contact us.