Here are some generally helpful tips that anyone can use. Remember that not all advice fits every situation, and therefore we strongly recommend you seek the counsel of an experienced Counsel for information on all your legal questions.
When should I retain Counsel?
If you find yourself wherein you need legal advice, make contacting a skilled, experienced Immigration Counsel your priority. The sooner you seek legal advice, the easier it will be for your Immigration Counsel to build a strong defence in your favour, whatever the circumstances of your case may be. Delay in obtaining an Immigration Counsel may decrease your chances of success. Do not depend on friends and family for the best advice. Most experienced Counsels and CV Immigration offer (FREE) consultations.
How much should I say?
Be open and honest. Your Immigration Counsel can only help you insofar as you help him understand your case. Your Immigration Counsel is there to represent you and therefore you need to have enough trust in him or her to divulge everything to him or her pertaining to your situation. Your Counsel may ask questions that seem very personal in nature or might upset you. Remember that their only concern is that you come out of the situation with the best possible results, and as such, you should answer honestly and not feel defensive when being questioned. When your Immigration Counsel knows all of the facts, they can offer you the best options possible.
Which Counsel should I retain?
Ask questions and make sure you get answers. Any Immigration Counsel who cannot or will not take the time to answer these questions clearly and openly should not be trusted. You should know exactly what to expect walking into any legal proceedings, from their fees to legal procedures. Only retain an Immigration Counsel who can prove to you that they have experience handling a case similar in nature to yours. Do your research and ask for references. Remember it is your hard-earned money and you are entitled to the best representation you can afford. Make sure you are comfortable with your Counsel and that they can explain the legal jargon to your entire satisfaction before deciding to hire him or her.