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Check the refund policy of the firm that will take care of your business

You will often see lawyers on television making guarantees that if you don't win your case you don't pay. This is fairly common in some fields of law; unfortunately immigration law is not one of them. There are no guarantees that you will win your case and very few if any law firms offer a refund policy. Therefore you are going to have to make sure that it is worth the expense of hiring a lawyer before you commit to one.

As a general rule lawyers don't offer refunds when they take on your case. You will occasionally come across some firms that will have a policy of not requiring you to pay unless they win your case. However this is fairly rare with immigration lawyers. The reason is that there is a lot of work involved for your lawyer in handling your case and the percentage of immigration cases that are unsuccessful is pretty high. As a result there are few lawyers who will offer you guaranteed acceptance or you don't pay.

In fact in most cases if you come across a lawyer who guarantees that you will be accepted into the US or you don't pay it is usually a scam. To be fair it is usually not the lawyers that do this but rather agents who set themselves up in foreign countries to help people with the immigration process. What usually happens is that they require you to pay up front and then offer a guarantee that you will be able to move to the US or they will refund your money. Of course when you don't get accepted you are then unable to find the agent to get your money back.

Since there are usually no refunds when you hire a lawyer you are going to want to make sure that you are not wasting your money. The most important thing is to make sure that your case is strong enough that you have a realistic shot of being accepted. Most lawyers will tell you right up front if you have a chance of being accepted or not. In most cases if you don't have a chance you they probably will not take your case.

It is also important that you make sure that you have a good lawyer to represent you in your case. This is going to require that you put in some research to make sure that you are able to find a good one. The best way to do this is to talk to other people who have used an immigration lawyer and ask them about their experiences. This should give you a good idea of just how good of a job their lawyer did on their behalf. Of course you are also going to want to check things like the lawyers experience and training.

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