16 Mar The benefits of making use of an Immigration Lawyer
An immigration lawyer provides their clients with advice on immigration to a foreign country – from choosing the right category of visa, providing the right documents, and assisting with follow-ups on your application – immigration lawyers are the gurus of their business. Making use of an immigration lawyer can be an important step in achieving a positive outcome to your visa or residency application. They are respectable professionals, which in turn will benefit your application from the start by providing home affairs with the reassurance that you are eligible for your desired status.
Immigration lawyers have spent years in academia learning how to decipher complex legal issues and understand the law. They are well educated in the process of advising, preparing, and following up on temporary and permanent residency applications. They know the exact detail needed to ensure a successful application. Immigration lawyers are registered with the Law Society of South Africa and are held to high standards of accountability and transparency, which immigration consultants cannot offer you.
Making use of an Immigration lawyer is meant to speed up your visa application process by eliminating the constant back and forth with home affairs. Advice from friends and family members, although helpful, may not always be applicable to your situation – as each person has a unique immigration experience and a unique situation.
From the outset it appears that an immigration lawyer is a more expensive way to proceed with your application. However, if you weigh up the experience of an immigration lawyer with the process it will become clear that you will end up saving time, hassle and money in the long run.