Consultation Steps and FAQs


Step One: Complete and Submit a Consultation Request Form

Complete our consultation request form to tell us about your situation, needs, goals, and how we may assist you. We handle all US immigration and Australian immigration matters as well as questions about the ESTA Visa Waiver Program.

All consultations take place via phone, Skype, or Zoom with Lauren Levin.  The fee for a 30-minute consultation with a senior immigration lawyer is US $250.  A 30-minute consultation is appropriate for:

  •  Individuals seeking general information about potential visa options
  • Individuals with a business or family sponsor
  • Individuals seeking to quickly relocate business personnel
  • Queries about an investor visa
  • Matters of prior criminal history/arrest
  • Visa denials
  • Any other complex matter

Step Two: Send an email to requesting an invoice

We will review your consultation request.  Please send a separate email to confirming your desire for us to send you a US $200 invoice.  Typically, you will pay via a secure online portal using a credit card for your protection and to save time.

Step Three: Schedule Consultation and Send Documents

After we have received your payment, we will send you a link to schedule your consultation with our senior immigration attorney.  At that time,  we will also request any documents, as appropriate, for our office to review in advance of the consultation.  Examples of the typical types of documents we like to see in advance include the following:

  • To evaluate eligibility for potential visa categories – applicant’s CV and a brief description of proposed job title, duties, and intended employer
  • To review a recent governmental denial – copy of any documents provided by government and/or a brief transcript of the interview
  • To review a prior criminal offense or eligibility for a visa or entry pursuant to the ESTA Visa Waiver Program – copy of any police records, court-related documents, and a brief description of the incident

Step Four: Consultation with Senior Immigration Lawyer

Consultations are typically conducted via our firm’s globally accessible conference line.  Alternatively, we can speak with you via Skype or Zoom.

Step Five: Followup

There is no obligation to use our services moving forward.  We typically work with our clients on a flat-fee basis depending on the legal service provided.  Occasionally, for an unusual matter, we charge on an hourly basis.  Should we decide to move forward together following the consultation,  our office will prepare an engagement letter for your review and signature. Upon receipt of a signed engagement letter, we will provide you with access to our case management system and begin gathering information to prepare and submit your matter.


How long does it take to schedule a consultation? – Typically 1 to 4 business days, depending on when we receive your request, any time difference, and our receipt of payment.

What if I have an urgent need for an initial consultation? – Be sure to mention what it is and why it’s so urgent on your form. We’ll do our very best to invoice you as quickly as possible. As soon as we receive payment, we’ll fast-track your matter. We have a lot of experience handling urgent business matters and responding to family members in distress.

What types of matters do you typically discuss in an initial consultation?

  • E-3 visas
  • Any business, corporate, or employment-based matter
  • Evaluate prior criminal activity, visa denial, or refusal of entry (requires 60-minute consultation)
  • Renunciation of citizenship or derivative claim to citizenship
  • Family-based matters, including marriage or engagement to a US or Australian citizen
  • Evaluation of eligibility for the ESTA Visa Waiver Program
  • Visa “Alphabet Soup” – Examples include leading entertainers, musicians, and well-known sports figures with an urgent need to travel, and religious workers

Due to frequent changes in immigration law and procedure, the information contained in this website is given as a convenience to the general public. It does not constitute legal advice, nor does it constitute an attorney-client relationship. For legal advice regarding your specific situation, please contact us to set up a consultation.