US & UK Immigration Consultation

Attorney Keir is located in the US. She advises clients in any country or state in the world by phone, Skype, and email. In-person appointments are available in Oregon, US.

See FAQs below for fee information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can I arrange an initial consultation?

There’s lots of free information on this website – look around! This can save you time and money.

To get advice on your personal situation, you should contact Ida Keir by filling out the form on this page to arrange an individual consultation by Skype video, phone, email or in person (in Oregon, US).

Attorney Keir is in the US and really does have clients around the world.

In a consultation I will explain how immigration laws apply to you. There is a $100 fee. I will ask you for information and documents on your situation before we consult. If you then hire me for your case, I will clearly explain my fees in advance. If you retain me within 7 days of the consultation, the $100 you already paid will be credited to your account.

Why isn't the initial consultation free?

Attorney Keir makes her living by giving legal advice. She makes a lot of information available for free on this website. Often you can answer your own question by looking around the website.

Attorney Keir is like a doctor – she needs to diagnose your case and issues by finding out more about it. She can’t just guess at the answer as there are so many complications in immigration law. Can you imagine doctors offering free consultations? That’s all they would do. And that’s all Attorney Keir would do all day if she offered free consultations. She has specialized knowledge and spends time and money to keep up with the constant changes in immigration law. We hope you’ll agree there’s value in speaking to an attorney that focuses only on immigration law. And there’s value in paying a modest fee for her advice. To read what clients say about our professional help, go to our testimonials page.

Why hire an immigration lawyer? Can’t I just fill in the forms myself?

Attorney Keir focuses on immigration law. I know the law that goes with the forms. You can make serious mistakes when you don’t know the law. For example, sometimes people apply for citizenship and end up being deported because you have an old criminal conviction you forgot about. Or I can advise you whether you should postpone your visa application until you meet the requirements for the visa so you don’t waste your money on filing fees. Sometimes people don’t realize they’re qualified to petition a relative long before they thought. I’ll also advise you what documents you need, prepare the forms, and prepare you for an interview.

Finally, your application will probably proceed faster because I’m familiar with the process and forms. I used to work at the government’s National Visa Center (NVC) in a non-legal position. The NVC prepares visa applications for interviews at the foreign embassy. It’s sad to see applications that drag on for months – and sometimes years – because applicants don’t know what they’re doing and keep making mistakes with forms and documents.

If you usually fill in forms yourself, good for you! But immigration law involves more than just filling in forms. Hiring a lawyer can save you time and headaches in the long run. Read what our clients say about hiring an attorney for their cases.

How do I know you’re genuine?

Unfortunately, there are dishonest people – online and off – who charge a lot of money and say they’ll help you but don’t. Here are three ways to check my credentials:

  • I’m a licensed U.S. lawyer. Because immigration law is federal, I can represent clients anywhere but my license is from Massachusetts and I’m regulated by the Board of Bar Overseers in Massachusetts. My Massachusetts license number is 681457. You can check the status of my license at this link.
  • I’m also licensed as a lawyer – a Solicitor – in England and Wales, #183350; email to confirm.
  • I’m a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, or AILA. Membership is only available to lawyers, law students, and others in similar positions, but not to the general public. AILA provides a wealth of information and continuing education to keep me current on immigration law.

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Any attorney client relationship terminates at the end of the initial consultation. The attorney client relationship can be extended by mutual agreement.

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