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The CLG fixed fee covers all legal services up to the issuance of the immigrant visa, regardless of the attorney time spent. The following illustrates the typical legal services undertaken by CLG during the immigrant visa process.

Initial Consultation

Fact finding, identification of potential issues, advice regarding your options and explanation of the immigrant visa process and timeline.

USCIS Processing

Information and Document Collection

Online collection of the U.S. citizen or permanent resident and foreign relative’s biographic information and the relevant documentation required for filing of the relative petition and immigrant visa application(s).

Information and Document Review

Review of the biographic information and relevant supporting documentation provided by the U.S. citizen or permanent resident and foreign relative.

Relative Petition Drafting

Drafting of the relative petition and assembly of documentation for the U.S. citizen or permanent resident and foreign relative’s final review and signatures.

Relative Petition Filing

Filing (by courier) of the relative petition and documentation with USCIS and acceptance of case receipt notice.

Case Monitoring

Monitoring of the case progress using scheduled online status inquiries and automatic email updates provided by the USCIS to ensure expeditious processing.

Communication

Responding promptly to USCIS requests for evidence and making certain that the approved relative petition is forwarded in a timely manner to the National Visa Center (NVC).

Status Update and Advice

Providing clients with real time updates of changes in case status (at the USCIS level) as well as advice and response to client questions.

National Visa Center (NVC) Processing

Case Monitoring

Continued monitoring of case progress, ensuring that the NVC completes the background check of the foreign relative, issues immigrant visa and Affidavit of Support fee invoices and forwards the approved relative petition to the appropriate United States embassy or consulate.

Online Immigrant Visa Application Review and Affidavit of Support Drafting

Review of Online Immigrant Visa Application(s) and drafting of Affidavit of Support for the U.S. citizen or permanent resident’s signature.

Status Update and Advice

Continued real-time updates of changes in case status (at the NVC level) as well as advice and responses to client questions.

United States Embassy or Consulate Processing

Packet Preparation

Advice and specific instruction regarding the foreign relative obtaining a medical examination at a designated facility, the documentation to be presented at the interview and payment of the USCIS immigrant fee.

Interview Preparation

Preparation of the foreign relative for the immigrant visa interview including document review, embassy or consulate protocol, sample interview questions to expect and identification and resolution of potential issues.

Case Monitoring

Continued monitoring of case progress using direct communication with the United States embassy or consulate to ensure expeditious issuance of the immigrant visa.

How to Retain CLG

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If you are seriously considering the immigrant visa process for a foreign relative, please schedule a free consultation with a CLG attorney. The consultation consists of fact finding, identification of potential issues, advice regarding options, explanation of the process and timeline and discussion of fees. You may also wish to read “Why CLG?”

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