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What is the First Step?


To take action on your case and increase your chances of success, the first step is to understand what is happening in your case, know what your options are, and make informed decisions. A consultation with our experienced, caring, and strategic attorney is a terrific way to start this process. At our consultations, we provide you with an opportunity to explain your situation, get important information, ask questions, and get answers. The attorney listens as you explain your situation, highlights the steps involved, discusses strategies, and provides answers. At Garfinkel Immigration Law, we approach cases with an aim to prevent problems, strategically handle existing issues, and ensure that clients understand the process.



  • We offer a free ten minute phone screening with our paralegal. Please note this call is a limited screening appointment, not a consultation. During this screening, we can answer questions about how we generally approach cases or which consultation might work best for you. If you want to speak to a lawyer or get answers about your case, this requires an attorney and takes more time, so we highly recommend that you schedule one of our consultation options below.


  • For our standard 45 minute consultation, we charge $190. We require a non-refundable deposit of $20 to reserve your spot, then the remaining amount ($170) just prior to the appointment. If you choose the 45 minute consultation, then decide you need more time, you will need to book a second consultation. This route will end up being more expensive than if you initially book an extended consultation. We highly recommend the 90 minute consultation if you want us to review documents or have a complicated case due to the fact that our attorney may not have time after your 45 minute consultation.


  • For our 90-minute extended consultation, or a review of documents or forms, the fee is $350. We require a non-refundable deposit of $20, then the remaining amount ($330). Bring or send all the documents in your immigration case (or as many as possible). This includes all passports, all visas, all USCIS receipts (forms I-797), all government decisions (from USCIS, Appeals Boards, State Department, Labor Department, or Justice Department), all USCIS requests for evidence, all agency notices, all visa applications, all forms or evidence that you have given the government, and any criminal dispositions (get the “dispositions” from the court that gave the final decision on your case). If you have any doubt about whether to bring a document, err on the side of bringing it.