UK Immigration Advisory Service

The Immigration Advisory Service (IAS) is the UK’s largest charity providing representation and advice in immigration and asylum law. These services are free to people who are eligible - click here to see if this applies to you. We also offer a fee-paying (non-profit) service. We are independent from the Government. Our asylum and immigration advice is provided confidentially.

IAS has offices throughout the UK and in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Head Office:

3rd Floor, County House
190 Great Dover Street

Tel: 020 7967 1200
Fax: 020 7403 5875



410-494-9033 PHONE
410-494-9333 FAX

Rodriguez & Stelmack, LLC is a imageboutique law firm located in Towson, MD, dedicated to the practice of Immigration, Estate Planning and Real Estate law. The Attorneys at R&S believe that the documents and paperwork are only half the equation when it comes to representing our clients. We place equal value in arming you with advice and guidance every step of the way. Every client is treated with the patience, understanding, and respect that we would demand for ourselves and our loved ones.

Immigrant Visas

Rodriguez & Stelmack, LLC provides assistance for both family-based and employment-based immigration. Our office is prepared to guide you through the complicated process of sponsoring the permanent residency of your fiancé or spouse; your parent, child or sibling; or even a long-term employee for your business. Navigating the ever-changing laws and immigration regulations can be a daunting and time consuming task. We at Rodriguez & Stelmack, LLC strive to provide the best service to help you attain your immigration desires.

Non-Immigrant Visas

In addition, Rodriguez & Stelmack, LLC can assist clients to obtain a variety of non-immigrant visas. We are able to assist in filing applications for tourist visas, student visas, and temporary worker visas, just to name a few. We will work with you to meet your needs for a non-immigrant visa.


Rodriguez & Stelmack, LLC helps permanent residents become United States Citizens. While permanent residency gives the right to remain in the United States indefinitely, citizenship is the only way to obtain all of the guarantees, privileges, responsibilities, and benefits that make being an American so desirable. Our office can aid you in the preparation of an Application for Naturalization, and prepare you for the potentially intimidating interview that follows.

USA IMMIGRATION :: John W. Lawit, PC :: NEW MEXICO : Albuquerque, Chaparral :: TEXAS : El Paso

The Law Office of John W. Lawit, PC has served thousands of people throughout the world to immigrate to the United States. We can assist you and your family with immigration, naturalization, change of status and many other immigration needs.

Albuquerque, NM - Office Contact Information

Telephone: 505-243-0733
Fax: 505-244-1834

Please call or email us to schedule a consultation.

Mailing Address:
2305 Renard Place SE Suite 210
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

Chaparral, NM - Office Contact Information

Telephone: (575) 805-4385
Fax: 505-244-1834

Please call or email us to schedule a consultation.

Mailing Address:
300-2 McCombs Road, # 21
Chaparral NM 88081

El Paso, TX - Office Contact Information

Telephone: (915) 875-2910
Fax: (505) 244-1834

Please call or email us to schedule a consultation.

Mailing Address:
7362 Remcon Circle
El Paso TX 79912

Immigration & Naturalization Practice Areas

  • Business Immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Consular Law
  • Deportation
  • Employment Based Immigration
  • Employment Visas
  • Family Immigration Law
  • Investor Visas
  • Labor Certifications
  • Political Asylum
  • Refugee Law
  • Religious Visas

Chavin Immigration Law Office :: CHICAGO, IL

Phone: 224 436-1682
707 Skokie Blvd, Ste 600-6026
Northbrook, IL 60062

Chavin Immigration Law Office is exclusively an immigration law practice based in Northbrook, Illinois north of Chicago.  Melissa Chavin

Melissa Chavin, attorney and sole practitioner of the firm, works with employers to help them meet their work authorization verification obligations under US immigration law.  Her services can start with a confidential review of an employer’s Form I-9 file, the file that should be kept by employers of all sizes as a record that they are properly checking new hires’ authorization to work under US immigration law. 

Ms. Chavin also works with individuals to help them obtain temporary and permanent resident visas, and to naturalize into US citizens

She has helped clients in the following visa categories: business & tourist (B), family-based (spousal and other close relatives of US citizens and green card holders), academics & researchers (EB-1 and EB-2, 0-1, J), student (F & J), treaty investors (E-2), investor green cards (EB-5), intra-company transferees (L), nurses (EB-3) and others.

Chavin Immigration Law Office serves clients from all over the world, all over the United States, and locally in Mundelein, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Aurora, Glenview, Glencoe, Deerfield, Highland Park, Libertyville and other northwest, north and west suburbs of Chicago, IL.

Canadian Immigration Law Firm of Lorne Lichtenstein :: Лорн Лихтенштейн, Канадский Иммиграционный Адвокат

Lorne Lichtenstein & Associates
2300 Yonge Street, suite 2901, P.O. Box 2406
Toronto, Ontario,
M4P 1E4
Phone (416) 947-0550
Fax (416) 480-0017

How do lawyer's services differ from services of a paralegal or a consultant?

A lawyer has the right to represent the client's interests on any stage of immigration, legal and appealing processes. It is also assumed that the Canadian lawyer is held in the highest regard by the Canadian Embassies to whom the client’s application is submitted. Therefore, the Canadian immigration officials must treat the lawyer’s client in a most respectful manner and make à correct decision, according to the Canadian law.

As for consultants and paralegals, they are limited in their rights; for example, they are not at all allowed to represent the clients in the federal courts. Besides, the lawyer has the highest level of responsibility, since he is responsible not only to the client and court, but he is also responsible to the Law Society, which can find them liable in cases of serious mistakes. And also, one of the most important issues. Unlike a consultant, a lawyer must put the client's money into a trust account. It's an account, which holds the clients' money in the name of each client and shows the exact sum paid by the client. This account is under full control of the Law Society, to the extent that the interest from the account does not go to the lawyer, but to the account of the Law Society. If a client believes that his lawyer does not fulfill the conditions of the contract, which is signed by both, the lawyer and the client before the beginning of the work, then the client can go to the Law Society and complain about the lawyer. Each lawyer carries insurance, so if he makes an error or is negligent during the process, the client can sue the lawyer, and the insurance will cover the client's losses. This is one of the guarantees that the work will be done in a professional manner. Paralegals and consultants do not carry such insurance, which is very important. This is the only real guarantee that you have when you hire someone.

IMMIGRATION TO CANADA :: Who May Represent You?

The new regulations implemented April 13, 2004 state that paid representatives must be authorized:

  • in order to conduct business on behalf of clients when dealing with the Government of Canada in immigration and refugee matters

Authorized, paid representatives may only be:

Remember you are not obliged to hire a representative for immigration and refugee matters. The Government of Canada treats everyone equally, whether they use the services of a representative or not.

To find out if an immigration representative is licensed to represent you or provide immigration advice, you must first know which of these organizations they belong to:

US Immigration :: AzulaySeiden Law Group, CHICAGO


AzulaySeiden Law Group
205 North Michigan Avenue
40th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
ph. 312.832.9200
fx. 312.832.9212
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2102 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, Florida 33606
ph. 813.600.5113
fx. 312.363.6167
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3101 North Central Avenue,
Suite 1500
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
ph. 602.325.5511
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Vojvode Milenka Street 13
Suite 10
Belgrade 11000 Serbia
ph. +381.11.362.18.42
fx. +381.11.361.26.20


222 North Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
ph. 847.201.9077
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8989 North Port Washington Road
Suite 201
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217
ph. 414.375.4151
fx. 312.363.6105
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Suite 602, Ayala FGU Building
Zapote Rd. corner Acacia Ave.
Madrigal Business Park Alabang
1770 Muntinlupa City
ph. 632.807.1744
fx. 632.807.1423

Immigration Solutions

AzulaySeiden provides reliable immigration services in all areas of immigration law, throughout the US and around the globe.

These areas are sometimes divided into different categories such as nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, family-based and employment-based visas, etc. However, particularly among family and employment-based, there can be some overlap. For example, some employment-based visa categories allow for the beneficiary to bring his/her family members to the US with him/her.

Some also think of immigration as a petitioner/beneficiary process. What this means is that often times, an individual (petitioner), who may be an employer or family member, will petition to bring another individual into the US. But, there are also some limited visa categories for which people can petition for themselves without a beneficiary.

Finally, there are other immigration situations where individuals may need assistance, including asylum and deportation/removal proceedings.

How to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker

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Skilled workers have education, work experience, knowledge of English or French, and other abilities that will help them to establish themselves successfully as permanent residents in Canada.

Making an application to immigrate to Canada is straightforward. This section will help you to find guides, information and the forms you need to make your application.

The rules for applying as a skilled worker can change from time to time, so make sure you visit this site regularly if you are considering immigrating to Canada as a skilled worker.

Before you apply, make sure you refer to updated selection criteria, and are familiar with the current application procedures. After you apply, make sure you return to this web page to find out about the steps that follow.

Note: You must meet the following minimum requirements to apply as a skilled worker:

  • You have at least one continuous year of full-time, paid work experience or the equivalent in part-time continuous employment.
  • Your work experience must be Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations) or Skill Level A (professional occupations) or B (technical occupations and skilled trades) on the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC).
  • You must have had this experience within the last 10 years.

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El Paso Immigration Lawyer :: Kemp Smith LLP

Principal Office
221 North Kansas El Paso, TX 79901

Capitol Office
816 Congress Austin, TX 78701

  • Nonimmigrant, employment and family-based immigrant visas
  • Representation before the Departments of State, Justice, and Labor in immigration matters
  • Immigration discrimination case representation
  • Naturalization representation
  • Taxation of foreign nationals

Australia - Singapore : CITIZENSHIP, IMMIGRATION and VISAS

Australian High Commission

The Immigration Section of the Australian High Commission receives citizenship and visa applications for people intending to go to Australia. Travellers of all nationalities except Australia and New Zealand need visas to enter Australia.

Migrating to Australia

  • Information about programs under which a person can immigrate to Australia, and the criteria for each, is outlined on the Immigration Department's website
  • Broadly these categories are
    1. Business skills visas, which are based on your experience in Business or Investment expertise, Booklet #7- Business Skills Migration. You must apply to Perth Business Skills Processing Centre (see details below).
    2. Skilled migration visas which are based on your qualifications, Booklet #6- General Skilled Migration. You must apply to Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre(see details below).
    3. Family migration visas, which are based on having a spouse, child or parent who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, Booklet #2-Child Migration, Booklet #1-Partner Migration or Booklet #3-Parent Migration. You may apply in Singapore at the Australian High Commission for Booklet #1 and #2. For Booklet #3 Parent Migration, you must apply to Perth Offshore Parents Centre (see details below).
  • You can obtain the above information booklets, which include the forms and explanation of the visa requirements, from the Internet at for free or at our office for a fee during counter hours.
  • If you wish to apply for permanent migration, you must complete the appropriate forms contained in the booklet and pay the required application fee, which is stated in Australian dollars on the website. If you are lodging the application in Singapore, you must pay the fee in Singapore dollars at the prevailing exchange rate in cash or by cheque. See local information sheet.
  • General Skilled Migration applications MUST be mailed to Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre, GPO Box 1638, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia or couriered to Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre, 1st Floor, 55 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia. Payment methods include credit card and bank draft. Enquiries can be made by telephone to 61 3 96574115 or via email to
  • Business Skilled Migration applications MUST be mailed to Locked Bag 7 Northbridge WA 6865 or couriered to Perth Business Skills Processing Centre, 3rd Floor City Central, 166 Murray Street Perth WA 6000.
  • For enquiries:
    or Phone : (618) 9415 9215
        Fax     : (618) 9415 9291
  • Parents Migration applications MUST be mailed to POPC, Locked Bag 7 Northbridge WA6865 or couriered to POPC, 411 Wellington Street Perth WA6000.
  • Enquiries :
    or Phone : (618) 9415 9081
          Fax     : (618) 9415 9289

Canada Visa Law : LOWE & COMPANY : Vancouver

Jeffrey S. Lowe
Chief Inspirational Officer
900 -  777 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V5Z 4J7
T. 604.875.9338
F. 604.875.1325

Why Do I Need A Lawyer?

The digital information revolution is a great thing, right? Canada Immigration’s website has application forms, kits, and guides. And there are websites, Chat Rooms, and newsgroups to get ideas about how to handle your immigration case. So you ask yourself, “Why do I need a lawyer to handle my immigration case?”

The truth is, you don’t need just any lawyer. Most lawyers specialize in a particular area of practice. You wouldn’t go to a Family doctor, or even a Heart surgeon, if you have liver cancer; you’d see a liver cancer specialist!

In the same way, you don’t want to go to a general lawyer, or a corporate lawyer to handle your Immigration matters; with diligent research, you may learn more about immigration procedures than the general lawyer you hire!

The same is true for Immigration Consultants. While many Consultants are good at immigration procedures, most do not have any legal training to think about the “why” behind the “how to”. Unless they work with an immigration law firm, they’re not likely to have the expertise to recognize and deal with complex situations or problems that arise.

When hiring a lawyer for your immigration case, you need one who knows the most up-to-date Immigration law and procedures, who handles immigration cases all the time and not “on the side”, and whom you can trust your family’s future with.

Consider these facts:

  1. The stakes are high. It’s not just money; it’s the years of time, energy, and your future plans that are affected. You can’t afford to make a mistake.
  2. You’ve never done it before, and may never do it again. Canada’s immigration laws are complex, and most lawyers don’t even know all the new provisions. Do you really want to learn the law and procedures yourself, and use your family as a test case?
  3. Immigration laws are in a state of flux. The June 2002 Immigration Regulations were the most extensive change in 24 years, and many provisions are still not clear. This creates opportunities as well as problems, although these will be very difficult for nonimmigration lawyers to find out; Canada Immigration is certainly not going to tell you!
  4. You may not know if you’ve made a mistake, especially a fatal one, until many months later. Having to start all over again means wasting all that time, not to mention the emotional and physical toll on you and your family.
  5. You need the right answers to your questions, which you can rely on. Information that you get from Canada Immigration’s clerks is often inconsistent, and sometimes completely wrong! Also, while there are thousands of pages on Canada Immigration’s website, you need to find answers to your questions, and how to apply them to your situation. At Lowe & Company, we do the thinking for you....about the right questions, as well as the right answers.
  6. You need to know the right Questions. You often have options, but don’t know about them; you need to ask the right questions. At Lowe & Company, we review your case, consider your legal options, then ask YOU the questions, to process your case smoothly.
  7. There may be problems delaying your case, but you don’t even know about them. We periodically search your Immigration file to see if there are problems with your case. Then, we will advise you as to the best solutions for these.
  8. Increase your chance of an Interview Waiver: Often, we can help you get an interview waiver by providing additional documents which are not on Canada Immigration’s “document lists”. We consider the facts of your case, then advise you as to what could improve your chances of an interview waiver.
  9. The cost is worth the benefit. Lowe & Company’s legal fees are competitive, and are payable in instalments as your case progresses. The cost of failure is much higher.

At Lowe & Company, we have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to handle your case. Our lawyers have been doing Immigration law for almost 20 years, and have satisfied clients from over 55 countries; and we can handle your case too!.

Canadian Embassy in Vietnam

Canada welcomes people who wish to visit Canada either temporarily or to immigrate. The Canadian federal department responsible for immigration is Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Canadian immigration offices are located around the world in Canadian Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates.

Temporary Residence

Visa applications for temporary residence are processed by the Canadian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. It is essential that travellers to Canada apply for their visas well in advance - a minimum of two weeks is required.

Permanent Residence

Applications from Vietnam for permanent residence are processed by the High Commission of Canada in Singapore.

Embassy of Canada, Hanoi

31 Hung Vuong

Phone: +84 (4) 3734 5000
Fax: +84 (4) 3734 5049

Hours of work:

Monday to Thursday
8:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00
8:00 - 13:30

Consular & Notarial Services:

Monday to Thursday
9:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16:00
9:00 - 12:00


Consulate General of Canada, Ho Chi Minh City

10th Floor, The Metropolitan
235 Dong Khoi, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City

Phone: +84 (8) 3827 9899
Fax: +84 (8) 3827 9935

Hours of work:
Monday to Thursday
8:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00
8:00 - 13:30

Consular Services:

9th floor
Monday to Thursday
8:30 - 10:30 and 13:30 - 15:30
8:30 - 9:30

Visa Services:

Monday to Thursday
13:00 - 14:00 - General Inquiries

Canadian VISA APPLICATION CENTREs in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing


The Canadian Embassy is pleased to announce the opening of four Canadian Visa Application Centres in China.

Beijing VAC:
- 7/F, West Area, Grand Rock Plaza,No.13 Xinzhong Xili Dongcheng District, Beijing, PRC 100027

Shanghai VAC:
-2/F, Guangdong Develpment Bank Building, No.555, Xujiahui Road, Shanghai, PRC 200023

Guangzhou VAC:
- F/3 No.10 Qiaoguang Street, Guangzhou, PRC 510620

Chongqing VAC:
- 3/F, JW Marriott Hotel, International Trade Center, 77 Qingnian Rd, Yuzhong District, PRC 400010

The centre will be operated by VFS China and Beijing Shuangxiong Foreign Service Company. In addition, Visa Application Centres opened in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing.
The centres are aimed at making the Canadian visa process more convenient for visa applicants in China. The Canadian Embassy strongly encourages clients to submit their applications to the Visa Application Center in order to take advantage of the following improved services:

* Online tracking of your application
* On site client service to assist you in submitting your application
* Point of contact for telephone and email enquiries
* Extended office hours for submitting applications