Consider Professional Assistance2006-05-11
Do you need a lawyer to get you through the Canada immigration process? Like most things in life, you can probably manage on your own, though the end-product may vary. Have you ever tackled a home repair? How about your own taxes? Appealed an administrative decision? If so, you may be one of those people who are relentless about tackling everything themselves and there is nothing wrong with that. You just have to ask yourself if you want “learn as you go” with regard to the immigration process and your decision to move to another country. Get something wrong, and your file will be returned to you (unprocessed) after a couple of months and you’ll have to start again, wasting precious time. Did you know that simply neglecting to put “not applicable” for military service on a Schedule 1 form means the file will be returned to you for completion and you will move to the back of the line for processing? An immigration lawyer knows how to construct your application so the process goes smoothly and problems identified well in advance. The choice is yours — hire an expert or go it alone, but be prepared for bumps along the way that will lengthen an already lengthy process.