How to Find an Immigration Lawyer in Virginia


The immigration process can be overwhelming and frightening for many. It is not uncommon for people to hear horror stories of friends or relatives who have spent their hard-earned money and years trying to plead their case to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) only to be left without a way to immigrate to or stay in the United States. While there are plenty of lawyers and a couple of non-profits who can assist you with this process, our approach at Fayad Law, P.C. is different. Our goal is to help you achieve your American Dream whatever it may be

Before we discuss how our law firm can help you on your journey, we want to outline the various options available to you.

Non-profit Agencies

There are numerous non-profit agencies throughout the Richmond and Fairfax, Virginia areas. These agencies have wonderful missions and altruistic hearts. They try to provide immigration legal services to as many people as they can for the lowest cost. However, agencies like these can rarely meet demand, resulting in long wait times. Additionally, non-profit agencies may not be able to provide expertise in all areas of immigration law.

Private Immigration Attorneys

Private immigration attorneys are offices much like ours. These attorneys provide a large scope of services and can spend more time and resources on your journey than a non-profit agency. Before you hire an attorney, we recommend asking yourself the following questions:

  • Does this immigration attorney understand me and what I’m going through as an immigrant?
  • Does this immigration attorney speak my language?
  • Does this immigration attorney have a proven track record of success?
  • Does this immigration attorney provide personalized one-on-one attention?
  • Does this immigration attorney keep their clients up-to-date and informed of their case status?
  • Does this immigration attorney approach my journey with compassion and dedication?

How to Avoid Bad Immigration Attorneys

Hiring the wrong immigration attorney can mean extensive delays and additional fees and expenses. Be careful who you are receiving legal advice from. Here are a few of our tips for avoiding the wrong immigration lawyer.

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is
  • There are no secret laws that an attorney can use to expedite the process.
  • If an attorney claims to have “special influence” with USCIS, they are dishonest and unethical.
  • Do not let an attorney find you a sponsor or spouse; this is illegal.
  • Never sign anything that contains false information or has information that has been left blank.
  • Insist on a written agreement with your immigration attorney that outlines all fees and expenses.

The Fayad Law, P.C. Difference

As immigrants who have experienced what you are going through firsthand, we understand your excitement about the possibilities as well as the anxiety of the unknown. We have been there, and we are here for you. We can speak to you in your language (English, Arabic, French, Russian, or Spanish) so you fully understand the process and what is happening. Our law firm has over 20 years of experience with a proven track record of success.

When you call Fayad Law, P.C., we will listen to you and discuss your concerns and goals. We will go over your options with you so that you can make informed decisions about how to proceed on your journey. From the time we begin working on your case until the conclusion of the process, you will be able to count on us for support and answers to your questions, and we will do everything that we reasonably can to help you.

About Fayad Law, P.C.

Fayad Law, P.C. is a full-service immigration law firm offering assistance with many different practice areas including: humanitarian parole, asylum, and Immigrant visas. As a culturally diverse and sensitive law firm, we understand the backgrounds and concerns of many clients who come through our doors. Therefore, we treat each client with the utmost respect and compassion to provide professional immigration law services.

Finding a clear path to your next chapter of American immigration may be confusing. Still, our immigration attorneys at Fayad Law, P.C., in Richmond and Fairfax, VA, can help you achieve peace of mind regarding your immigration journey. Contact us today at 804-607-8123 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers.


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Fayad Law, P.C.
8315 Lee Highway Suite 620,
Fairfax, VA 22031
(804) 607-8123