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Comprehensive US Immigration Law Advice

The Law Office of Flynn Hodkinson is a boutique law firm that provides comprehensive US visa and nationality law advice and legal services. Initially, we will either speak to or email with potential clients to ascertain the basic facts of the case and determine if the issue is something in which we can assist prior to booking a consultation with one of our lawyers. In general, we charge for an initial consultation fee for private individual clients. We meet with all potential clients for a pre-scheduled face-to-face consultation at our office in central London, or via video conference for those in Dublin, to allow the lawyer to discuss the details of the situation to provide specific advice on the likelihood of success, how to proceed and give you an indication of the processing times and total costs involved.

Please note, having a consultation with one of our lawyers is not a guarantee that you have a case and once we have a full understanding of your situation we may need to advise that it is not advisable to proceed with your case. We feel there is value in knowing what your options are, having an understanding of US visa and nationality law and how it applies to your case. If a potential client does not have at least a US job offer, intention to invest in a US business or a US citizen or Permanent Resident immediate relative, we may only be able to provide you with general information. Therefore, it is up to the client to decide if he or she would like to have a consultation with a US visa and nationality lawyer.

Also, as we are regulated by our US state bars, we cannot ethically provide legal advice if we do not have a full understanding of the situation involved.

The Initial Consultation

The purpose of a consultation is to allow the lawyer to make a full assessment of the facts of the case, to provide accurate US visa advice and for the lawyer to give an educated opinion as to the likely outcome of the case based on the facts provided. The lawyer will discuss the possible legal strategies and arguments, procedures, timing expectations and costs involved with a case. Often, more than one visa category or solution may be available to a company or individual and it is their individual circumstances and goals that may determine the best way to proceed. We do initially chat with a potential client prior to booking a consultation to ascertain the basic facts of a person’s situation but some cases are very complex and require a meeting with a lawyer to determine whether a person will have a case for a US visa or nationality. Having a consultation with a lawyer is not a guarantee that a person will be successful as the final decision of whether a visa is issued depends solely on the decision of a Consular Officer. There are times, after a consultation, that the lawyer may need to advise a client that it would be best if they did not proceed with their case due to the unlikelihood of success.

After the consultation, the client should be able to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the case and engage our services to represent them. After the consultation, once we have a full understanding of the facts of the case and the client’s requirements, the client will be notified of what our total legal fee will be to assist with the matter.

To speak to one of our lawyers, please call our office at +353 (0) 1254 9317 or send an email with your inquiry to

Please note that our lawyers cannot guarantee the success of any case and can only give an indication of the likelihood of success as the final decision and outcome is ultimately made by the US government.