Frequently Asked Questions
WHY SHOULD I HIRE OLALERE LAW OFFICE?
We enjoy what we do for a living
We provide excellent professional services
We have a strong track record of achieving positive results for our clients
Usually, we charge flat legal fees for our professional services.
Most of our clients end up referring to their friends, families and co-workers to us.
ARE YOU AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE FOR IMMIGRATION TO CANADA?
Yes. By virtue of the fact that we are licensed lawyers in Canada, we are authorized representatives for you for immigration to Canada. Only Lawyers and Immigration Consultants can represent you before Citizenship and Immigration Canada or any Canadian embassy. Our Immigration Lawyers have dealt with over 17 Canadian Embassies and various Citizenship and Immigration Canada Offices across Canada.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER AND A IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT?
An Immigration Lawyer usually spend an average of 8 years in university settings to obtain their two degrees. After completion of university studies, Immigration Lawyers spends 10 months to train and then write their licensing exams to become lawyers. Due to these reasons, they have a better understanding of Canada's immigration law. Also, Immigration Lawyers can go to Federal Court to argue for you if your application is refused. Whereas Immigration Consultants spend only one year in college to obtain a certificate and write their licencing exam. As a result, they have a lesser understanding of immigration law. Also, Immigration Consultant cannot appear in Federal Court on your behalf if your application is refused.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTISING IMMIGRATION LAW?
Since September 2004, Olalere Law Office has been in existence helping people who want to visit, study or immigrate to Canada achieve their dreams. It was started by Taiwo Olalere. Over the years, he helped numerous persons obtain their Canadian permanent residence, study visas, work visas and visitor visas. In addition, he has resolved a number of complex immigration cases in his clients' favour either through alternative dispute resolution involving the government or through adjudication against the government. He was later joined by Kehinde Olalere, his twin brother and it is currently managed by both of them. Prior to joining Olalere Law Office Kehinde worked at Citizenship and Immigration Canada as a Case Officer/Case Analyst. He was later promoted to the position of Immigration Manager responsible for 17 employees, including Immigration Officers. He was given an award in 2007 by the Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada for his valuable contributions to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada. He is an important asset to Olalere Law Office.
WHAT DO YOU DO DURING A CONSULTATION?
During a consultation, we listen to you to better understand your situation. We review the information you provide us including any documents (if applicable) and analyze them. We then look at how Canada's immigration law apply to your situation. We will advise you on the proper course of action to take to address your situation. We also use this time to explain to you what you can expect from us if you retain/hire us to act for you/represent you.
CAN I HIRE YOU AND PAY YOU LATER WHEN MY VISA IS ISSUED?
No. We do not work before payment of our legal fee.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SERVICES?
We endeavour to make our legal fee very affordable in order to provide access to legal services. We look at many factors to decide what we charge in each case. The factors we consider include but is not limited to the following: the urgency of your case, the complexity of your case, time that will be expended on your case, the type of case involved etc. We are always open to negotiation on our legal fees before the signing of an agreement. We also make flexible payment arrangement with clients.
DOES OLALERE LAW OFFICE HELP THEIR CLIENTS TO SETTLE INTO CANADA?
Yes. We help our clients to settle into Canada. We provide clients with information on how to look for affordable accommodation in Canada, information on how to obtain Social Insurance Number which is necessary to have when looking for a job in Canada, information on how to apply for Health Card which is needed when visiting a Doctor's office, information on how to look for a job in Canada, including where to look for current job openings, information about how to get your foreign educational credentials evaluated in Canada and recognized, information on how to get your children enrolled into school in Canada and any information that is available to us to help you settle successfully in Canada. Your successful integration into Canada is our success.
DO YOU CHARGE A CONSULTATION FEE?
Yes. We offer a one hour consultation, the consultation fee of $ 350 (HST already included).
I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS. CAN I CALL YOU OR EMAIL YOUR OFFICE?
Yes. Please call us at +1 613 799 7572 or on WhatsApp at +1 613 799 7572. You can also send us an email at [email protected]
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