Immigration FAQ

Answers from Our Houston Immigration Attorneys

Here at Fong • Ilagan, we understand that immigration is one of the most complex areas of the law. Immigration laws differ in every country and the requirements and processes can be hard to understand without a professional immigration lawyer. Our team strives to help clients in Texas and beyond navigate these difficult situations – you can find the assistance you are seeking at Fong • Ilagan.

Below, we have answered some of the questions we are asked most frequently. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us online or call (713) 766-0556.

  • How can I consult with a Houston immigration attorney from Fong • Ilagan?

    Here at Fong • Ilagan, we understand that immigration is one of the most complex areas of the law. Immigration laws differ in every country and the requirements and processes can be hard to understand without a professional immigration lawyer. Our team strives to help clients in Texas and beyond navigate these difficult situations – you can find the assistance you are seeking at Fong • Ilagan.

  • What kinds of industries do you provide immigration services for?

    At Fong • Ilagan, we serve a wide variety of industries including oil and gas, technology, engineering, healthcare, research, marine transportation, finance, athletics, ranch and farm operations, airline operations, media, religious organizations, and plenty more. If you do not see your industry listed here, we encourage you to contact us to talk with an attorney and see how we can help you.

  • I am planning to immigrate to the U.S. for a job – what can I expect from the process?

    The process ahead depends heavily on the job you are taking, your industry, the country you are immigrating from, and several other factors. Nearly every immigration case will include an application, paperwork, and filing fees. That said, every case is different. At Fong • Ilagan, we offer initial consultations so that we can understand the details of your situation before recommending the appropriate course of action.

  • Can you take cases outside of Texas?

    Yes! Immigration law is federal so we can handle all your immigration needs in every state. Corporate business law varies from state to state, so we typically work with local counsel to meet your goals.

  • What information do I need to start a case?

    For most immigration cases, we need information about the company and employee, job title and description, location of the job site, and when you want the employment to start.

  • What are your fees?

    At the consultation or after discussing your case by telephone or Skype, we can quote you an exact, flat-rate legal fee for your case, including an estimate of the government filing fees and estimated expenses.

  • How do I hire Fong • Ilagan?

    We prepare a contract for your review and signature and you coordinate payment with our accounting department. We accept checks, credit cards, and bank transfers.

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