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By booking a consultation with the American Immigration Law Office LTD, you expressly accept and agree to be bound by and comply with the terms and conditions contained below. American Immigration Law Office LTD may change its Consultation Terms and Conditions, at its sole discretion, from time to time, and you agree to be bound by and comply with such Consultation Terms and Conditions as they may be modified.
These terms and conditions of use apply solely to your consultation with American Immigration Law Office LTD. These Consultation Terms and Conditions do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with the American Immigration Law Office LTD. If you are booking a consultation on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Consultation Terms and Conditions on such entity's behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify you and the American Immigration Law Office LTD for violations of these Consultation Terms and Conditions.
The American Immigration Law Office LTD takes your privacy seriously and we will not lease, sell, or otherwise release to a third party any personal information you provide, unless we have your permission. The American Immigration Law Office LTD may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if we believe such an action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property and personal safety of American Immigration Law Office LTD and individuals associated with American Immigration Law Office LTD.
In order to book a consultation appointment with American Immigration Law Office LTD, a non-refundable deposit ("payment") is required. Unless and until a required payment is received, all consultation appointments are provisional only and therefore subject to change or cancellation. The deposit constitutes partial payment for the consultation and additional fees shall be due at the time of your appointment.
Additionally, you specifically agree to fill out and return, no later than 24 working hours prior to your consultation, the filled out client questionnaire and the required identity/residence documents. American Immigration Law Office LTD reserves the right to cancel the consultation at any time if the client questionnaire or the identity/residence documents are not received. All appointments are final when made. However, if you wish to reschedule and give us at least 48 working hours' notice, we will endevevour to do so if possible.
The consultation fee covers the firm's time in reviewing the details of a potential client's (PC) matter, meeting with PC in person or via telephone, and analysing what options, if any, exist. Please note that, following the discussion, it is possible that a person is determined to not have any viable options under U.S. immigration law and/or that PC's preferred visa classification is not a suitable option or involves significant risk that a visa would be denied. By booking a consultation, you expressly confirm your understanding that the firm does not make any representations or guarantees whatsoever that you are qualified to apply for your preferred U.S. visa classification or that you are qualified for any visa classifications provided under U.S. immigration law. It may be that there are no viable visa options for you under US immigration law and/or that you will not learn any new information as a result of holding a consultation with the firm. You expressly assume this risk and understand that the consultation fee will not be refunded. If multiple options exist, we will make recommendations regarding the route that is viewed as most suitable or explain the benefits and drawbacks of the options available. The consultation is also an opportunity to determine the viability of working together on a visa application, including whether you would feel comfortable being represented by the law firm and whether the lawyer would be willing to take the case. The consultation will not include filling out forms, reviewing forms or an application prepared by PC, or discussing a specific list of documents that are needed for the application.
In order to effectuate the consultation, you specifically agree that your personal information, including sensitive information concerning your current and past situation, and all information you provide to the law firm in advance and during the consultation, may be disclosed on a confidential basis to US-located attorneys. You may seek a second opinion regarding your legal matter, and it may be advisable to do so. If any of the factual information outlined in the Consultation Augmentation is incorrect, you must immediately notify American Immigration Law Office LTD as it may alter the legal advice given.
The American Immigration Law Office LTD may make available to you documents, articles, or other written information or content (collectively, "texts") in the course of, or following, your consultation with American Immigration Law Office LTD. The American Immigration Law Office LTD grants to you a limited license to display on your computer, print, download and use texts for non-commercial, personal purposes only. Reproduction of the texts or portions of these texts, including posting on a website, distribution to members of the public or distribution to any individuals not directly and explicitly implicated in the legal matter regarding which advice is sought, is prohibited without prior written permission from American Immigration Law Office LTD.
The information contained in the Consultation Augmentation document is not exhaustive, nor is it a substitution for having legal representation in the visa application process or a 'how to' guide. Instead, it offers an overview of US immigration legal requirements which supplement the matters discussed during your consultation with American Immigration Law Office LTD. Additional requirements as the case progresses will apply, and USCIS/ DOS may impose new legal, documentary, or financial requirements at any time. The consultation excludes the drafting of immigration forms, support letters, and other visa application materials. Subject to mutual consent and entry into a written retainer agreement, you can obtain such additional services by retaining the firm to represent you in the visa application process.
By submitting the consultation deposit, you agree to pay the full consultation fee before or at the time of your consultation. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the appointment and forefiture of the consultation deposit. Further, if you fail to make a payment as required, you agree that the firm can pass your personal details to a collection agency and report non-payment of fees to credit agencies. No refunds will be given once the consultation has taken place.
The deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances, including if you change your mind about wanting a consultation or if you determine that you no longer wish to pursue a US visa application. The consultation must take place within 30 days of payment of the consultation deposit. If the consultation does not take place within those 30 days and prior written arrangement has not been made with the firm to the contrary, the deposit will be forefeited.
Consultation times are always London, United Kingdom time. It is your responsibility to accurately determine the time difference, if any. We recommend you search the internet to find out the time difference between your location and London, UK.
Telephone and in-person appointments are expected to begin on time and will end on time. If you are late arriving for a consultation, the duration of your consultation will unfortunately have to be shortened and we may not be able to discuss all the issues pertinent to your application. For this reason, we recommend arriving 10 minutes early for in person consultations and finding a quiet, private space to speak from at least 10 minutes prior to a telephonic consultation.
Unless and until a Retainer Agreement is signed, the American Immigration Law Office LTD and/or the firm's attorney does not represent you as your attorney in any immigration matter and no further action will be taken regarding your case. The firm reserves the right to decline undertaking future legal representation in your matter. We recommend notifying us well in advance if you wish to retain the firm. Any quoted legal representation fee for further legal services is valid for 1 (one) month from the time the consultation is held and is subject to changes/ increases at any time if we do not enter into a retainer agreement for said services within one month following our consultation.
Ownership and title to all written materials you obtain from American Immigration Law Office LTD, including ownership rights to copyrights and trademarks, shall be the exclusive property of the American Immigration Law Office LTD.
You agree that you will not use any of the written materials obtained from American Immigration Law Office LTD, or the oral legal advice obtained from American Immigration Law Office LTD, for any unlawful purpose, or for any purpose prohibited by these Consultation Terms and Conditions. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the American Immigration Law Office LTD, the firm's attorney(s), any partners and affiliates from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including attorneys' reasonable fees) related to your violation of these Consultation Terms and Conditions.
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Any dispute between you and the American Immigration Law Office LTD regarding the consultation, legal advice obtained during the consultation, or written materials obtained from American Immigration Law Office LTD in connection with the consultation, shall be resolved in the first instance by negotiations in good faith. If the matter is not resolved by negotiation within 14 days, then the matter will proceed to mediation as set forth below. Any and all disputes, claims or controversies arising out of or relating to the content or use of the web site shall be submitted to CEDR Solve of IDRC, 70 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1EU, UK, or its successor, for mediation in good faith by both parties. The party initiating the dispute shall be financially responsible for any and all fees and costs associated with the mediation process, unless otherwise agreed by the parties. If the matter is not resolved through mediation, then it shall be submitted to CEDR Solve, or its successor, for final and binding arbitration. The party initiating the dispute shall be financially responsible for any and all fees and costs associated with the mediation process, unless otherwise agreed by the parties. The arbitration shall take place in London, UK, in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules for the time being in force. The substantive law used in the arbitration shall be the laws of the State of Washington, USA, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. CEDR Solve shall be the default appointing authority should the parties fail to agree the identity of the arbitrator within 14 days from initiation of arbitral proceedings. The number of arbitrators shall be one (1). The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English. The agreement to arbitrate disputes refers only to disputes arising from or related to the consultation.
Failure by the American Immigration Law Office LTD to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is prohibited by law or judged by an arbitrator or court to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, the provision or part of the provision shall, to the extent required, be severed from this agreement and rendered ineffective as far as possible without modifying the remaining provisions, and shall not in any way affect any other circumstances of or the validity or enforcement of these Terms and Conditions.