IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE LAW

Asaf Rashid Law can take online payments

Asaf Rashid is dedicated to providing quality immigration legal services. Prior to his legal career, he spent many years as a migrant justice activist, advocating for migrants to stay in Canada and challenging Canada's use of deportations and immigration detention.

Asaf can assist you in refugee claims, humanitarian and compassionate grounds applications, Pre-removal Risk Assessments, immigration detention hearings, sponsorship of spouses, children and other eligible family members, applications to come to Canada as a temporary resident, including as a student, worker or a visitor, issues with your permanent residence, and applications for citizenship. He will also assist with hearings that arise out of any of these claims or applications, including cases before the federal court. He can assist in other matters as well.  Contact Asaf Rashid to find out more.

Asaf is also a criminal defence lawyer, so can assist you if you are facing criminal charges that could affect your immigration status (if you are permanent resident, temporary resident, refugee claimant or non-status), or there are convictions that affect the eligibility of your immigration application or the application of a family member you are trying to sponsor.

 

Legal assistance to guide you

In order to make a good application or refugee claim, or to be effective in your request or correspondence with an immigration or border officer, you need to present your application / letter and evidence in a the way that the immigration or refugee protection or Canada Border Service Agency decision maker wants to see.  You need to answer all their questions and concerns.  You have to tell your story in an acceptable way from their point of view.  This involves following rules requirements, which are often changing, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you have an immigration appeal hearing, the rules, process and preparation become even more complicated.  If you wanted to challenge a negative decision at the Federal Court, the complication and challenge grows.  In order to have peace of mind and be able to focus on the rest of your day, it makes a big difference to have a legal professional help take care of these complexities.  Let Asaf be your guide through the process.

 

Consultation and fees

Contact Asaf Rashid Law at 902 - 919 - 5769 or asaf@arashidlaw.ca  to begin a conversation.  Asaf offers a free phone consultation to answer some simple questions you may have, like basic eligibility requirements and timelines for immigration and refugee applications and procedures.

In order to actually get ready to prepare for an application, claim, request, correspondence or hearing, you will need a full consultation.  This is where Asaf can have the opportunity to gather more details about your case, go over any documents that need to be reviewed, determine the eligibility and strength of your application or action and explain more details of his fee arrangement and next steps.

The consultation will be approximately 1.5 hours.  It can be done in person, by video through Zoom, Skype/ Microsoft Teams, other video platforms, or by phone.  The fee is $250.00 + HST = $287.50 for all forms of consultation.  The consultation fee will be deducted from flat fee for his services if Asaf assists you further.

If Asaf determines that he will be able to assist you in your immigration or refugee matter, he will prepare a retainer agreement, which will explain his role and yours and the fees. All of Asaf's immigration and refugee case fees are flat (see below).  He will not begin work on your matter until both you and him have gone over and signed the retainer agreement.  This will be done to make sure that he does not begin and charge you for any work that you did not agree for him to do for you.

See the list below for a breakdown of immigration and refugee matter fees.  There fee will depend on the level of complexity (including the number of dependent family members you have), so a range is given.  Not every type of immigration and refugee matter that Asaf can cover is listed below, but it should give you a good idea of the range of costs.  In order to make his services more accessible and affordable, Asaf can set up a payment plan appropriate for you.  He will also consider discounts in appropriate cases, or even pro bono where clients are in a very difficult financial position, the matter is urgent and there is major public importance to the case.

The prices for each kind of immigration matter (ex, refugee claim, spousal sponsorship, federal court hearing, etc) will be by flat fees, unless it is especially complicated, which may increase the cost. Asaf also has the discretion to reduce the fee in appropriate cases. Payment plans may also be possible. Not every possible immigration or refugee matter is on the list. Contact Asaf for more information about fees

 

Immigration & refugee matter flat fees (Does not include HST or government fees)

Matter Flat fee
Consultation fee $250
Refugee claim $1,500 - $2,500 (reduced rate or pro bono in some cases)
Pre-Removal Risk Assessment $1,500 - $2,000
Humanitarian and compassionate claim $2,500 - $3,500
Spousal sponsorship $2,000 - $3,000
Super visa $1,500 - $2,000
Visitor visa $1,000 - $1,500 (increased cost due to COVID-19 travel requirements)
Work permit $1,000 - $1,500
Open work permit in case of abuse pro bono - $500
Rehabilitation application $1,500 - $2,500 (depending on number of convictions
Temporary resident permit $1,500 - $2,000
Authorization to return to Canada $1,500 - $2,000
Detention review $750 - $1,500
Admissibility hearing $2,500 - $3,500
Immigration Appeal hearing $2,500 - $3,500
Federal Court judicial review $4,500 - $7,500 (depending on complexity)