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Frequently Asked Questions

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Office Overview

  1. Why should I choose Cayer Dyson Law?
  2. What types of cases does Cayer Dyson Law handle?
  3. What about matters unrelated to immigration?
  4. Do I need an immigration attorney?
  5. Does Cayer Dyson Law guarantee its services?
  6. Will a specific person at Cayer Dyson Law handle my case?
  7. Does Cayer Dyson Law represent clients overseas?
  8. Does Cayer Dyson Law represent clients in other U.S. states?
  9. Does Cayer Dyson Law offer translation and interpreting services?
  10. What are Cayer Dyson Law's office hours?

Immigration Benefits

  1. For what types of visas might I qualify?
  2. For what types of humanitarian relief might I qualify?
  3. How long does each case take to complete?
  4. What happens if I have criminal arrests/convictions?
  5. What happens if I have overstayed my visa?
  6. What happens if I entered the U.S. without inspection?
  7. What happens if I have an order of deportation?

Office Overview

Why should I choose Cayer Dyson Law?

Superior Work Product

Cayer Dyson Law strives for a high level of accuracy, efficiency and reliability in all of its work.

Individualized Service

At many larger immigration firms, the majority of a client’s case is handled by a paralegal, law student, or other support services staff. At Cayer Dyson Law, however, each client receives individualized attention from Attorney Cayer or Attorney Dyson who handle all cases from start to finish.

Client Communication

Each client has access to his or her case at all times through the Case Access system. We attempt to respond to all communications from clients within twenty-four hours.

What types of cases does Cayer Dyson Law handle?

Please visit our Immigration Services page.

What about matters unrelated to immigration?

Cayer Dyson Law currently does not handle matters unrelated to immigration. Should you require the services of an attorney for a matter unrelated to immigration, the Firm will be happy to refer you to an attorney experienced in that particular subject matter.

Do I need an immigration attorney?

Some individuals may be able to handle simple immigration matters without an attorney. For most cases, however, it is advisable to hire an attorney. Immigration law is a complex area of law which can at times be difficult for even the most seasoned practitioner.

Does Cayer Dyson Law guarantee its services?

No. It does, however, agree to diligently represent all of its clients to the best of its ability.

Will a specific person at Cayer Dyson Law handle my case?

Attorney Cayer and Attorney Dyson handle all immigration cases. At times, however, scheduling conflicts and other events beyond Cayer Dyson Law’s control may lead the Firm to assign all or part of your case to other experienced attorneys or support services staff.

Does Cayer Dyson Law represent clients overseas?

Yes. Because immigration law is U.S. federal law, Cayer Dyson Law is able to represent clients throughout the United States and overseas.

Does Cayer Dyson Law represent clients in other U.S. states?

Yes, because immigration law is U.S. federal law, Cayer Dyson Law is able to represent clients throughout the United States and overseas. However, if your case is pending before the U.S. Immigration Court in another state, we would advise you to retain an attorney in your home state. The only exception is if you are planning to move to the Boston, Massachusetts area and will be transferring your immigration case to the Boston Immigration Court.

Does Cayer Dyson Law offer translation and interpreting services?

Cayer Dyson Law does not offer translation and interpreting services. Individuals needing the services of an interpreter should bring an English-speaking friend or acquaintance to the consultation or appointment. Cayer Dyson Law also recommends the services of MAPA Translations in Framingham, Massachusetts for all translation and interpreting needs.

What are Cayer Dyson Law’s office hours?

Cayer Dyson Law is typically open from Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Consultations are by appointment only. Clients may drop off case documents with the receptionist anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Immigration Benefits

For what types of visas might I qualify?

Please visit our Immigration Services page.

For what types of humanitarian relief might I qualify?

Please visit our Immigration Services page.

How long does each case take?

The expected length of each case varies, lasting anywhere from several months to several years.

What happens if I have criminal arrests/convictions?

Certain crimes automatically result in the denial of all immigration benefits. At a very minimum, criminal arrests and convictions will have a negative discretionary impact on a case. Please contact us or schedule an initial consultation for further information.

What happens if I have overstayed my visa?

Generally, a person who has overstayed between 180 days and one year cannot receive immigration benefits for three years. An individual who overstays more than one year generally cannot receive immigration benefits for ten years. There are certain exceptions to these general rules, so it is best to consult an attorney for an individualized assessment of your particular case. Please contact us or schedule an initial consultation for further information.

What happens if entered the U.S. without inspection?

Generally, an individual who enters the United States without inspection cannot adjust his or her status in the United States; rather, he or she must return to his or her home country to receive a visa. There are certain exceptions to this general rule (for instance, those who previously have cases filed under 245(i) may be eligible for an exception), so it is best to consult an attorney for an individualized assessment of your particular case. Please contact us or schedule an initial consultation for further information.

What happens if I have an order of deportation?

Generally, a person who has a prior order of removal or deportation cannot receive any immigration benefits unless the Immigration Judge or Board of Immigration Appeals reopens the case. The Immigration Judge or Board of Immigration Appeals will reopen cases only under limited circumstances. Please contact us or schedule an initial consultation to determine if your particular circumstance might qualify for reopening of your case.

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