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Allan Lolly did exactly what we needed his staff was excellent and he went the extra mile to help my wife and I !! We now have the permanent resident card that we needed and my wife looks forward to working with him to apply for dual citizen ship . I can't say enough about how I would recommend him to any one that's looking for no noncence lawyer to get your residence or citizen ship .
I have used Allan Lolly's services to secure successfully two visas. I found him and his associates to be uniformly knowledgeable and responsive. There were aspects of the situation which were problematic, but he handled my questions with aplomb. US Immigration is an incredible bureaucracy, but he helped me wend my way through it.
I thought the price for his services was very reasonable. I highly recommend him.
I have known Allan for several years now and have worked with him both as a colleague and under his direction on legal matters. I have also been a client of his on my own matter. Allan has the highest ethical standards and cares about his clients. He is reasonable in the way he works with clients. I recommend him. Mike
Allan Lolly made 3 serious mistakes that cost us a great deal of money and wasted time.
1. Allan Lolly advised me that, before applying for US citizenship, I should give up my current green card and apply for a new one since I had traveled quite a bit outside of the US in the past years. I hired him to complete the forms for $2000 (in addition there were application, medical and other costs--some unexpected). When I finally went for my Immigration interview, I was told by the Immigration Officer, after this long application process that lasted several months, that there was no reason to have applied for a new green card since there was nothing wrong with the one I had had since 1977. This cost us a great deal both in fees, other expenses and lost work time.
2. Ten minutes before going into the immigration interview I finally managed to get Allan Lolly on the phone. He told me as I was about to walk into the interview that my case might be thrown out and that we would then have to gofor litigation.
3. Lolly was impossible to reach by phone after the first generous interview. We urgently asked to speak with him when it appeared that the information given by his paralegal, Taylor Collins, was different from that we later received from the US Government (this affected my ability to do my work) and also when we had burning questions regarding our interview with US Immigration, that were not covered in the handout he sent us.
All phone queries took an extremely long time. We had the impression that we had to wait while the receptionist, Jennifer, seemed to actually be walking back and forth between her desk and the office of the paralegal to get answers to our questions.
My husband and I initially chose Allan Lolly because he was very generous with his time during the free intake interview and discussed our case with us in detail. Also all recommendations we read except one, about Allan Lolly were positive. The one bad reference complained about difficulties in communications with the office and rudeness. This one negative reference proved to be totally accurate in the experience of myself and my husband.
For just over a year I have tried to forget this most unpleasant and very costly experience, but I can not ignore my conscience any longer and feel it is important to warn others not to have any dealings with Allan Lolly or the people he employs.
We had a pleasant process, while working with Mr. Lolly and his associates. They were knowledgeable and always helpful with whatever we needed. We highly recommend their services.
This review is long over due and for that I apologize to Allen Scott Lolly and Taylor. I first came in contact with Allan Lolly June 15, 2012 when my husband was denied his visa from the Nigerian Embassy. I was not really trusting of lawyers plus had money constraints which was why I decided to do my husbands paperwork myself in the beginning. It was upsetting for me to not only learn that they were trying to deny my husbands visa but were trying to revoke his whole application by claiming that our marriage was a sham. Their reason for claiming it was a sham was because we met on a dating site and I didn't wear a wedding dress. When I contacted Allen he was very attentive and listened to all that I had to say. He explained what was needed for my situation which was kind of hard to do because I was so emotional at the time. He really was patient with me and helped me to understand that although my emotions were involved, at this point what was needed was to plan an attack from a legal aspect and he was totally right. It took a whole year for the USCIS to contact me regarding my husbands denial letter and revocation of my husbands visa from May 2012-2013 at which time they said if we didn't respond within 30 days to the allegations then his application would be revoked. However, the time I received the letter we actually had less than a month to get all of the documentation together and sent to them. We only had three weeks when I received their letter. Basically we would have to start all over again from step one if my husband was revoked. We had initially started our application in 2010 after getting married in June it was now May of 2013 and they were trying to make us go back to square one. With this shortened time period and with Allen and his associates we managed to get all the documents and briefs together within the time limit. I have to say I was on pins and needles this whole time period because I didn't want to start all over again. I am happy to say December 6, 2013 my husband received an email confirming another appointment at the Lagos Embassy for and interview. He received his visa on January 2, 2014 and I am happy to say will be with me here in the United States on March 24, 2014. Thank you so much Allen Lolly I will be contacting you again in the future for any and all immigration needs. Your company was both very understanding and timely in everything that they did and assisted me with and for that I am so grateful. I was really new to all of this immigration run a round and documentation but you were very helpful in explaining to me step by step what the process was and what the outcomes could be or could not be. I appreciate your honesty and your candor in all you did for me and my husband. This write up in know way covers all that you and your associates have done, you have gone above and beyond for the both of us and for that we are both very thankful and grateful to you. I highly recommend this firm to all.
I would like to take this opportunity to say that the service offered by Allan Lolly Law Firm has been highly impressive. Allan's service has been excellent and every member of your staff has been courteous, polite and reliable.
My first time applying for a K-1 Visa. Allan's Law Firm has made processing easy and less stressful for me.
My Fiancee Visa processing was stopped due to document problems at the U.S. Embassy. Allan's Law Firm was quick to react and helped with the problem.
I am happy to say her Visa was approved, she received her passport, and will be joining me soon.
Thanks again Allan and to my case manager Cynthia.
My wife (U.S. Citizen) and I (Canadian P.R.) just completed a successful spousal visa (CR1) process through the Montreal Consulate. I only have praise for Mr. Lolly's and his staff for their professionalism and for being so helpful and knowledgeable during this process.
We started off our CR1 journey with a very frank conversation where we laid out a work plan that we adjusted as we moved along. Allan was always eager to listen to our situation and we adjusted our plans based on the observations we had. He was always handy to answer our questions and we appreciated how he analyzed them, and provided frank straight-to-the point answers. That is what my wife and I needed as we relied on his legal immigration knowledge and advice.
Tami, the case manager that he assigned to us, was and is a great professional. She worked with us side by side and guided us through the complex documentation requirements for our immigration process. Our communication with Allan Lolly and his staff has always been fluid, helpful, and prompt. Their answers and guidance contributed to reduce the natural anxiety and uncertainty that naturally comes associated with immigration procedures.
If you are reading this review, I can tell you by my experience and that of my wife that we are completely satisfied with the service that we received, the fair price, the professionalism, communication, and above all the effectiveness that resulted out of all this. I am joining my wife in NY very soon (March 2014) and having people like Allan, and Tami on our side made our journey more satisfactory.
Please do your homework: invest the time to collect documentation, follow the instructions that you receive, communicate respectfully and efficiently, and ask questions. That is what we did with Allan and Tami and the positive results that we obtained speak for themselves.
These are the reasons why we are writing this review and we wish you success in your own journey!
We would definitely recommend Allan S. Lolly and Associates to anyone we know. We contacted Allan in late July as soon as we learned that immigration was federally accepting applications of same sex couples petitioning their fiances. We realized this was something too big for us to do alone and had already been very discouraged because we had attempted two B-2 visitor visa's already on our own and were denied. After the initial phone call to Allan, he promptly returned the phone call on the same day within a couple of hours. He was very supportive of our situation and explained to me that he was on board for equality of same sex marriage and he would work with us in every way possible. He reviewed our information and was very encouraging and he felt this is something we can accomplish. He also explained that there could be some difficulty relating to the law recently changing and also possible stigma concerning the Embassy in Manila. Most impressive was that I felt he really cared and told me to discuss this with my partner and let him know our decision. We signed the contract on July 22nd, received receipt notice from USCIS on August 20, sent to NVC on November 3rd, received by Embassy in Manila on December 3rd, interview January 6th, request for one missing document, and Visa ISSUED on February 4, 2014. Allan and Taylor worked with us every step of the way answering all questions, prompt with all responses, and made sure all our documents were completed and without error. Most important is that the visa was issued and in a short time although it seemed like a lot longer. Thank you Allan and Taylor.....we greatly appreciate your services and legal expertise..
Allan Lolly and Taylor Collins helped us in the process of receiving my conditional permanent resident status after I (German) got married to my husband (US).
Everything worked out great from the start: Only a few hours after we've sent an e-mail to Allan Lolly's office in order to get some information and a quote, Allan personally called us to get a better view of our case (most of the lawyers we contacted, did not even get back or only months later).
His professionalism and detailed explanations, just on this first phone call, convinced us, he would be the right choice and made us hire him. Our expectations even got exceeded.
Taylor was in charge for us and prepared all the paperwork absolutely perfect and very detail-oriented, I guess, that is what counts in matters like these. The e-mail-correspondence was professional during the entire process, every update from the USCIS got communicated right away (not one single day delayed). And everything always got explained (while Taylor was on vacation, Cynthia did a wonderful job here, too!).
Short-term requests from our side were resolved by Taylor immediately.
Only 2 month after filing date, I received EAD and AP and two weeks later the conditional "green card". Much earlier then we ever anticipated.
Thank you Allan and Team for the great work!
I will definitely hire Allan Lolly again for removal of the conditional status.