February 19, 2009 12:20:41 PM CET
k1 (Feb 18 2009, 04:58 PM) said: > original post
My wife and I met a very well known american immigration attorney that wanted to charge us 14000 euros for our procedure. In the end the name that kept coming up as the best was a firm in Amsterdam named Everaert Advocaten. And a fantastic attorney named Sevil Karadag. She led us through the entire process for about 1500 euros.
Here at ExpatLaw we also charge 1500 euros for the DAFT procedure.
14,000 euros is the average investment made by our clients in their DAFT business, not the amount of our legal fee. We do most applications for 750 euros and DAFT applications for 1500 euros.
The minimum required investment for a DAFT business application is 4,500 euros but our typical applicant invests around ten thousand euros more than this minimum. Some invest substantially more.
Apparently there was a misunderstanding about the meaning of the figures. We have never charged more than 1500 euros for a DAFT application and we have a 100% success rate in this category of permit. In addition we also provide additional services to the DAFT client (like business set-up assistance) which aren't offered by other local attorneys.
Our prices are clearly posted on our website, which should make it clear that our rates are very competive.
I am glad to hear that we are 'well-known' but it's definitely not for overcharging our clients.
Christian Barth, Esq.