Irish lawyer in Florida charging $200 to applicants for free Diversity Visa forms
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“People often have issues with uploading photos,” Kinsella, who is charging a $200 fee for the service, told the Irish Voice.
“We typically submit a few hundred applications every year.”
“We file the application correctly, we provide you with your confirmation number and when the lottery has generated a decision, we check the system and advise you on how to proceed,” said the Limerick native.
“People can go online and do it themselves,” Kinsella points out, “we offer the service for $200.”
Kinsella, is also petitioning the US Senate to pass the IRE Irish Immigration Bill, an alternative to Democrat Charles Schumer ‘s E3 Immigration bill. Once the online petition on Change.org receives 5,000 signatures, she intends to approach three undisclosed legislators for support.
Irish green card winner Gary McLaughlin recommends that anyone interesting in living in the US should apply.
“I love it over here,” McLaughlin, who works as a production editor in Manhattan, told the Irish Voice.
“Nobody I knew had ever won, you always hear of someone but I have never physically met another winner,” said the Irish immigrant who moved here last February.
Originally from Dundalk Co. Louth, the 27-year-old applied during the DV-2010. He recalls the day he found out his application had been selected.
“I was in complete shock,” he told the Irish Voice.
“After that, everything was up in the air, but once the wheels were set in motion, I never looked back.”
McLaughlin, who moved here with his fiancé, said the couple find the cost of rent high, but think groceries are cheaper in comparison to Ireland.
Finding a job was difficult at first for the Louth native, but having a green card was a big asset, he says.
“It’s a door opener over here,” he told the Irish Voice. “Initially they [prospective employers] start thinking about sponsorship, but having a green card removes that barrier.”
As McLaughlin proves, everyone who enters is in with a chance, the EIIC encourages applicants with questions to consult the EIIC.
“Even though the numbers are small, there are few greater delights than when someone whom we have helped is successful,” Dennehy said.
“In our line of business, so many of our answers related to immigration queries are ‘No it’s not going to work.’”
She concluded: “When we have a winner, it’s a wonderful feeling.”
The Emerald Isle Immigration Center will be hosting free public immigration meetings to discuss the current diversity visa green card lottery, the deferred action for childhood arrivals program and other recent developments in immigration laws. For more information log onto http://eiic.org/.
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