We don’t mean to imply that you’re going to break the law. However, immigration law is complex and varies from one country to another.
It’s always good to have a lawyer’s phone number in your phone for the occasion that you need one. But you might not even be able to move abroad without establishing a relationship with a lawyer in your host country.
Some due diligence on your part will help, but for the most part, it’s best to have a lawyer who can go to bat for you.
Fortunately, immigration lawyers tend to not be prohibitively expensive and one is about as good as the next unless you stumble on one who is particularly incompetent. Immigration law is, for the most part, just a matter of filling out forms and ticking boxes.
They’ve done this 1,000 times before and there’s probably nothing at all remarkable, unique or special about your particular case.