Foster and Hannaford, LLP

Foster & Hannaford is a full-service firm specializing in immigration law. We are located in Boston and provide services to clients throughout Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, nationally and internationally.

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Firm Overview

Whether you are an individual looking to come to the U.S. or a multinational corporation who would like to transfer employees to or hire employees in the United States, partners Julia Breslin Foster and Paul C. Hannaford can meet your immigration needs.

Foster & Hannaford combines the quality and breadth of legal services provided by a large firm with the personal service, individualized attention, and reasonable fees of a small firm. Whatever your immigration needs may be we can help.

The first email or phone consultation is free. Please note, however, that for the best immigration advice we recommend a face-to-face consultation either at our office or a location of your choosing. Depending on your location, you may responsible for travel expenses incurred.
Main Office

Foster & Hannaford, LLP
265 Franklin Street, Suite 1702
Boston  MA  02110

  • (617) 963-5289
  • (617) 701-7629


Free Initial Consultation?

We offer free initial consultations via phone or email.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We offer very competitive flat rates for all our Immigration services.

F&H will also work with you regarding a payment plan.

Do you fear returning home?

Have you suffered or will you suffer due to your race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group?

If so Asylum could be the right option for you.
Foster & Hannaford has worked successfully with many asylum applicants, so let F&H use our wealth of experience and knowledge in Asylum law go to work for you.
Green Card
Do you have family in the U.S.?
Do you have extraordinary ability in your area of expertise?
Have you been the victim of a crime or trafficking in the US?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be eligible for a green card.
Foster & Hannaford has successfully acquired green cards for our clients in the past. Let us put our wealth of knowledge and experience to work for you.

For a list of all the different ways to get your green card please visit our site.
US Citizenship
Have you been a legal permanent resident (LPR) for the last 5 years?

If so you may be able to apply for Citizenship via Naturalization.

Did you get your green card through marriage? Still married? If so you be eligible to claim it in 3 years.
Let us put our wealth of knowledge and experience to work for you when you are applying for your Naturalization.
Immigration Law
Foster & Hannaford can help you as an individual or a company navigate the bureaucratic shuffle that is the U.S. immigration system.

Contact us today to see what we can do for you.
US Visa
Whether you are looking to come to the US to live and work permanently, whether you are already in the U.S or you are looking to come for a fixed time period Foster & Hannaford may be able to help secure your visa.
Having successful acquired visas for our previous clientele, let us put our wealth of experience and knowledge to work for you.
Are you currently in Immigration Court? Are you seeking bail or some form of relief from deportation?
If so Foster & Hannaford may be able to help having successfully represented clients in Immigration court.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Both Julia Breslin Foster and Paul C. Hannaford have had personal experience with the bureaucratic shuffle that is U.S. Immigration law. This gave both partners a burning desire to simplify and help others do the same.

Paul Hannaford

A U.S. resident born in Hong Kong, Paul has dual citizenship in both the United Kingdom and Ireland. Paul has personal experience with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and can empathize in all matters relating to U.S. immigration. It was through his experiences that led him to become an Immigration Attorney.

Upon graduating from law school in the UK, Paul worked in financial services with Merrill Lynch in Ireland before pursuing a legal career. Prior to arriving in the United States he worked with a criminal barrister in the UK.

Paul has worked pro bono for a civil litigation firm which focused on representing undocumented immigrants. He has successfully worked with individual clients and other attorneys as well as national and international organizations. Paul volunteers with many charitable organizations including but not limited to representing clients in immigration court with Kids In Need of Defense (KIND).

Paul is admitted to practice state law in New York and can practice immigration law throughout the United States, he is also a Massachusetts notary.

Paul's practice is limited to Immigration matters.
  • Bar Number: Admitted to New York
    New York , 2011

Julia Breslin Foster

Julia earned her J.D. from Florida State University College of Law in 2006. While at FSU, she studied international business and trade law, international human rights law, and immigration and asylum law. Julia then attended Lund University in Sweden where she graduated in 2008 with an LL.M. in international human rights law.

Prior to moving to Boston in 2010, Julia was a research and editorial associate at Freedom House, a non-profit human rights organization based in New York City. While at Freedom House, she traveled extensively throughout the Middle East conducting research for the seminal publication Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa.

Julia has been a pro bono immigration attorney for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) and Lutheran Social Services since 2010. In this capacity, she has successfully represented immigrants before Massachusetts family courts and the U.S. immigration court.

Julia speaks Spanish at a conversational level. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and Massachusetts and can practice immigration law throughout the United States.
  • Bar Number: 679191

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