Top Orange Beach, AL U.S. Visa Lawyers Near You

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

  • Phelps Dunbar LLP

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

  • Jones Walker LLP

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

  • Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

  • Dentons Sirote

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

  • Burr & Forman LLP

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Mobile Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

  • Larche Immigration Services, LLC

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Daphne Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

    U.S. Visa Lawyers | Daphne Office | Serving Orange Beach, AL

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Do I Need a U.S. Visa Lawyer?

There are roughly 185 different types of entry visas into the United States. A U.S. visa attorney can help you understand your options in deciding which visa best fits your specific situation, whether it be visa eligibility, bringing over family members, visa extensions, etc.

Do I need a visa to come to the United States?

In general, foreign nationals who are visiting in the United States will need to obtain a visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate prior to entry. You do not need an entry visa if you are:

  • A permanent resident of the U.S.
  • A citizen of Canada.
  • A citizen of one of the 38 countries in the Visa Waiver Program.
  • A Mexican citizen with a Border Crossing Card staying less than 72 hours and remaining in the “border zone.”

There are several other entry visa exemptions. U.S. visa policy can get complicated quickly. You should speak with a U.S. visa lawyer to better understand whether a visa exemption or other visa scenario applies to your situation.

What are the different types of visas to the U.S.?

There are two main U.S. visa categories: immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Immigrant visas are issued to those coming to the U.S. with the purpose of gaining permanent residency to live and work here. Immigrant visas usually require sponsorship from a U.S. citizen relative, U.S. lawful permanent resident, or prospective employer. Non-immigrant visas include visitor visas for tourism and business, student visas for international students, and temporary worker visas.

How can I get a tourist visa?

You’ll need to complete Form DS-160, pay the visa application fee, and schedule an appointment for visa application interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country of residence. The form and additional application details are available on the U.S. Department of State website. A visitor visa is typically issued for 6 months and precludes visitors from working and conducting business, which would require a separate visa. A U.S. visa lawyer can help determine which type of visa suits your needs.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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