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Columbia Falls EB-5 Visa Information

Are You Looking to Apply for an EB-5 Visa?

In order to qualify for an EB-5 visa, a citizen of a foreign country must typically want to invest upwards of $1,000,000 and create or preserve at least 10 US jobs. There are multiple complex factors to qualify for an EB-5 visa. For help with an application, or just general information a Columbia Falls EB-5 visa attorney can help you.

EB-5 Visa Overview

A citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the US for investment purposes must obtain a visa. The EB-5 visa was created for immigrant investors who want to immigrate to the United States based upon their investment. While typically the amount of money invested is approximately $1,000,000, it is possible to be granted an EB-5 visa and invest less money in an economically depressed area. A skilled EB-5 visa attorney can help discuss your options.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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