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Allen C. Ladd

Allen C. Ladd

Immigration Lawyer at Allen C. Ladd, P.C.
  • Immigration Law
  • Georgia, South Carolina, Texas
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Thank you for visiting my JUSTIA listing. Please let me tell you a few things about my immigration law practice and how I may help you.

I am a full-time immigration lawyer. I handle only immigration cases. Over many years, I have helped thousands of people, many with challenging cases. And I'd like to help you to achieve your goal, so you or a family member can get permission to live in the United States, or become a citizen. Or perhaps, I can help you find a "visa solution" to help you live your dream of having your own business in the United States.

I am licensed to practice law in South Carolina. I can, and do, represent people in all 50 states, and people who are overseas. Occasionally I travel to other states for immigration interviews, and to other countries for conferences with clients and other attorneys.

My office is located in Greenville, South Carolina. The office is easy to find. From Interstate 85, take I-385 toward Greenville, proceed 5 or so miles, and turn left at the first traffic light, at the Bon Secours Wellness Center. This will put you a few blocks away from our office. The office is in an attractive white house at 14 Whitsett Street. See photos. Free parking is available on Whitsett Street.

In our office, we are friendly, and hospitable, to our guests. My paralegals and I will treat you courteously and professionally. We have a comfortable waiting room, and facilities for you and your family. We offer free Wi-Fi for our guests. And children's magazines, with a take-home box of crayons and coloring pages.

Important: You must schedule an appointment ahead of time, and complete an information sheet, which you can do online. It is available in English and in Spanish. You will be entitled to a free 30-minute consultation. Or, if you prefer, you may schedule a 1-hour consultation for $250, payable by credit card in advance. Telephone and Skype consultations are also available. We frequently Skype with clients in Europe

Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
  • Free Consultation
    Consultations are FREE if made by appointment, and for 30 minutes. One-hour consultations are available for $250, by appointment. We do not accept walk-ins.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted, and payment by wire transfer, Western Union, etc. (subject to attorney approval).
  • Contingent Fees
    Fees may be structured according to payment plans. If final payment is contingent on approval, client must agree to a higher overall fee.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    All cases handled on a flat-fee basis. Payment plans are available for most cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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South Carolina
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Written
  • Portuguese: Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Allen C. Ladd, P.C.
- Current
Albany Law School
J.D. (1978) | General law studies; NY procedural law.
Honors: Co-President, First Year Class.
Activities: Student government. Rugby (A-side).
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University of Virginia
B.A. (1975) | Foreign Relations, French
3.65 GPS within major fields of study.
Honors: Graduation with Distinction; Intermediate Honors, Dean's List all semesters.
Activities: Officer, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Intramural sports.
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AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Professional Associations
South Carolina Bar  # 63051
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
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Federal Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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National Immigration Project
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Articles & Publications
The Midterm Elections Are Not about “Immigration"
American Immigration, LLC (
The U.S. Work Visa System - An Overview
South Carolina Lawyer
Self-Employment Options under U.S. Immigration Law
American Immigration, LLC (
Repealing the 10-Year Bar
American Immigration, LLC (
Speaking Engagements
Immigration Law Consequences of Criminal Law Activity, Criminal Law Update
The Work Visa System: an Overview, OnDemand Webinar
"Waiver Updates" Panel, Bangkok District Conference
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Better Business Bureau
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory
Websites & Blogs
Allen C. Ladd, Attorney Website
Allen C. Ladd, Attorney Spanish Website
Legal Answers
107 Questions Answered
Q. Can former DACA recipients apply for a tourist visa?
A: Very unlikely that it would be approved. Best case would be if you were granted DACA before age 18 ... that means you have been lawfully present as an adult and may, eventually, apply for an immigrant visa through a permanent resident process.

But even so, you have presumably spent a number of years in the United States and this would make it difficult if not impossible to prove that you truly have the intention to return to your home country if a visitor visa were granted.

And, you MUST leave the USA in order to apply for the visa. Visas are processed at US consulates abroad, and you will attend a live interview for the visa there.

My advice is to wait for the results of the presidential election. If Biden is elected, there will likely be a measure of immigration reform, perhaps a road to legal status ... a new law. Good luck. ... Read More
Q. Hi, the NVC is currently processing my son's case (F3) and we noticed a DOB discrepancy between his BC and passport
A: Thanks for your question. I would bring it to the attention of the NVC.

Allen Ladd
Q. Application of naturalization, form N-400. What if I don't have the information?
A: It's best to answer "unknown" ... and to avoid leaving items blank, if they require an answer.
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Allen C. Ladd, P.C.
14 Whitsett Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Telephone: (864) 991-8450
Fax: (864) 991-8484
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