Immigrant Visas

Obtaining a "green card"- indicating lawful permanent residency in the U.S.--is often the goal of our clients who plan to enter this country. Seeking a green card requires you to petition for an immigrant visa, or, when you are already in the United States, seek adjustment of status.

If that is your goal, too, then please contact Law Office of Laurence E. Stevens to arrange a consultation.  
The consultation will include advice on the lawful steps you must take to keep permanent residency should the United States grant it to you, because permanent does not mean irrevocable.

We can assist you in obtaining permanent residence through the categories (listed below) within two main types of permanent visas:

Employment-based immigrant visas

PERM process: Before applying for a green card, some employees, and their employers, must have the U.S. Department of Labor certify there is a lack of qualified U.S. workers in your job category.

Family-based immigrant visas

Diversity Lottery Visa

Each federal fiscal year, October 1 to September 30, 50,000 new immigrant visas become available for individuals from countries that have low rates of emigration to the United States. I can advise you on your eligibility for the lottery, and what to do if you win, but gaining a “diversity green card” is pure chance.