The Law Offices of
Hall, Quintanilla & Alarcon

Gustavo T. Quintanilla, Immigration Attorney

(956) 723-5527 |

1302 Washington Street, Laredo TX, 78040

Immigrant Visas

Obtaining a “green card”—indicating lawful permanent residency in the U.S.--is the primary goal of our clients who are planning to enter this country.

If that is your goal, too, please contact Gustavo T. Quintanilla at Hall, Quintanilla and Alarcon today to arrange a consultation and to learn how we can help you.

Having lawful permanent residency enables you to live and work in the U.S indefinitely. But because obtaining permanent residency has become more complicated since 9-11, applicants regularly need help navigating the process.

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

1. Employment-based immigrant visas

PERM process: Some employment-based applications require you to go through a process called Program Electronic Review Management (PERM). This is a procedure by which the U.S. Department of Labor certifies there is a lack of qualified U.S. workers in your job category. Once the labor shortage is certified you can apply at the CIS level for your immigrant visa. We can help you navigate this procedure as well.

2. Family-based immigrant visas

Diversity Lottery Visa
Each year, the Diversity Lottery Program makes 55,000 new immigrant visas available for individuals from underrepresented nations. Administered by the U.S. State Department, the Diversity Lottery Program requires that you have either a high school education, its equivalent, or two years work experience within the last five years in a job which demands two years training. You or your spouse must be a native of a nation eligible for the Diversity Lottery Program.

Find out more about this program, as well as other means of obtaining legal permanent residency in the U.S., by contacting us today to arrange a consultation.