W. Andrew Harrell, Attorney at Law Professional Corporation
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Immigrant Visas


W. Andrew Harrell, Attorney at Law Professional Corporation


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

If that is your goal, please contact
W. Andrew Harrell, Attorney at Law today to arrange a free consultation and learn how we can help you.

Lawful permanent residency enables you to live and work in the U.S indefinitely. But, because obtaining permanent residency has become more complicated since 09/11/01, applicants need help navigating the

W. Andrew Harrell, Attorney at Law Professional Corporation

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

1. Employment-based immigrant visas

  • Immigrants with extraordinary ability in business, arts or sciences
  • Managers and Executives of multi-national businesses
  • Outstanding professors or researchers
  • Immigrants with advanced degrees performing work in the national interest
  • Immigrants with job offers and a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent work experience
  • Religious workers and ministers whose services are required by their religious organization
  • Immigrant investors with substantial funds to invest in the U.S.
PERM process: Some employment-based applications require a Department of Labor review (PERM), certifying a lack of qualified U.S. workers in your job category. Once the labor shortage is certified you can apply for your immigrant visa. We can help you navigate this procedure as well.

2. Family-based immigrant visas

  • You are an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, such as parent, child or spouse
  • You are the adult child, married or unmarried, of a U.S. citizen
  • You are the spouse or unmarried child of a lawful permanent resident
  • You are the brother or sister of a U.S. citizen
  • You are being adopted by a U.S. citizen
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 free consultation.