Law Office of Ana C. Zigel

Since 1986, the Law Office of Ana Claudia Zigel has provided clients with outstanding immigration and visa services; voted Baltimores Best Immigration Lawyer Ana is a member of AILA and the MSBA.

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Employment Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant 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 for employment. Having lawful permanent residency enables you to live and work in the U.S. and is a path to citizenship. But because obtaining permanent residency has become more complicated since September 11, 2001, applicants regularly need help navigating the process.

There are a variety of options available to immigrate to the United States for employment opportunities. Visas are available for the following persons:

  • Immigrants with extraordinary ability in business, arts or sciences
  • Managers and Executives of multi-national businesses
  • Outstanding professors or researchers
  • Immigrants with advanced degrees and performing work in the national interest
  • Immigrants with job offers and a Bachelor’s degree and/or work experience
  • Religious workers and ministers whose services are required by their non-profit religious organization
  • Immigrant investors with substantial funds invested in the U.S.

PERM Process

Some employment-based applications require applicants to demonstrate, throughout the Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) process, that there is a shortage of qualified U.S. workers in a particular job category. The Law Office of Ana C. Zigel has experience in this area and is eager to assist you and your firm through the PERM process.

Employment Nonimmigrant Visas: H and L Visas

Many people wish to live and work in the United States - but only on a temporary basis. Likewise, many businesses would like to have a foreign national employee work in the United States for a limited term. The Law Office of Ana C. Zigel has experience helping businesses and qualified individuals to achieve these goals, using H or L visas.

There are many ways for a foreign national to obtain a nonimmigrant visa to the United States, depending on the foreign national’s abilities, education and family ties. Find out about many ways of obtaining a nonimmigrant visa to the U.S., by contacting us today to arrange a consultation and by viewing our services in the Nonimmigrant and Other Services pages.