The Law Offices of Annette Brigsted provide a full range of immigration law services, and “day-to-day” immigration advice, to health care sectors, educational institutions, businesses, and individuals. The focus of our immigration practice is to work with all employers, large and small, in the public and private sectors, and to assist employers in formulating the most cost-effective strategy for carrying out their goals within the bounds of the immigration laws. We advise employers on the procedures and methods by which they may employ foreign nationals. We also advise employers as to the legal implications of their dealings with foreign national employees.

We counsel individual foreign nationals who wish to live temporarily or permanently in the United States, and advise on all aspects of immigration law, including employment and educational opportunities in the United States.

The Law Offices of Annette Brigsted process applications and petitions on behalf of permanent residents (Green Card Holders) and Naturalized Citizens who wish to reunite with their family members in the United States. We represent clients in a variety of matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the U.S. State Department (USDOS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), and we coordinate the efforts with all of the agencies involved in immigration processing. We prepare documentation for a variety of Non-Immigrant and Immigrant Visa Applications, Labor Certification Applications, Labor Condition Applications, Change of Status Applications, Extension of Stay Applications, and other petitions and applications in practice areas including:

  • International Medical Graduates (Research and clinical)
  • J-1 Waivers
  • Nurses and Allied Health Care Workers
  • Business, professional, and religious workers (B, H, L, TN, O, P, and R visas)
  • Student and Exchange Program visa matters (F and J visas)
  • Family Based Green Cards
  • Marriage and Fiance(e) visas
  • Employment Based Green Cards
  • Labor Certification processing
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Assistance with Overseas consular processing