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Immigration Law

The immigration law group at Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper (NGC) provides full service immigration law representation. We work with companies of all types and sizes to manage the full range of business immigration law needs, including pre-hire assessment, short-term and long-term immigration strategy, filing of necessary visa petitions, addressing accompanying family considerations, representation through the permanent residence process and citizenship matters. For more detailed information on our immigration practice, please go to Nicola Immigration Law.

Services for employers

  • The full range of work visas for short and long-term hires and transfers of business, education, health care personnel and athletes
  • Investor visas (E-1, E-2, EB-5)
  • Foreign labor certifications
  • Permanent residence (green card) applications, including multinational managers, outstanding researchers, national interest waivers, and extraordinary ability petitions
  • Representation at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad
  • Employer compliance (I-9) issues
  • Dependent family member processing
  • Experienced guidance on best practices for companies on global mobility issues
  • Strategic planning for multinational corporations and small businesses
  • Outbound immigration assistance for U.S. workers transferred abroad

Family/individual immigration assistance

  • Representation in the immigration process for family members, including marriage-based matters and those based on other family relationships
  • Assistance with naturalization applications and matters of U.S. citizenship
  • Visa application assistance at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad
  • Appeals of global entry denials
  • Representation on J waivers
  • Representation at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services interviews
  • Representation in the removal process
  • Political asylum
  • For more detailed information on our immigration practice, please go to
    Nicola Immigration Law