U.S. Immigration Representation for Individuals, Families, and Businesses
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U.S. and Canadian immigration law processes are very time-consuming and complex and they require a great deal of patience - both by the immigration lawyer as well as the client(s). Choosing the correct immigration lawyer to represent you, your business, and your family is imperative to reaching success. The Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. is pleased to be able to continue to deliver excellent and favorable results for our clients and help them to gain U.S. legal immigration status. Our website is focused on explaining the processes of attaining a temporary visa, green-card, asylum, and U.S. citizenship, all in order for you to understand how we can help you. We invite you to read our client’s comments and recommendations.
The world has become and it continues to become a more global marketplace. With the fluidity of migration, companies continue to seek top talent from around the world to stay ahead of their competitors. Countries around the world continue to write their immigration laws to attract the "best and the brightest" workers. We are engaged in a struggle to attract the best and the brightest talented foreign national workers to add value to our Nation's economic infrastructure and to assure future stability of our financial markets. At NPZ Law Group, P.C., our immigration law staff of professionals, assist organizations of all sizes to be a part of this success story.
From our numerous office locations, we concentrate on working with Fortune 500 companies, academic and non-academic organizations, universities, for-profit and not-for-profit clients and families and individuals to help them transfer to the U.S. on the basis of family, education, or employment immigration in the U.S. or Canada.
Nonimmigrant Visas (Temporary Visas)
Nonimmigrant Visas (A through V)
At the immigration law firm of NPZ Law Group, we often help companies bring highly skilled foreign nationals to the United States using nonimmigrant visas, since this process is generally faster than applying for an immigrant visa/green card.
The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows an international worker in a specialty occupation to the U.S. and work.
Certain H-4 dependent spouses may now apply for employment authorization under the H-4 rule.
H-1B Audit and Investigations
DON'T GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR LCA PANTS DOWN: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, Continues to Conduct H-1B Audits and Investigations.
L-1 Visa / Business Immigration
The L nonimmigrant visa category permits foreign nationals who work for a company with a subsidiary, affiliate, or joint venture partner in the U.S to come to the U.S. temporarily as intracompany transferees.
Business Visitor Visa under NAFTA
NAFTA also expanded the grounds upon which Canadians and Mexicans can enter the US as business visitors.
In the years since the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ("IRCA"), employers have been required to prepare and retain Form I-9 Employment Verification forms for all of their employees.
Employment Verification Employer Sanctions
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 ("IRCA") includes several employment documentation verification provisions that affect all employers.
Immigrant Visas - Employment Based (Green Cards)
Employing-Foreign-National Graduates in the Sciences
Many US employers have an interest in hiring recent college and professional school graduates who are foreign nationals.
Genesis of Foreign Investors in the United States
A poor U.S. economy means a ripe opportunity for foreign nationals to invest in real estate and troubled business in the United States.
"Green Cards" for Scientific Researchers and Professors
It is no secret that obtaining Lawful Permanent Residence status, or a "green card," in the US is not simple. To the contrary, it is a complicated, lengthy and expensive process fraught with traps for the unwary.
National Interest Waivers May Provide a Path to Permanent Residence for Foreign-born Postdocs
The prestige and opportunity for professional advancement offered by the American biomedical research enterprise draws scientists from around the world.
Permanent Visa Options for an Alien Spouse
US Immigration law allows two methods for US citizens to bring future spouses to the United States: the K-1 Fiance Visa and the Alien-Spouse Immigrant Visa. The K-1 Visa..
EB-1(a) - Extraordinary Ability
The EB1-1 Extraordinary Ability visa/green card classification is used by foreign nationals who have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.
EB-1(b) - Outstanding Professors or Researchers
When outstanding individuals immigrate to the United States, the country's culture and economy are enriched.
EB-1(c) - Multinational Executives or Managers
The EB-1(c) or E1-3 multinational executive immigrant visa/green card category is designed to allow multinational companies to transfer executive or managerial employees from one county to another for business reasons.
EB-2(a) - Schedule A, Group II
Aliens (except for aliens in the performing arts) of exceptional ability in the sciences or arts, including college and university teachers of exceptional ability who have been practicing their science or art during the year prior to application and who intend to practice the same science or art in the United States.
National Interest Waivers
A foreign national may apply for lawful permanent residence status (green card), and seek a waiver of the job offer and labor certification requirements, by establishing that his or her admission to permanent residence would be in the National Interest.
EB-3 - Other Workers
The EB-3 Other Workers immigrant visa/green card covers workers in specialty occupation, which are those requiring a body of knowledge in a professional field, and at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
EB-4 - Special Immigrant Religious Worker
To qualify as an EB-4 special immigrant religious worker, you must be a member of a religious denomination that has a non-profit religious organization in the United States.
EB-5 - Entrepreneurs or Investors
Congress created the EB-5 immigrant investor visa category in the Immigration Act of 1990 in the hopes of attracting foreign capital to the US and creating jobs for American workers in the process.
If your company is planning to hire foreign nationals, you will need to sponsor the employee for lawful permanent residence or a green card. NPZ Law Group can guide you through the PERM labor certification process before the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Diversity Lottery provides immigration visas/green cards to individuals who are under-represented in the overall mix of immigrants coming to the United States.
EB-2 PERM and EB-2 in General
An EB-2 petition is an employment-based 2nd preference petition for a foreign professional with an advanced degree or its equivalent (masters degree or higher), or a foreign national who has exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business.
The DREAM Act and Early Childhood Arrivals
What is "DREAM Act"?
The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is an American legislative proposal first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001, by Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch.
Why We Need The DREAM Act Now
For some time now, lawmakers have insisted that immigration reform, if it is to happen, must be comprehensive, dealing with all of the problems with our broken system at once.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
For all the promising undocumented youth who call America home this represents the opportunity to come out of the shadows and fully embrace the only country they know.
Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)
The Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal.
Renew your DACA
If your initial two-year grant of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) is expiring, you may request a renewal. This page explains how to request a renewal.
Frequently Asked Questions - DACA
FAQs from the department of Homeland Security.
Expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA II)
Expanding the population eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to young people who came to this country before turning 16 years old
Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)
Allowing parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been present in the country since January 1, 2010, to request deferred action and employment authorization for three years
Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR)
Administrative Relief will offer some protections for many individuals in the U.S. without status who have U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Children.
Press Releases / Videos
Recent press releases and videos related to Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Speaking Your Language
Our staff of immigration law professionals are sensitive to the needs of our clients and the members of their families. Many members of our staff are themselves foreign born and have family and/or friends who have gone through the immigration process. As a result, our staff of business immigration law professionals have a personal and unique approach to processing visas and for dealing with our foreign national clientele. Our legal team can clearly explain how to process temporary and permanent work permits in the U.S. The PERM Labor Certification Process is time-consuming and complex, and our staff of business immigration law professionals can clearly explain the process in Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Tamil, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Sindhi, Tagalog, Slovak, Czech, Romanian, Albanian, Russian, Polish, Italian, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, Thai, German, Hebrew and English.
Dedicated to Supporting Employers and Employees
Since 1993, our attorneys have provided comprehensive immigration legal support to employers and employees and their families. We work to clearly explain complex immigration law processes to employers and to employees and to the members of their families throughout the U.S. and, more recently, to business managers and employees throughout the world.
Our lawyers have been known to travel to clients' offices to conduct on-site Business Immigration Law Training and to assist employers and employees and to understand such complex immigration law issues as the PERM Labor Certification Process, the manner in which to sponsor outstanding research professionals for permanent residence or "green cards", employment verification and I-9 Form compliance, and prevailing wage and public access file compliance in connection with the H-1B nonimmigrant visa.
After employees obtain work visas or work permits in the U.S., we provide them with additional practical assistance with regard to their relocation. We offer services to help the members of their family to obtain a driver's license, personal and/or automobile insurance and with such other requests as settling their children in the local school system or with regard to ways to quickly integrate family members into the local communities.
It is clearly the case that international transfers cannot be successful unless the members of the family are happy and integrated into their new lifestyle. We are responsive to the requests of our clients, and we return our calls within 24 and 48 hours.
We assist employers from for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and foreign national individuals with nonimmigrant visas, temporary work visas, work permits, family-based immigration, naturalization, citizenship and employment verification compliance (I-9 Forms).
NPZ Law Group was (for several years in the past) the recipient of a Federal Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration-related Employment Practices to train employers throughout the state of New Jersey (on-site) and throughout the Country (by WEBINAR) about their employment eligibility verification obligations and about employer sanctions. The firm also works with representatives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to train employers about IMAGE, E-Verify and Social Security No-Match Letter Compliance Issues.
VISASERVE Offers its Clients Creative Solutions to Complex U.S. and Canadian Immigration and Nationality Problems.
When traditional immigration approaches do not work, we analyze a candidate's resume and determine if he or she may qualify for various nonimmigrant or temporary work permits or permanent immigrant visa transfer options such as outstanding researcher classification, TN under NAFTA or E-3 classification for Australia. Now that the H-1B nonimmigrant visa has become more difficult to obtain, we work closely with our clients who are seeking to transfer highly skilled foreign national workers to the U.S. to determine if there are other nonimmigrant options for such transfers. No matter what the situation, our attorneys work hard to provide a variety of visa options to support their needs.
To schedule a consultation, please feel free to contact NPZ Law Group, P.C., by e-mail or call 201-670-0006.
FROM A RECENT FAMILY IMMIGRATION CLIENT: "Mr. __________, I have been incredibly impressed by the hard work and by the vast extent of the knowledge of ______ throughout this process. Your firm has helped my family and I like no lawyer ever has come close to doing in the past, and for that I am forever grateful. Anyone else I know needing immigration help will receive a passionate recommendation for your firm from me. I sincerely appreciate all that you have done, and will send ______ a copy of the green card document once it arrives. Thank you very much!
Some of NPZ's Recent PERM Case Approvals | Recently Approved National Interest Waivers
I-601 and I-601A Waiver Applications | General Testimonials
National in scope, the business immigration law firm of NPZ Law Group represents clients from throughout the United States and around world. Regionally, our attorneys remain committed to serving the immigration needs of businesses in the Tri-state area and the Hudson Valley, including residents of Ridgewood, Newark, and Jersey City, Burlington County, Bergen County, Camden County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Hudson County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Passaic County, Salem County, Union County, northern New Jersey, southern New Jersey, central New Jersey, NJ; New York City, Rockland County, Orange County, Westchester County, Kings County, Sullivan County, Ulster County, New York, NY; Chicago, Illinois, IL; and Toronto and Montreal, Canada. Our nationwide practice focused on quality legal representation and personal service.