Our Immigration Services

We serve clients from a wide spectrum of industries, including information technology, healthcare, universities and institutions of higher education, engineering, architecture, and financial services, as well as individuals and families.

We execute innovative immigration strategies for achieving your business or personal goals.

Business-based Immigration
For employers seeking to hire foreign national talent and for employees looking for employment based immigration solutions
Family-based Immigration
For fiancées, marriage-based green cards, and family-sponsored immigration
Researchers and Professors
For professors and researchers seeking temporary visas or permanent residence
Permanent Residency
For employers and individuals seeking a green card for their employees or themselves

We make a complex process simple and successful for you.

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We guide them all safely through the complexities of the US immigration and permanent residency processes.

We serve clients from a wide spectrum of industries, including information technology, healthcare, universities and institutions of higher education, engineering, architecture, and financial services, as well as individuals and families.

We execute innovative immigration strategies for achieving your business or personal goals.

We make a complex process simple – and successful – for you.

The immigration process can be stressful and frustrating. Our goal is to take on that stress for you, and make your journey as pleasant – and as quick - as possible, so that you can accomplish your goals.

  • We listen carefully to identify your long-term plans and short-term needs.
  • We educate you about the options and about the specific process you select.
  • We give you realistic expectations and timelines and make sure we keep you informed about any immigration trends and policies that could affect you along the way.
  • We keep you closely informed about the status of your application and next steps, using our state-of-the-art online software systems.
  • We anticipate your needs and always seek to proactively address your concerns.

Maintaining our clients’ confidence and trust is always our primary focus. Because of our extraordinary client care, the majority of our clients are referrals from other clients.

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Sumner Immigration Law serves clients in all states and from around the world.

Contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Emily Sumner is the founding senior partner of Sumner Immigration Law. She has practiced immigration law exclusively throughout her career, focusing on development of systems and procedures that streamline and simplify the visa process and that decre…

Recent blog posts

May
4
2021
Traveling overseas for an extended period of time when you have a green card (permanent residence card) has always been tricky. However, it has become even trickier during the Covid pandemic. This is the second of a series of blog posts about traveli… Read More
Apr
21
2021
Traveling overseas for an extended period of time when you have a green card (permanent residence card) has always been tricky. However, it has become even trickier during the Covid pandemic. We’re publishing a series of blog posts about travel… Read More
Apr
7
2021
One of the key elements of a successful PERM labor certification process is timing. There are many deadlines and timelines to track within the PERM process, and timing can make or break a PERM labor certification case. One of the strategic decisions… Read More

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“We highly recommend Emily Sumner and her team. She handled a crucial I-130 evidence response for us. The five-star reviews don’t lie. They were the reason I initially contacted her and I am happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed in the s… Read More"
“Emily and her paralegal Nikita are a great help in getting my Mom’s green card, they are very professional and organized, with timely feedback and to-the-point communication. A pleasure to work with. Highly recommended. Read More"

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