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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Individual entrepreneurs –

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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

Aug
5
2021
USCIS and the US Department of State often require original documents or certified copies of certain documents for immigration processing. The specific documents you need depend on what you are applying for and where. Many clients ask what it means t… Read More
Jul
21
2021
If you are a foreign national in the United States, keep your identification documents current! It may be okay for your visa to expire (depending on your situation), but make sure you have a valid passport and/or other valid government ID with your p… Read More
Jun
23
2021
Employment-based priority dates are advancing quickly with the June and July 2021 visa bulletin. We expect that to continue in the coming months, though no one can predict precisely how quickly priority dates will advance. Be ready to file as soon as… Read More

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“I have worked with a lot of immigration attorneys in the past for various needs for family and friends. I have not had to find a new attorney since I got in touch with Emily. I have known her since her early days as an attorney and she was the best o… Read More"
– Derek M.
“My Green Card got approved! Thank you very much for your help, I highly appreciate it! The way you have executed the filing procedure was simply perfect, from filing labor to GC approval, your documentation and communication with me was the best. I w… Read More"
– Kishore

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