U.S. Immigration

Cumming & Partners provides comprehensive legal advice and assistance in all areas of U.S. immigration law. Our lawyers are distinguished practitioners, licensed to practice in both the United States and in Canada. The scope of our U.S. immigration legal services includes the following areas of practice:

Business and Pleasure Visitors

We work with clients to obtain B-1 and B-2 visas, and provide advice on permissible visitor activities and the entry documentation required. This includes advice on the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and Expedited Border Inspection (NEXUS).

  • B-1 Visa: For business visitors entering the U.S. for work reasons but who will not be employed in the U.S.

  • B-2 Visa: For visitors entering the U.S. for pleasure.

Work Visas

We assist clients with obtaining all types of U.S. work visas. See below for a list of visas and explanations:

  • L-1 Visa: Intra-Company Transfers

  • TN Visa: Canadian and Mexican Professionals

  • H-1B Visa: Professional Workers in Specialty Occupations

  • E Visa: Treaty Traders and Investors

  • O Visa: Individuals of Extraordinary Ability

  • P Visa: Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers

  • J Visa: Interns/Trainees

Green Cards

We assist clients and their families with obtaining Green cards for the United States through each of the different approaches available below. We also advise clients on related topics including Renewing your Green Card, the Rules for Maintaining Permanent Residence, and Re-Entry Permits.

  • Employment Based

  • Marriage Based

  • Family Based

  • Investment Based

U.S. Citizenship

We assist clients with all of the legal issues related to U.S. citizenship and naturalization. We also advise clients on related topics including the tax implications of U.S. citizenship, the availability of dual citizenship, and the process for renouncing U.S. citizenship.

  • U.S. Citizenship by Naturalization: Green Card holders looking to determine their eligibility and prepare their application.

  • U.S. Citizenship by Birth Abroad: Individuals born abroad to U.S. parents.


We work with clients to determine if they are inadmissible to the United States under any of the Grounds of Inadmissibility. This most frequently involves issues related to criminal activity or convictions, and violations of immigration status or laws. We also assist clients with obtain various waivers to allow them to travel to and/or live in the United States.

  • Criminal Waivers

  • Immigration Waivers