Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Immigration Law

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman provides immigration legal services to a wide range of clients, including multinational and Iowa-based corporations, emerging and established small businesses, colleges and universities, municipal governments, religious organizations and other non-profit entities, as well as U.S. citizens and foreign nationals from more than fifty countries. As a full-service law firm, we provide a broad perspective to immigration issues, beyond consideration of laws that only specifically apply to immigration.

Our clients trust us not only to prepare and file all necessary documents with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, and the Department of State, but also to advise them about constant changes in immigration law and policy.

Legal services provided:

Employment-based permanent residence (“Green card”)

  • Labor certification cases for many professionals and skilled workers
  • “Special Handling” labor certification cases for college and university teachers
  • National Interest Waivers (“NIW”) of the labor certification requirement
  • Extraordinary ability applicants
  • Outstanding professors and researchers
  • International business executives and managers

Employment authorization for temporary workers

  • L-1 multinational executives, managers and specialized knowledge workers
  • NAFTA/TN - North American Free Trade Agreement cases
  • F-1 Students and other temporary non-immigrant categories
  • R-1 religious workers

Family-based permanent residence
(“Green card”)

  • Marriage-based permanent residence for spouses, fiancées, and family members (Adjustment of Status, Immigrant Visa Applications, K-1 and K-3 visa applications)
  • Permanent residence for parents, children, brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens and permanent residents
  • Removal of conditions on residence (including waivers of joint filing requirement)

Other temporary (Non-Immigrant) and permanent (Immigrant) cases

  • Extensions, renewals and re-validation of Visas
  • Consular processing of immigrant Visas for permanent residents
  • Consular processing of non-immigrant Visas for business visitors, tourists and others
  • Foreign students and scholars as F-1 and J-1 visitors
  • Waivers of the 2-year foreign residence requirement (“J-1 waivers”)
  • Adjustment of status to permanent residence
  • Derivative citizenship and naturalization

Workplace compliance

  • I-9 requirements
  • E-Verify
  • Public access files