Practice Overview

Drummond Woodsum’s immigration team represents businesses, individuals, and families on all aspects of immigration law and procedures throughout New England and the country from our offices in Portland, ME and Manchester, NH.

Our team focuses on corporate immigration and family-based immigration.  Our corporate immigration practice includes a full range of immigrant (green card) and non-immigrant options, as well as corporate compliance in Forms I-9.  We also provide solutions to individuals and families looking to sponsor spouses and fiancés, as well as other family members, in addition to naturalization/citizenship matters.

Our expertise is enhanced by a state-of-the-art technology platform, which allows us to provide solutions within a cost-effective fee structure.

Corporate Immigration

Our team can assist employers to on-board the foreign employees required for the efficient functioning of the company.  Our clients range from start-up companies to large multi-national corporations, as well as both public and private employers.

Non-Immigrant Visa Processing

  • H-1B/H-1B1/E-3 Specialty Occupation or “Professional” Visas
  • L-1A and L-1B Intra-company Transferee Visas
  • E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor Visas
  • TN Professional Visas for Canadians and Mexicans
  • J-1/H-3 Training Programs
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visas
  • B-1 Business Visitor Visas
  • P Visas for athletes, artists and entertainers
  • R Visas for Professional Religious Workers

Immigrant Visa Processing/Adjustment of Status (Green Card)

  • PERM Labor Certification
  • Multinational Executives and Managers
  • Aliens of Extraordinary Ability
  • Outstanding Researchers/Professors
  • National Interest Waiver – for those employees whose work is in our national interest
  • Immigrant Visa Processing at Consulates Abroad or Applications for Adjustment of Status within the U.S.

Our clients include companies in the following industries:

  • Information Technology/Software Development
  • Health Care
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Public and Private Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Religious Organizations
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Corporate Compliance, Trainings & Workshops

The government is clamping down on regulatory compliance. We can assist you with proactive steps to avoid government fines, defend you in the event of an audit or raid and provide the following services:

  • I-9 Compliance, Internal Auditing and Audit Defense
  • SEVIS Certification and Compliance for foreign students
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Due Diligence in Areas of I-9 and Visa Status Maintenance
  • LCA Document Retention and Wage Compliance

Family-Based/Individual Immigration

Green Card/Visas

  • Green card applications for spouses and fiancé(e)s
  • Visa petitions for family members, including children, siblings and parents
  • Interview preparation and attendance, when permitted


  • Application preparation and interview attendance in pursuit of U.S. Citizenship
  • Applications for Consular Report of Birth Abroad for the children of U.S. citizens born outside of the United States
  • Derivative citizenship applications

Individual Applications

  • Applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
  • Applications under Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Applications for humanitarian relief in the Special Immigrant Juvenile Program

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