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About us

NNU Immigration is a distinguished, specialist law firm dedicated to US immigration matters.

We are proud to mark our tenth year helping businesses and individuals realise their dreams to move to the US. 

Read about our journey and plans for the future.

Why choose NNU Immigration?

We support corporate and individual clients across the globe and from the full range of industry sectors to meet their US immigration needs.

Choosing a law firm to represent you and your company is one of the most important decisions you can make. You want to work with a firm that is highly knowledgeable, professional and experienced in this specialist and highly complex area of law.

Our clients rely on us to deliver critical results and our focussed expertise allows for a comprehensive assessment and presentation of all US immigration options.

We’re passionate about helping clients achieve their business goals. We service Fortune 500 companies through to small and mid-sized firms with the same level of attention and sophistication.

We strive to be trusted partners to our clients, delivering a thorough analysis of every legal matter, clarity of legal advice and, most importantly, excellent service.

NNU Immigration

We support corporate and individual clients across the globe and from the full range of industry sectors to meet their US immigration needs.

Choosing a law firm to represent you and your company is one of the most important decisions you can make.

You want to work with a firm that is highly knowledgeable, professional and experienced in this specialist and highly complex area of law.

Our clients rely on us to deliver critical results and our focussed expertise allows for a comprehensive assessment and presentation of all US immigration options.

We’re passionate about helping clients achieve their business goals. We service Fortune 500 companies through to small and mid-sized firms with the same level of attention and sophistication.

We strive to be trusted partners to our clients, delivering a thorough analysis of every legal matter, clarity of legal advice and, most importantly, excellent service.

Our team

Nita is the Founder & Principal Attorney at NNU Immigration Limited and has over ten years of experience in the field of business immigration law in the US and the UK. Nita successfully acts for leading corporations and professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, actors, and athletes in US immigration matters.

Nita Nicole Upadhye

Founder & Principal Attorney

Iva is responsible for managing the Operations, HR, Administration and Finance functions of the firm. She oversees the smooth and efficient management of the practice, ensuring all of NNU Immigration's clients receive superb client care, from the initial stage of instruction all the way through to successful completion of each matter.

Iva Zemanova​

Legal Operations Director

A U.S. qualified immigration attorney, Robert has expertise in corporate immigration. Before joining NNU, he practised corporate immigration at an international immigration firm in New York City, assisting large corporate clients and start-up companies with immigrant and non-immigrant visa needs. Prior to that he clerked for immigration court judges at the Executive Office for Immigration Review through the Department of Justice’s honour program.

Robert Garafola

Senior Associate Attorney

As an Associate Attorney, Sarah is highly experienced in US immigration law. She assists in representing the firm’s clients which include global companies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals and families in meeting their US immigration objectives and with all aspects of US visa applications.

Sarah Lancrenon

Associate Attorney

Desi practiced US immigration law in London before relocating to California, where she is currently based. She is highly experienced in assisting businesses to navigate through complicated US immigration regulations and her experience transcends many industries, from entertainment, construction and financial services through to technology start-ups.

Desire (Desi) Lance

US Immigration Lawyer/Of Counsel

Michael graduated from the University of East Anglia with a Degree in Law with American Law, including time studying the American legal system at Cumberland School of Law, Alabama. During university, Michael was a member of the Norfolk Community Law Service and the Innocence Project, reviewing appeals to criminal convictions. Michael provides an exceptional level of support to the attorneys and assists in maintaining client relationships.

Michael Pyefinch

Paralegal

Jocelyn is an English Literature graduate from Queen Mary University, where she subsequently went on to obtain a Masters of Arts in Law degree from the University of Law. During her university studies, Jocelyn interned at a legal compliancy firm, where she gained experience in finance and business law, supporting consultants in advising clients in the UK and Asia.Jocelyn provides high-level support in drafting applications with the guidance of attorneys and assists in maintaining client relationships.

Jocelyn Cheng

Paralegal

Tamara completed her Criminology degree from the University of Durham before going on to receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from BBP university, Waterloo. During her university years, Tamara interned at two legal firms where she gained experience in aspects of mergers & acquisitions and completed Pro Bono work with the Leasehold Advisory Service. As a Paralegal at NNU, Tamara supports the attorneys in drafting professional and accurate visa applications and assists in maintaining excellent client relationships.

Tamara Balding

Paralegal

Nita is the Founder & Principal Attorney at NNU Immigration Limited and has over ten years of experience in the field of business immigration law in the US and the UK. Nita successfully acts for leading corporations and professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, actors, and athletes in US immigration matters.

Nita Nicole Upadhye

Founder & Principal Attorney

Iva is responsible for managing the Operations, HR, Administration and Finance functions of the firm. She oversees the smooth and efficient management of the practice, ensuring all of NNU Immigration's clients receive superb client care, from the initial stage of instruction all the way through to successful completion of each matter.

Iva Zemanova​

Legal Operations Director

A U.S. qualified immigration attorney, Robert has expertise in corporate immigration. Before joining NNU, he practised corporate immigration at an international immigration firm in New York City, assisting large corporate clients and start-up companies with immigrant and non-immigrant visa needs. Prior to that he clerked for immigration court judges at the Executive Office for Immigration Review through the Department of Justice’s honour program.

Robert Garafola

Senior Associate Attorney

As an Associate Attorney, Sarah is highly experienced in US immigration law. She assists in representing the firm’s clients which include global companies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals and families in meeting their US immigration objectives and with all aspects of US visa applications.

Sarah Lancrenon

Associate Attorney

Desi practiced US immigration law in London before relocating to California, where she is currently based. She is highly experienced in assisting businesses to navigate through complicated US immigration regulations and her experience transcends many industries, from entertainment, construction and financial services through to technology start-ups.

Desire (Desi) Lance

US Immigration Lawyer/Of Counsel

Michael graduated from the University of East Anglia with a Degree in Law with American Law, during which time he studied the American legal system at Cumberland School of Law, Alabama. During his university studies, Michael was an active member of the Norfolk Community Law Service – providing legal aid and counsel in employment, family, and criminal law – and the Innocence Project, reviewing appeals to criminal convictions.

Michael Pyefinch

Paralegal

Jocelyn is an English Literature graduate from Queen Mary University, where she subsequently went on to obtain a Masters of Arts in Law degree from the University of Law. During her university studies, Jocelyn interned at a legal compliancy firm, where she gained experience in finance and business law, supporting consultants in advising clients in the UK and Asia.Jocelyn provides high-level support in drafting applications with the guidance of attorneys and assists in maintaining client relationships.

Jocelyn Cheng

Paralegal

Tamara completed her Criminology degree from the University of Durham before going on to receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from BBP university, Waterloo. During university, Tamara interned at two law firms where she gained experience in aspects of mergers & acquisitions and Pro Bono work with the Leasehold Advisory Service. As a Paralegal at NNU, Tamara supports the attorneys in drafting professional and accurate visa applications and assists in maintaining client relationships.

Tamara Balding

Paralegal

Testimonials

“I was first introduced to Nita in 2003 after a recommendation directly from the US embassy. After successfully processing an extremely challenging H1B case for two ambitious creative entrepreneurs, NNU Immigration has continued to service our company throughout our growth with a 100% record of success, including H1Bs, O and E2 visas. The results speak for themselves, but it is also worthy of note that all cases are handled with warmth, personality, and a human touch.”

Jonathan, Media & Communications Company

“Nita and her team at NNU Immigration helped us to register our office in the US and to secure E-2 visas for key staff members. Their obvious in-depth knowledge of the various processes, their quick response to our numerous queries and their practical help in compiling our applications were impressive and reassuring. I would highly recommend them for their expertise and their friendly, unflappable approachability”

Celia, Market Research Agency

“I was first introduced to Nita after a recommendation directly from the US embassy. After successfully processing an extremely challenging H1B case for two ambitious creative entrepreneurs, NNU Immigration has continued to service our company throughout our growth with a 100% record of success, including H1Bs, O and E2 visas. The results speak for themselves, but it is also worthy of note that all cases are handled with warmth, personality, and a human touch.”

Jonathan, Media & Communications Company

“Nita and her team at NNU Immigration helped us to register our office in the US and to secure E-2 visas for key staff members. Their obvious in-depth knowledge of the various processes, their quick response to our numerous queries and their practical help in compiling our applications were impressive and reassuring. I would highly recommend them for their expertise and their friendly, unflappable approachability”

Celia, Market Research Agency

NNU Immigration is proud to have an affiliation with the US-based firm of Green & Spiegel to better serve our global clients.

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