Ellis Porter Opens New Office in London, UK; Welcomes Back Attorney Arvinder Ubhi

Ellis Porter is excited to announce the launch of the firm’s first international office in London, UK.  Ellis Porter’s UK office becomes the firm’s fourth office in addition to the firm’s three Michigan offices in Troy, Ann Arbor and Detroit. With the launch of Ellis Porter UK Ltd, Ellis Porter becomes the first Michigan-based law firm with an office located in London.

Ellis Porter UK will provide US immigration law services to UK-based corporations seeking to transfer employees to work in the US, as well as individuals living in the UK who are seeking to visit or immigrate to the US. 

Ellis Porter’s UK office will be managed by Senior Attorney Arvinder Ubhi, a US licensed attorney with over eight years of experience practicing US immigration law with a focus on employment-based immigration.  Arvinder previously worked at Ellis Porter as an immigration attorney from 2012-2015.  He rejoins Ellis Porter after working as a US immigration attorney based in Toronto, Canada for two Big Four accounting firms, where he managed a high-volume employment-based immigration practice for multinational corporations.

“We are thrilled to welcome Arvinder back to Ellis Porter to help us launch our London office,” said Marc Topoleski, Managing Attorney of Ellis Porter.  “Our firm represents numerous multinational corporations with operations in the UK and other EU countries, so opening an office in London will allow us to provide even more responsive ‘boots-on-the ground’ service to our existing UK and EU clients. Having a base in London will also open the door to exciting opportunities to introduce Ellis Porter’s US immigration law services to companies and individuals in the UK and throughout Europe.” 

Arvinder, who was born and raised in the London, will be based full time in Ellis Porter’s UK office, which will be supported by Ellis Porter’s team of over 50 immigration professionals in the US.

Did you know? With more than 50 immigration attorneys, case managers and support staff, Ellis Porter now ranks among the 20 largest immigration law firms in the US.

“Being able to return home to the UK, while at the same time returning to Ellis Porter to work with my former colleagues again, is truly exciting,” said Arvinder. “Ellis Porter’s firm culture and innovative service delivery platforms are second to none, and they are directly aligned with what immigration clients are seeking today. I’m looking forward to collaborating with all of Ellis Porter’s uniquely-experienced practice teams to enhance our service offerings for existing UK and European clients and to expand the firm’s client base across the pond.”

Ellis Porter UK’s employment-based immigration services for UK-based businesses include:

  • Business travel guidance related to ESTA and B-1 visas

  • US Work Visas

    • L-1 Intracompany Transfer visas

    • H-1B Specialty Occupation visas

    • E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor visas

    • O-1 Extraordinary Ability visas

    • J-1 Exchange Visitor visas

    • R-1 Religious Worker visas

    • P visas for Athletes, Artists and Entertainers

  • US Green Cards

    • EB-1A Extraordinary Ability green cards

    • EB-1B Outstanding Professor/Researcher green cards

    • EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) green cards

    • EB-2 and EB-3 PERM-Based green cards

    • “Schedule A” green cards for Nurses and Physical Therapists

  • Support for visa appointments at the US Embassy in London

  • Strategic immigration program guidance and compliance counseling

Ellis Porter UK’s immigration services for individuals living in the UK include:

  • Investment visas (E-2)

  • Self-Petition Green Card petitions, including EB-1 Extraordinary Ability and EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW)

  • Family-based green card sponsorship petitions

  • Marriage-based green card sponsorship petitions

  • Re-entry permits

  • Inadmissibility waivers

  • US citizenship applications

  • Renunciation of green card or US citizenship

Through strategic partnerships with UK licensed attorneys specializing in UK immigration law, Ellis Porter UK is also able to connect US corporate clients and individuals to the resources necessary to transfer employees to the UK or migrate to the UK.

Contacting Ellis Porter UK

Ellis Porter’s UK office is located at 2 Riding House Street, London, W1A 7FA, UK.

Arvinder Ubhi, Senior Attorney & Director of Ellis Porter UK Ltd can be reached by email at arvinder.ubhi@ellisporter.com.

Want to Learn More About Ellis Porter UK’s Services?

Contact Marc Topoleski (marc.topoleski@ellisporter.com) or Arvinder Ubhi (arvinder.ubhi@ellisporter.com) for more information about how Ellis Porter’s new presence in the UK can benefit you.