Julia Z. Nikolaev

Email MeJulia Z. Nikolaev

South San Francisco, California
(888) 592-7013
(650) 588-7100
Julia Z. Nikolaev obtained her LL.M. in U.S. Legal Studies degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law and is admitted to the California Bar. She also possesses Bachelor of Law and Juris Doctor degree from Perm State University, Russia, and is admitted to practice law in Russia. Ms. Nikolaev has extensive experience in Immigration and Nationality Law working in family- and employment-based immigration. Areas of her expertise include all categories of temporary work visas: Specialty Occupation (H-1), Intracompany Transferee (L-1), Trade NAFFTA (TN), Exchange Visitor (J-1), Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement (O-1), and Athletes, Artists and Entertainers (P-1). She also has a keen understanding of PERM labor certifications, Outstanding Researcher and Multinational Manager Immigrant petitions and Adjustment of Status applications. Ms. Nikolaev has first-hand experience with U.S. immigration laws and procedures having immigrated to the United States in 2000. She has an understanding of the fears and frustrations of the complex immigration process as well as the rewards for achieving "green card" status. This experience, its challenges and complications, became the main reason why Ms. Nikolaev chose to pursue immigration law career to assist others to get through the immigration process smoothly and with the least problems possible. Ms. Nikolaev is a member of the Eastern European Bar Association of Northern California. She is fluent in Russian.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration
  • Naturalization & Citizenship
  • Visas

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2012
  • Russia, 1998


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • LL.M. - 2010
  • Perm State University School of Law, Perm, Russia
    • J.D.

Past Employment Positions

  • Berry,Appleman & Leiden, Sr.Paralegal, 2010 - 2011
  • Littler Mendelson, Paralegal, 2007 - 2011


  • Russian
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It’s H1B Cap Season! Will you be filing an H-1B Cap Case this April? Here is some important information you need to know:

President’s Actions on Immigration – Includes Employment Authorization Document (EAD for certain H4 Spouses, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA), and 601A Unlawful Presence Waivers to Spouse – Sons – Daughters of Lawful Permanent Residence and Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens.

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Daca Extensions Now Possible

The first DACA approvals will begin to expire in September 2014. To avoid a lapse in the period of deferral and employment authorization, individuals must file renewal requests before the expiration of their current period of DACA. USCIS encourages requestors to submit their renewal request approximately 120 days.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today, Monday April 7th, that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U. S. advanced degree exemption

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