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Sweta Khandelwal
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Sweta Khandelwal

Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

San Jose , CA

Contact Information

Licenses

Authority Year
California

Fee Types

Pro Bono

Languages

English
Hindi हिन्दी

Practice Areas

Immigration

About Sweta Khandelwal

Sweta has been practicing law for more than 10 years and has represented clients across multiple nationalities. An immigrant herself, Sweta came to the US as a dependent on a H-4 Visa, transferred to a student (F-1) visa, interned under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program, worked on a H-1B Visa, and is finally self-employed as a Permanent Resident. Sweta has navigated her way through the complex web of US immigration laws and is sensitive to the challenges faced by her clients.

Sweta has been recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as among the "Top 40 under 40" Immigration Attorneys in CA. Her Firm was selected as among the Best Immigration Law Firm(s) 2014” by SiliconIndia Magazine; and she was the recipient of the 2014 Advocacy Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA").

Sweta completed her Masters in Law from the University of California, Los Angeles and her JD from the Faculty of Law, India. Across her academic life, Sweta has been recognized at multiple international forums for her sharp analytical and oratory skills.

Sweta is licensed by the State Bar of California. Sweta is also a Chartered Accountant- equivalent of a CPA. This makes her uniquely positioned to understand the immigration needs of her business clients in the broader context of their corporate objectives.

Sweta is actively involved with immigration issues and immigrant communities in various capacities: Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of AILA, (“AILA-SCV”) (2013-2014); Media Liaison for AILA-SCV (2013-2014), Advocacy Liaison for AILA SCV (2013-2014), Chair-Elect AILA-SCV (2012-2013), Liaison for the San Jose Customs and Border Protection unit of US Department of Homeland Security for AILA-SCV (2011-2012); and as a pro-bono/volunteer attorney for several legal-aid clinics. Sweta has addressed multiple conferences and forums in India and the United States on immigration and business issues.

Licenses

Authority Year
California

Fee Types

Pro Bono

Languages

English
Hindi हिन्दी

Client Recommendations

I engaged Sweta to help me apply for an O1 visa, and I could not be happier about the experience. Sweta clearly explained the various immigration options available to me, as well as the requirements for each option. She was able to think strategically, taking into account my needs as a startup owner. She guided me successfully through the O1 application process, whilst also considering backup options in case the application would not be successful. In doing so, she delivered priceless piece of mind. Sweta consistently delivered the highest levels of professional service, showed full knowledge of the immigration process, and quickly responded to any and all questions. In addition, she provided her services at a predictable, flat rate. I highly recommend Sweta's services to anyone with immigration needs.

Pieter in San Francisco, CA, United States

Education

School Degree Graduation year
University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law LL.M, Law 2006

Professional Experience

Company Job title Start End
Vaish Associates Associate 2003 2004
The Chugh Firm Associate 2006 2010
Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal Principal Attorney 2011 Present

Contact Information

Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal

95 S Market Street 3rd Floor
San Jose , CA

LawGives Services Offered by Sweta

E2 Visa Extension

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Extend an E2 Visa, a US non-immigrant visa that that allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States based on an investment he or she will be controlling, while inside the United States.


L1 Visa Application

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Apply for an L1 Visa, a US non-immigrant visa available to employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad.


O1 Visa Extension

VIEW

Extend a O1 Visa, a US non-immigrant visa available to individuals who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.


TN Visa Application

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Apply for an TN Visa, a US non-immigrant visa available to Canadian and Mexican citizens in certain professional occupations.


TN Visa Extension

VIEW

Extend a TN Visa, a US non-immigrant visa available to Canadian and Mexican citizens in certain professional occupations.


E2 Visa Application

VIEW

Apply for an E2 Visa, a US non-immigrant visa that that allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States based on an investment he or she will be controlling, while inside the United States.


O1 Visa Application

VIEW

Apply for a O1 Visa, a US non-immigrant visa available to individuals who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.


H3 Visa Application

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Apply for a H3 Visa, a US non-immigrant visa available to certain trainees or special education exchange visitors, who intend to ultimately perform their job outside the United States.


J1 Visa Extension

VIEW

Extend a J1 Visa, a US non-immigrant visa available to exchange visitors participating in programs that promote cultural exchange. Applicants must be sponsored either by a private sector or government program.


EB1 Visa Application

VIEW

The EB-1 visa provides permanent residency to aliens with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, outstanding professors and researchers as well as some executives and managers of foreign companies who are transferred to the U.S.


EB2 Visa Application

VIEW

The EB-2 visa provides employment-based permanent residency to aliens holding advanced degrees or their equivalent and individuals with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business.


L1 Visa Extension

VIEW

Extend an L1 Visa, a US non-immigrant visa available to employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad.





J1 Visa Application

VIEW

Apply for a J1 Visa, a US non-immigrant visa available to exchange visitors participating in programs that promote cultural exchange. Applicants must be sponsored either by a private sector or government program.


Immigration Consultation

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The Immigration Consultation Package consists of legal advice that will help the immigrant determine how he or she can legally remain in the U.S.


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