Mina Kalra

Mina Kalra

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA
New England Law/Boston

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About
From working at a renowned immigration law firm in Boston, to heading the employment-based services at the University of California Berkeley, to advising startups on immigration and business-related matters, Mina has secured temporary visas and green cards for hundreds of software engineers, scientists, marketing and operations personnel, researchers and faculty, for over 13 years.
She is an expert on international student and scholars transitioning to a temporary work visa and permanent residence. Born in Bulgaria and educated in the U.S., Mina brings a personal immigration story, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the capacity to relate to a
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"Mina and team are really helpful and talented lawyers. I being overseas still the process of my LCA was smooth. They ensured that my paperwork is complete as required for the visa requirements. I highly recommend them. Thank Mina"

Immigration Consultation
Posted on Apr 5, 2022
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"I came to Mina with a complicated visa task, she overachieved my expectations. She was very thorough and answered my questions clearly. Her knowledge on student visa is unmatched."

File O Visa
Posted on Dec 14, 2021
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"I really enjoy working with Mina, she is very knowledgeable and her expertise in helping our company's needs has been a pleasure."

File TN Visa
Posted on Dec 1, 2021
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"Consultation was helpful."

Assist with Other Immigration Matter
Posted on Sep 27, 2021
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"Given the tight timeline, Mina and her team provided clarity and share her expertise in a very responsive manner."

Assist with Other Immigration Matter
Posted on Sep 22, 2021
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"Exemplary in every way! I hired Mina Kalra for assistance with a particularly complicated visa petition (for my foreign-national wife). Mina took the time to fully understand the case. On our phone call, Mina was professional and extremely courteous, and even brought in her colleague to ensure I benefited from all of their combined expertise. Mina told me several things I can do to improve my wife's chances to gain her visa. Mina also answered a number of important questions for which I had been unable to find information. I strongly recommend hiring Mina Kalra for your immigration needs."

Assist with Other Immigration Matter
Posted on Jun 22, 2021

Work History

New World Law, LLP

Partner

Jan 2017 - Present

Manage a boutique business immigration law practice, and provide legal advice focusing on employment-based and family-based immigrant visa petitions. The employment-based services focus on H-1B, E-2, E-3, O-1, L-1, TN, EB-1, EB-2 (NIW and PERM), J-1 waivers.

Jan 2017 - Present

Berkeley International Office, UC Berkeley

Employment-Based Adviser

May 2017 - Sep 2017

Prepare and advise on employment-based nonimmigrant visa petitions sponsored by the University of California Berkeley, including H-1Bs, O-1s, and TNs, among others.

May 2017 - Sep 2017

Wellbrain

Head of Legal

Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

Consult and provide legal advice on issues including immigration, contract, employment, trademark and business-related matters. Assess and implement human resource options, including retirement, accounting, and healthcare benefits. Conduct legal research and draft business-related documents, immigration petitions, employment contracts,

Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

Berkeley International Office, UC Berkeley

Assistant Director for Employment-Based Services

Jun 2009 - Jun 2014

Managed all employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions sponsored by the University of California Berkeley, including H-1Bs, O-1s, TNs, OPRs, and PERM cases.

Jun 2009 - Jun 2014

Costa & Riccio, LLP

Law Clerk

May 2006 - Jul 2008

Assisted with full range of employment-based and family-based immigrant visa petitions, with emphasis on PERM, NIW, OR, EA, Schedule A, H-1B, L-1, TN, and O-1. Conducted immigration law research, drafted legal documents and clients’ explanatory letters on immigration and nationality law.

May 2006 - Jul 2008

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