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Mina Kalra

Mina Kalra

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA
New England Law/Boston

"It was great working with her."

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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 nearly 10 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
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"It was great working with her."

Assist with Other Immigration Matter
Posted on Jun 20, 2019
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"She is good. I'd love to work with her again."

Consult on Immigration Options
Posted on May 3, 2019
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"Mina and her partner Summer are top notch. Very clearly explained the process for us and were able to put together an application package for my employee that we feel puts our best foot forward. Great dynamic duo for small businesses looking to sponsor any H1B Visas."

File H-1B Visa
Posted on Apr 16, 2019
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"Mina is a pleasure to work with. Will definitely do business with again."

File H-1B Visa
Posted on Mar 21, 2019
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"I consulted with Mina regarding a prospective TN visa. She explained the pros and cons of applying for TN by entry and filing a TN petition. She analyzed the employee's qualifications and clearly spotted the issues at hand, which had to be addressed upfront. I would recommend Mina to anybody who is looking for efficient, reasonably-priced immigration attorney. She was responsive and pleasant to work with."

Consult on TN Visa
Posted on Dec 20, 2018
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"Mina helped us with a TN change of employer petition. She explained the issues clearly both from the employer and employee's perspective. She responded promptly and processed the case in less than a week. Mina was knowledgeable and efficient and I would recommend her without hesitation to other companies who need business immigration advice."

File TN Visa Extension
Posted on Nov 15, 2018

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.

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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