Sweta Khandelwal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in San Jose, CA

Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal
 | 95 S Market St, 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-940-0106
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business (70%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hindi
Attorney Profile

Sweta Khandelwal is the principal attorney at the Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal. With offices in San Jose and San Francisco, she focuses her practice exclusively on immigration law matters, providing assistance to individuals and businesses throughout the Bay Area. Ms. Khandelwal's affinity to this area of the law stems in part from the fact that she is an immigrant herself, having come to the United States from India as a dependent on an H-4 visa. Her successful track record as well as her high degree of ethics have caught the attention of her fellow professionals, and they have awarded her a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Ms. Khandelwal provides assistance to her clients in a variety of matters. She has extensive experience in obtaining nonimmigrant visas such as B-1 (for people coming to the U.S. temporarily for business purposes) and B-2 (for tourists). She also helps to obtain employment-based visas, such as EB-2 visas for people of exceptional ability and whose jobs require an advanced degree. Another type of employment-based visa that Ms. Khandelwal obtains for those people who qualify is an EB-3 for skilled workers, and she has experience with EB-1 visas, which are granted to priority workers such as outstanding professors and researchers, executives of multinational companies, and people of extraordinary ability. In addition, she helps people who wish to become U.S. citizens gain naturalization.

Ms. Khandelwal obtained her initial legal education at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, and she graduated in 2003. She also holds an LL.M. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, having been awarded that degree in 2006, and she is a chartered accountant, which is in general the equivalent of a certified public accountant.

 
Practice Areas

Immigration: Business (70%)
Immigration: Consumer (30%)

Immigration (70%): Naturalization & Citizenship, Naturalization & Citizenship

Immigration (30%): Naturalization & Citizenship, Naturalization & Citizenship

Focus Areas

Naturalization & Citizenship

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Rising Stars: 2018

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About Sweta Khandelwal

Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.khandelwalaw.com/about-us/

Honors/Awards:

  • "Best Immigration Law Firm(s)”; SiliconIndia Magazine, 2014
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars , 2018
  • "Advocacy Award” Recipient; American Immigration Lawyers Association , 2014
  • Top 40 under 40 Immigration Attorneys in CA, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of California
  • Member, Law Student Committee at AILA National, 2014
  • Advocacy & Media Liaison, 2014 - 2015
  • Chair, Silicon Valley Chapter of AILA (AILA-SCV), 2013 - 2014
  • AILA liaison, San Jose Customs and Border Protection unit, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2011 - 2012
  • Media Liaison at AILA-SCV, 2014 - 2015
  • Member, Business Immigration Committee, National Board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2014 - 2017
  • Chair-Elect, AILA-SCV, 2012 - 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Sweta addressed the audience of entrepreneurs and tech professionals at Lifograph & Founders Floor Accelerator, San Jose, CA, on the immigration issues and concerns of foreign start-ups., Speaker at Lifograph & Founders Floor Accelerator, San Jose, CA, 2016
  • Sweta advised foreign students and entrepreneurs shortlisted for the Start-up Weekend Finals on the visa options available to them that will allow them to continue working on their start-ups., Coach/Mentor, Start-up Weekend, Santa Clara, CA, 2016
  • Sweta addressed the audience at the Fireside Chat organized by Access Silicon Valley at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA, on current business immigration issues. , Speaker at Access Silicon Valley, 2016
  • Sweta was invited to conduct a workshop on the H-1B Visa and H-1B Quota for 2016 at Hackerdojo, Mountain View., Conducted Workshop on the H-1B Visa and H-1B Quota, 2016
  • Sweta was one of the three speakers at the “Special Seminar—Does the New USCIS L-1B Memo Change Things?”; at 2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern. Organized by AILA, Speaker at the “Special Seminar—Does the New USCIS L-1B Memo Change Things?”, 2015
  • Sweta was invited to speak at Plug & Play Tech Center, Sunnyvale, CA on HR Immigration Compliance, STEM-OPT, H-1B Visa & latest immigration updates., Speaker at Plug & Play, 2015
  • Sweta was invited to address a gathering consisting of professionals, entrepreneurs, start-up business and their leaders at the Annual Conference of the Silicon Valley Indian Professionals Association (SIPA). SIPA is one of the largest professional groups of South Asians in the Bay Area., Speaker, 27th Annual AILA California Chapter’s Conference, 2014
  • Sweta was invited to join aprominent online public deliberation and review of US immigration policy, partnering with Knight Foundation and TechCrunch as an expert. She shared the dias with a handful of immigration attorneys and policy makers., Panelist, an Immigration Debate; Policies towards immigrants and guest workers, 2014
  • Sweta was invited to speak at the Continuing Legal Education program organized by the Southern CA Chapter of AILA at Mammoth Lakes, CA on the visa options available to domestic workers., Speaker at the Winter CLE organized by Southern CA Chapter of AILA, 2014
  • Sweta was invited to address the above meet-up on “Immigration Hacking: Solving Immigration puzzle for foreign-born Entrepreneurs” The event was attended by almost 100 people.For reviews of the meet-up, click here. The recording is available here., Key Speaker at the Meet-up “Igniters: Stanford Entrepreneurs & Silicon Valley Founders”, 2014
  • Sweta was invited to speak on the visa options available to foreign entrepreuners, start-ups and small business at Capital Factory, Austin, TX. Capital Factory is the entrepreneurial center of gravity in Austin, Texas.Located in the middle of downtown, Capital Factory has more than 50,000 square feet full of startups and entrepreneurs. This event was streamed live and can now be viewed here. The presentation can be viewed here., Visa Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs, Presentation/Case Study/Discussion at Capital Factory, Austin, TX, 2014
  • Sweta was one of the two Attorney speakers at the Continuing Legal Education (CLE)session organized by the Bay Area Valley Chapter of theAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association. The topic of the CLE was Employment Based Visas for Entrepreneurs, Start-ups, and Small Businesses. CLE is professional education of lawyers that takes place after their initial admission to the Bar. In many states in the United States, CLE participation is required of attorneysto maintain their license to practice law., Visa Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs, Speaker at the Legal Education for Attorneys organized by AILA-SCV, 2013
  • AILA SCV organized the first ever Press Conference in the Bay Area that discussed the proposed Senate Immigration Reform Bill. The Press Conference was attended by media, clients and local businesses. Sweta was part of a three member panel of immigration attorneys and discussed the business immigration sections of the proposed bill and responded to questions from the audience. See pictures of the event hereSome of the press coverage can be found here, AILA Press Event – The Path to Reform, 2013
  • Sweta answered questions relating to visas for entrepreneurs from an audience of more than 200 international students at Stanford University.Link to the Press coverage for the event, Panel Q&A on “How to Start a Company Without Being Deported” at Stanford University, 2013
  • Sweta also holds informal sessions in the Bay Area to address the broader needs of the community. One such session was the Meetup-Silicon Valley Business Group interested in US Immigration-where Sweta addressed immigration issues and answered questions on the H-1B Quota, and other work-related visas. Details of the event can be found here, Meetup-“Silicon Valley Business Group interested in US Immigration”, 2013
  • Speaker at American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Chapter, 2017
  • Sweta was one of three Immigration Attorneys from the Santa Clara County on the panel discussion at the engagement between Federal Government representatives and the immigrant community to share the latest information on employment visa processing., Panelist, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, San Jose, 2017
  • Sweta addressed a community of Silicon Valley business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and developers: US Immigration Laws & Facts – the Black, White, Grey, Red & Blue., Speaker at Procopio Law, Palo Alto, CA. Organized by Access Silicon Valley, 2017
  • Sweta addressed an international community of aspiring professionals looking to immigrate to the US via a Webinar that was broadcasted to 45 ASV Chapters world-wide:  U.S. Immigration of, by and for Entrepreneurs, Speaker at Live Webinar. Organized by ASV, 2017
  • Sweta addressed an international community of aspiring professionals looking to immigrate to the US via a Webinar that was broadcasted to 45 ASV Chapters world-wide:  U.S. Immigration of, by and for Entrepreneurs, Speaker at Live Webinar. Organized by Access Silicon Valley, 2017
  • Sweta addresseed the entrepreneur community at Founder’s Floor. Immigration of, by and for Entrepreneurs- Attract and retain the best global talent (including yourself), Speaker at Founder’s Floor, San Jose, CA, 2017

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Educational Background:

  • University of California Los Angeles, Masters in Law
Office Location for Sweta Khandelwal

95 S Market St
3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-940-0106

 

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Last Updated: 10/9/2018

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