VisaNation is founded on more than a decade's worth of expertise in immigration. We have assisted companies to recruit top talent across borders, helped workers to access employment opportunities abroad, and immigrants to reunite with their families. With that experience, we believe we're uniquely set up to also provide the needed injection of technology into the U.S. immigration processes. We simplify immigration by combining superior, technology-enabled customer experience with top-notch immigration expertise from our legal team. Our innovative services increase efficiency without the high cost, allowing us to provide a customer experience focused on personal relationships, trust and compassion.
Phani is a Senior Business Immigration Specialist with VisaNation Law Group PLLC. He has handled casework based on proven interpersonal skills in immigration law and served international, domestic, corporate, and individual clients. Phani has proven experience with drafting PERM (ETA9089), RFE’s, H-1B, H-1B1, E-2, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, TN, P 3, I-140, I-485, I-765, I-131, EB-5 and more.
Phani has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Osmania University, India and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Georgia State University College of Laws, Atlanta, GA. He is fluent in English, Hindi & Telugu.
Jenny Garcia is a Senior Legal Assistant at VisaNation Law Group. She excels in developing and maintaining client relationships. Ms. Garcia handles client phone calls, emails, requests for documents, status updates and other related tasks. She assists VisaNation Law Group attorneys with preparing case matters, scheduling consultations and various other legal tasks.
Ms. Garcia is particularly recognized for her bright personality and caring nature. She was born in Germany. She has lived in numerous countries and cities in the United States. She is both Colombian and Dominican. Ms. Garcia is fluent in Spanish.
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Samima Patel-Gonzalez is Senior US Immigration Specialist. She has over 16 years of working within immigration law and has prepared a wide range of business immigration forms and petitions on H-1B, H-3, E-1, E-2, L-1A, L-1B, TN, and I-140 petitions. Ms. Patel has extensive experience with PERM Labor Certification processes and has done research on immigration and government regulations.
Ms. Patel manages cases, drafts forms, monitors deadlines, and prepares immigration packets, by analyzing and coordinating information between clients and the firm. She communicates extensively with clients regarding case statuses, requests for evidence (RFE), and immigration procedures.
She has her LLB from the Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (USMA) and was practicing law in Panama for many years. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Attorney Ardian Gjoka - Of Counsel to VisaNation Law Group - is based out of Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Gjoka received his J.D. from Tirana University School of Law, Albania, in 1995. He worked as an attorney in Albania until he immigrated to the United States in 1999. Upon arriving in Jacksonville, Florida, he volunteered at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, helping immigrants who had arrived in the US as refugees.
In 2003, Mr. Gjoka received the Degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in United States Legal Studies (with honors), from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California. He is now admitted to the New York State Bar Association. From 2002 until 2012, Mr. Gjoka worked for various law firms in Jacksonville, Florida.
Native of Albania, Mr.Gjoka has been a passionate and dedicated advocate of the Albanian community for many years by assisting members of this community to find the best legal representation for all of their legal issues. He is a member of San Jose Refugee Ministry which provides support to individuals who have had to flee their countries of origin due to the tragedies of persecution and war.
Since graduating from York Law School in the UK, Boris has been working in legal start-up world. From founding a legal careers platform and developing it into an international player, Boris has a passion for building brands and bringing ideas to life. As a Legal Content Strategist with VisaNation Inc, Boris specializes in the development of engaging, meaningful, and effective content for the legal sector.
Boris is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the legal industry. He mentors minorities and law students by advising them on their legal studies, and careers. Boris is a strong believer in giving back to the community and helping others.
In his spare time, Boris is a professional soccer/football coach, he holds several coaching licenses from Canada and the UK and has been accepted into the UEFA B course. He has coached at the university level in the UK and is a devoted youth coach, having contributed to the development of the sport in Canadian and British communities.
Boris is fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian.
Nelta is a legal assistant at VisaNation Law Group, PLLC. She is a highly motivated, dedicated, and goal-oriented professional. She has a proven track record of exceeding expectations by delivering top-quality talent across numerous business units. Ms. Joseph handles clients' phone calls, schedules consultations, manages the attorney's calendars, gives status updates, and answers any general administrative inquiries and tasks.
She is currently working on finishing up her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Joseph has completed nursing school but had a career change when she realized she wanted to become a USCIS officer one day. She is fluent in both English and Haitian Creole.
As a Senior Paralegal, Shruthi Khetan brings a unique combination of international education and experience to VisaNation Law Group. She graduated with her LL.B. from Osmania University in India. While in law school there, she worked with leading law firms. She pursued Master of Laws from William and Mary Law School, Virginia. At William and Mary, she worked as a volunteer with various immigration matters and interned at Challa Law Group. She is licensed to practice law in India and has worked as an associate for a law firm in India before moving to the United States.
At VisaNation Law Group, she works with corporate clients in helping them sponsor their key employees for various Non-Immigrant visas including H-1Bs and TN Visas. Shruthi has extensive experience with processing and filing employment immigration petitions, and motions with the USCIS, the Department of State (DOS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). She is experienced in both immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including Affirmative and Defensive Asylum, I-130, I-140, H-1B, R1, B1 / B2, K1 and F1 / F2. She also helps clients with Adjustment of Status as well as Consular Processing, change of status, removal of conditions over permanent residence and naturalization.
Shruthi is Fluent in Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, and Punjabi.
Prior to founding VisaNation Law Group PLLC, Shilpa Malik worked as a Senior Attorney at prominent New York City-based law firms where she practiced Immigration Law exclusively. She has handled a myriad of Immigration cases and issues including family-Based cases, employment-Based cases, Consular Processing, CSPA, Removal Representation, and Defense. Attorney Malik has participated in several community outreach programs and was an Advocate with the Immigrants Rights Clinic at the New York University School of Law.
Attorney Malik has extensive experience in Immigration Court, Federal Immigration Court, and Federal Criminal Court Litigation proceedings in Miami, including court appearances for Master and Individual Hearings for cases involving Criminal and Overstay Waivers, CIMT Defense, and petitions for review in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.
In addition to her experience in removal/deportation defense cases, she has prepared and filed non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions including, but not limited to:
• H-1B, E, L, O, P, H-3, J, K and U Visas, as well as I-130 and I-140 Immigrant Petitions with Accompanying Adjustment of Status (I-485)
• EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Petition
• PERM Labor Certification with the Department of Labor
• EB-2 and EB-3 Employment-based Green Cards
• Investment Based and Treaty Trader Visas and EB-5 Green Card
• Affirmative Political Asylum
• Marriage Cases
• Naturalization/Citizenship, 245(I), CSS/Lulac, LIFE Act, Removal of Conditions etc
Attorney Malik has built a great reputation as one of the top attorneys in the South Florida area in deportation defense, employment immigration, PERM Labor Certification, investment-based immigration, family and marriage-based immigration cases. She works extremely hard to deliver the best outcome in immigration cases for every client of the firm.
Attorney Malik attended the New York University (NYU) School of Law where she distinguished herself by receiving the Deans Graduate Award. She is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association (ABA), New York State Bar Association, and New York City Lawyers Association (NYCLA). Shilpa was born in India and is fluent in English, Hindi, and Urdu.
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
• U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Joel Mora is a marketing specialist who is focused on helping businesses and organizations working to bring about positive change in the world. For over a decade Joel has worked in all facets of marketing from copywriter to marketing and communications manager. During that time, he always found ways to incorporate immigrant stories and issues into his work. His time with VisaNation is the first opportunity to help the immigrant community directly.
Joel was born, raised, and currently lives in South Florida. His dedication towards helping immigrants comes from being raised by two Cuban immigrants and experiencing their obstacles and triumphs. He works hard with VisaNation to breakdown the barriers of access that many immigrants currently experience.
As an Immigration Support Analyst with VisaNation, Neermala is often the first point of contact for our new clients.
Vishal Rai is the CEO of VisaNation Inc, a provider of immigration technology and support services. He sets the company strategy and oversees the day-to-day operations. Vishal brings over a decade of experience in software development and digital marketing to this role. Before starting his entrepreneurial journey, Vishal spent 10 years working for Fortune 500 companies such as Accenture, Verizon, and ADT. There he worked on a number of innovative software projects in a diverse array of functions and leadership roles.
Having dealt with the challenges of the U.S. immigration system first-hand, Vishal is passionate about making the immigration processes less stressful and more efficient for others. Vishal first moved to the U.S. as a student, then went through various stages of corporate immigration, and finally acquired his U.S. citizenship over a decade later. He is committed to providing a technology-enabled, highly efficient immigration experience combined with deep legal expertise to VisaNation's customers. Vishal holds a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Carlos Rivera is a South Florida native with a knack for writing that quickly led to a job creating SEO articles for various publications. This evolved into a full-blown love for digital marketing and, in particular, search engine optimization. Graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, Carlos has translated his love for language to fuel a passion for marketing, eventually getting his master’s degree in digital marketing from the University of Florida.
Over the last five years, Carlos has helped VisaNation’s online footprint grow consistently through his writing and technical involvement. In his free time, Carlos enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, traveling, and continuously learning more about investing, finance, and SEO.
Sabrina Saada is a seasoned copywriter and marketing strategist with years of experience covering complex immigration subjects. She began writing about legal topics in 2014 after graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in multi-media journalism. As a first-generation American whose family immigrated from France in the early 80s, she identifies with the sacrifices and hardships many immigrants face when coming to the United States.
She currently lives in South Florida, a melting pot of cultural diversity, and is frequently reminded of the opportunities and freedoms this country affords. Through her writing, she hopes to help aspiring immigrants understand the steps necessary to navigate the legal processes so they too can live out their American Dream.
As a Senior Paralegal with VisaNation Law Group PLLC, Jovanna works closely with our attorneys and specializes in family based immigration cases:
— Family petitions and Adjustment of Status Cases (based on marriage, direct family members and employment)
— Removal of conditions.
— Consular processing DS-160, DS-260.
— TN Visa request and package preparation.
— H1B /H4 applications and package preparation.
— I-129 Petitions.
— I-129F/K1 Visa.
— Change/extension of status.
Stephen Valencia specialize in Family based immigration matters and has over 8 years of experience. He has worked on a myriad of marriage-based green card cases of a high degree of complexity. Steve is an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and dedicated professional with a track record of holding positions with increasing responsibility. He possesses proven organization, analytical, research and administrative management skills. Steve is particularly known for his commitment to quality and passion for delivering results while exceeding expectations. He is naturally detail-oriented and known for being responsible, trustworthy, hard-working, and eager to learn and grow. Steve’s immigration expertise is in the following areas:
• Fiance visa
• I-130 petitions
• Removal of conditions
• Adjustment of status (via marriage to a USC or LPR)
Steve also possesses proven relationship-building talents and problem-solving abilities. Mr. Valencia also handles the office operations for our law firm. He is of Colombian descent and is fluent in both English and Spanish.