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Sumaiya Khalique

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   66 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sumaiya

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Asylum, Family Petitions (Spouse/Parent/Child), Employment Visas (O Visa, H1-B, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, EB-5, R Visa), Removal Proceedings before Immigration Court, Naturalization, VAWA, U Visas

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    Corporate Formation

  3. Uncontested divorce

Sumaiya Khalique, Esq. is an Immigration Attorney, who practices all areas of immigration law, and including Removal Defense and Business Immigration. In particular, Ms. Khalique focuses on asylum cases and extraordinary ability visas.


As an immigrant herself, Ms. Khalique is aware of the many difficulties immigrants face in navigating the complexities of the legal system, and the limited access to resources immigrants have without legal status. That is why she is passionate about representing her clients and committed to helping them obtain legal solutions.

Ms. Khalique began her legal career in the area of criminal law in Sydney, Australia and the United States. In Sydney, she worked on criminal cases on appeal before the New South Wales Supreme Court, and assisted underprivileged and disadvantaged youth who faced criminal charges at the highly respected Shopfront Youth Legal Center. In the United States, she gained experience in the Kings County District Attorney's Office and the Nassau Legal Aid Society in New York. Over the past few years, she has gained invaluable experience in immigration law working as an Immigration Attorney for the Smotritsky Law Group, PLLC, under the mentorship of Mr. Stanley Smotritsky. 

Ms. Khalique is admitted to the New York State Bar. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College, Columbia University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law. Ms. Khalique is fluent in Bengali and speaks Spanish.

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Khalique Law PLLC
55 Broadway, Fourth Floor
New York, NY, 10006


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Posted by Wasim | November 23, 2023
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Success is at Khalique law with Sumaiya and her team.
First of all our heart felt Thanks to Sumaiya and her team for helping and guiding us win our Asylum case. We approached lot of attorneys before meeting Sumaiya, however after meeting her looking at her professional legal knowledge and her serious approach towards our complicated story we finally kept our trust with Sumaiya with our Asylum case and ultimately she won our case and proved her level of excellence. Our story was very complicated and tedious still Sumaiya and her team made sure to legally frame it in a meaningful and understandable way which actually presented our real story. Me and my wife will always be grateful to Sumaiya and wish her all the success in this world.
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Posted by Maria | October 11, 2023
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Exceptional Expertise and Unwavering Dedication
Sumaiya stands out as an exceptional immigration attorney. Having worked with her on three distinct occasions, I can confidently attest to her unparalleled expertise and dedication. Initially, she expertly handled my asylum case and now, she has been instrumental in our green card application for my entire family. Her approach is meticulous and timely, ensuring every detail is accounted for. What truly sets Sumaiya apart, however, is her unwavering commitment to her clients. She is not only knowledgeable but also genuinely compassionate, always willing to go the extra mile. In every interaction, I've felt seen, heard, and confidently represented. Sumaiya's tenacity and determination are evident; she tirelessly advocates for her clients and navigates even the most challenging situations with poise. For anyone seeking immigration legal assistance, I wholeheartedly recommend Sumaiya. With her, you're not just getting a lawyer, but a steadfast ally in your journey.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2023
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Responsible, determined and Trustworthy
I am truly at a loss for words to express how much Sumaiya and her dedicated team have impacted my life. Their unwavering commitment to achieving the goals I've held dear for so long has brought about a transformative change in my life. Thanks to their expertise, a significant part of my dreams has now become a reality. Sumaiya has been nothing short of exceptional, and I want to extend my deepest gratitude for everything she has done for me. I've wholeheartedly recommended her services to everyone I know. From our very first meeting, Sumaiya exuded confidence and positivity, making me feel secure in her guidance. Her passion for her work is palpable, evident from the very first appointment. I'm incredibly grateful to have crossed paths with Sumaiya and her outstanding team, who have supported me throughout this journey. Their professionalism, dedication, and genuine care have made all the difference in my life.
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Posted by Mohona | September 9, 2023
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One of the best!
This is one of the most professional and empathetic lawyers I have worked with. She went above and beyond for my aunts asylum case. My aunts case was extremely difficult but her perseverance and determination made the process easier for her. Thank you Sumaiya and her team!
Posted by Lyudmila | September 6, 2023
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From a very happy client
I would like to write this review, because me and my husband are very grateful to Sumaiya Khalique. She was my husband' s lawyer in his immigration case. With diligence and perseverance, she led him all the way to his interview in Mexico, with perfectly completed paperwork. Her professionalism and empathy make this difficult process much easier. Everytime when we had questions, we had quick and competent answer. Her assistant was very helpful as well. I will highly recommend Counselor Khalique to everyone who is in need of a competent and efficient lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2023
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She’s been very helpful and always there to answer questions, her assistant is also very efficient and get things done quickly. I’m glad I’m working with her on my case, she’s very kind and on top of things.
Posted by Tenzin | August 30, 2023
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One of the top lawyer
It was my best decision in life to choose this team to help me with my papers. They are one of the best team. From receptionist to Sumaya herself. Everyone is so helpful and always ready to answer all the questions. In fact, they are so experienced in this field that we don’t need to worry about anything, everything will be served in platter. Sumaya and team, I thank you from the core of my heart for such a welcoming gesture every time we need your help. Thank you all!
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Posted by Nikolaos | August 18, 2023
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Top notch services in her field of expertise.
Sumaiya carried out efficiently and reliably the entire immigration process assigned to her by myself and my wife to obtain our green cards in U.S. Every step of the way we were adequately informed and kept in the loop, she conducted a very smooth process and saved us time and effort. Really appreciated it.
Posted by Bernardita | August 2, 2023
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amazing lawyer
I had a great experience with Sumaiya this past year. She was not only professional and dedicated but also empathetic and helpful. I would not have had the knowledge of my options for my inmigration status if it was not thanks to her guidance. I would recommend her 100%.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2023
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Best in NYC!!
Sumaiya and her team were amazing to work with. They were super helpful and knowledgeable about what I wanted to do. They gave advice and really helped build a strong application. I know if I was doing this on my own, there would be a lot of things that I would not realize to include in my application, which would benefit my case. They were easy to work with and very responsive. And the best part is, her team will always be available to me for any questions or help which is great to have if anything by gets confusing down the line. You will not regret working with the Khalique Law team!
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Posted by Stefano | May 12, 2023
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Sumaiya and her team helped me to file my Green Card application. Differently from other immigration lawyers I had worked with, she is very knowledgeable and she has been very responsive to any of my questions. Friends of mine had recommended her, spending words of gratitude and satisfaction. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional legal service. PS: My Green Card was issued a week ago. Ironically, my friends' application for their green card was also approved and issued a week ago. It has been a long journey, not without obstacles, but completely worth the experience. Thank you Sumaiya.
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Posted by Collin | April 6, 2023
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Amazing team to work with!
Amazing experience with Sumaiya and her team, as soon as we were signed on they were off to the races. Fast, efficient and great communication all through the process. Highly recommend.
Posted by Abeda K. | December 19, 2022
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Khalique Law - Immigration Attorney
Sumaiya Khalique and her team are one of the best I've worked with. I am highly satisfied with my experience. The service is professional and caring with great response time and round-the-clock availability. The documents were processed and the petition was sent out in record time. They are also very detail oriented and truly care about their clients. I would definitely use them for any future services and I highly recommend anyone who needs a knowledgeable, efficient and caring attorney to work with Sumaiya.
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Posted by Piyapat (Flook) | November 11, 2022
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O1 Visa
I was a pleasure working with Sumaiya on my O1 visa. She is extraordinary lawyer who understand her client very well and super easy to communicate. I highly recommend if you're looking for a decent lawyer :)
Posted by Nkrumah | September 20, 2022
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I was recommended by a friend and I was a bit skeptical because I thought Sumaiya was not experienced and too expensive but after winning my case it was worth every single moment having Sumaiya Khalique Law Firm represented me.
Posted by Audrey | August 16, 2022
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Her professionalism and follow up were impeccable
From the very first contact, I found Sumaiya to be extremely knowledgeable about my options and processes required for the O1 visa. Her professionalism and follow up were impeccable. Sumaiya made herself available for contact in all appropriate time zones which made the process easy during my travels. The management of the various government entities was efficient, the document preparation was complete and we are perfectly prepared for the consulate. She made the whole process smooth and fast. I look forward to working with Sumaiya again.
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Posted by Miljana | August 1, 2022
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Miss Khalique Review
Ms. Khalique was wonderful! She eloquently explained everything that I was unsure of and was kind all throughout our meeting. I would undoubtedly recommend her to my friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
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Sumaiya Khalique
Sumaiya was very helpful and guided me though the whole process. She resolved any issues that came up and help me with my immigration process. The process was very smooth. I would recommend Sumaiya to my friends and family.
Posted by Aminu | May 26, 2022
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Sumaiya is very professional and extremely helpful. I will definitely recommend friends and family members to her. Thank you Sumaiya for your help.
Posted by Stephen Finnie Locke | May 23, 2022
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Focused, no nonsense service!
Since we were children, my husband and I have been dreaming of working and living in the U.S. We have worked hard to build a reputable company supporting Oil and Gas clients worldwide. We are grateful to Sumaiya and her team for their tenacity and support throughout this process. The team are professional and experts in their subject matter. I have no hesitation in recommending Khalique Law for any immigration attorney needs! Thank you from Stephen Finnie Locke and the team at Elite Energy Consultants.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney at Law
  • Khalique Law PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Smotritsky Law Group PLLC
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Usman B. Ahmad
  • 2013 - 2014


  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Columbia University - Barnard College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Bengali
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • New York Metro Rising Stars Super Lawyer 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Sumaiya
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sumaiya is a dedicated, highly skilled and compassionate attorney who works hard for her clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sumaiya is very knowledgable about immigration law. I often consult with her regarding immigration matters. She is reliable and works very hard for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sumaiya for over five years and she is both a fantastic attorney and person. She cares about her clients and is knowledgeable in her field. She is my first referral for anyone that needs immigration advice."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sumaiya is an intelligent, compassionate and driven attorney. She has a proven record working within all areas of immigration law. Whenever I've had a question about immigration laws and their impacts Sumaiya delivers a well-thought out and researched response in a manner that is easy to understand. Sumaiya is an asset not only to the legal community but also to the immigrant community in New York and the surrounding area."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sumaiya Khalique is one of the hardest working attorneys I know. I can attest to her phenomenal work ethic as we spent much of our time in law school studying together. In her years as a licensed attorney, Ms. Khalique has traveled the east coast making numerous appearances on behalf of her clients, with great success. Not only is she whip-smart, she is kind, generous, personable and passionate. I have great confidence in her capability to represent her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sumaiya gave me very good advice and sent me helpful resource to prepare for my first asylum case. A client with immigration problem cannot go wrong by consulting with or retaining her professional office."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sumaiya is a passionate advocate for immigrants. Her clients will appreciate her warm and reassuring spirit. I endorse her wholeheartedly."
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