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Ramesh K. Shrestha

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   32 reviews

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Deportation Defense, Asylum, Business Immigration (Employment/Investment), Family/Fiance Immigration, Naturalization, Asylum, Deportation/Removal Defense, Federal Litigation, H-1B, PERM U, T, P, O Visas, I-601/I601A Waivers and many more

    28 years

Ramesh K. Shrestha, has over 20 years of extensive experience in the field of Immigration. He was admitted to the State Bar of New York in 1996. He is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association (ABA), the State Bar of New York and has been admitted to practice before The Federal Courts of Southern and Eastern District of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh circuit.


He has extensive experience in all kinds of complex immigration matter from nonimmigrant and immigrant visas (Hs, Ls, U, T, O, PERM, EBs) to complex deporation/removal defense including fedral litigation. 



Licensed for 26 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1996
Updated 04/15/2023

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Ramesh K. Shrestha, Esq
377 Broadway Rm 801
New York, NY, 10013-3907


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Posted by Suman | May 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Ramesh Shrestha for my immigration case, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the experience. From the initial consultation to the final outcome, Ramesh was professional, knowledgeable, and attentive to my needs. He took the time to listen to my concerns and answer all of my questions, which made me feel confident and supported throughout the process. He also kept me informed every step of the way and was always available to address any issues that arose. Mr Shrestha's expertise in immigration law is evident, and his attention to detail ensured that everything was filed correctly and on time. He went above and beyond to help me navigate the complex legal system, and I am incredibly grateful for his dedication and hard work. Overall, I would highly recommend Ramesh Shrestha to anyone seeking an immigration lawyer. He is an excellent attorney who truly cares about his clients and is committed to achieving the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Chuldim Sherpa | April 28, 2023
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Best immigration attorney
Ramesh Sir your unwavering dedication and expert guidance have truly been lifesaver, your sharp legal mind and compassionate heart made all the difference, thank you for handling our immigrant visa cases besides of such a difficult pandemic period and because of your extraordinary ability and experienced professionalism made our big mission successful, words cannot express our gratitude for everything you have done for us, your outstanding professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to justice have nothing short of remarkable, you have given back us our confidence during a difficult times, Ramesh Sir is very cooperative, reliable , easily accessible , responding all the inquiries soonest, thank you Ramesh Sir , your kindness will never forgotten, I just wants to remind my first step before begun this long journey with Ramesh Sir, I was totally unknown about picking up the right immigration attorney in NY , then I started to googling to find a best attorney in New York, saw so many unknowns immigration attorneys websites but among those so many unknowns faces my mind easily choose Mr Ramesh Shrestha and decided to hire him for our immigrants visa cases attorney, we feels very lucky and thankful to the God for connecting Mr Shrestha with us , because of Ramesh sir’s hard work and dedication to the customer, our family obtained a immigrant visa within a short period, we arrived in New York and hoping for the green card in hand soonest! We heartily appreciate for his extraordinary ability to defending great customer services and experience professionalism that we highly recommends to all relatives and friends to choose Shrestha law firm for the best quality services regarding various legal immigration issues, if I ever have to get any services the Shrestha law firm is one in my mind to call on , thank you Ramesh Sir and team for your tireless supports!
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Posted by Suman | November 23, 2022
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Ramesha sir did an amazing job working on my case, they were very attentive to my needs, beyond professional, responded quickly to all my inquiries and requests. They are compassionate and very knowledgeable. I am thankful for their service and would definitely recommend them to any of my family and friend
Posted by Atul | June 17, 2022
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Unconditional Support
What do you look for in a lawyer… Expert advice, experienced, smart strategy, professionalism, kindness, and last but not least who understands your issue. Luckily, I got all of these qualities in Mr. Ramesh Shrestha and his team at Shrestha Law Firm. Mr. Shrestha’s experience, knowledge, and strategy on top of all his valuable time saved me from deportation. He is straightforward, giving me a real chance of a successful outcome since my case was in a very tough court. Finally, I got approved for my asylum case and my green card is in my hand. I had the privilege of working with their law firm, I highly recommend Mr. Shrestha and his incredible staff.
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Posted by Dhruba Dhakal | March 15, 2022
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Best Immigration attorney
The best immigration attorney for all immigration cases. I went to Mr. Shrestha’s office through the recommendation of one of my friends. I had a bad experience from my previous attorney and I did not know what would come out. But to my surprise, he took time to review my case and gave me the confidence that I needed to succeed. He was very straight forward and knowledgeable. I immediately hired him. Fast forward, my EB-3 case is approved and today received my green card without an interview. I thank him with my whole heart. If he takes your case, assume you are positively 90% done. I strongly recommend Mr. Shrestha for any immigration case, whether it’s easy or complex.
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Posted by Chandra | January 19, 2022
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professional and experienced lawyer
Ramesh Shrestha is a professional and experienced lawyer. Because of his effort and guidance, I got my green card within three months. He gives me all the necessary information I need to submit. I tried other lawyers but did not find them as knowledgeable as Ramesh. I highly recommend him for any immigration process.
Posted by Mani Bangdel | August 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Immigration Attorney
Amazingly professional, detailed and to the point attorney. I had few lawyers in the past but I just wasted money and got nothing. One Attorny even made me subject to deportation order. But Mr. Shrestha skillfully navigated my case and removed all the obstacles. Today, I am a permanent resident of the United States. If anyone looking for an experienced immigration attorney, do a favor to yourself and just go to him. I strongly recommend attorney Shrestha for any immigration case.
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Posted by Lhakpa | July 14, 2021
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Excellent immigration lawyer
Ramesh was my lawyer for 5 years. From the day of first consultation to the day I got my green card, he has been a great lawyer by updating about my case, guiding through every forms and documents, taking mock interviews. I had a complicated case of status adjustment and had a different lawyer at first. But, I switched to Ramesh and everything was handled very carefully and effectively. Immigration cases are highly sensitive, stressful and it is crucial to have a lawyer that keeps constant communication with you. To anyone out there looking for a reliable, highly knowledgeable immigration lawyer, I highly recommend Mr. Ramesh Shrestha. His positive attitude, professionalism and guidance helped me to get what I had been waiting for past 5 years. Thank you once again to attorney Ramesh and his entire staff.
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Posted by Jeevan | June 23, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer!
Ramesh is an excellent immigration lawyer. His knowledge of immigration laws is unsurpassed, and he does the utmost for his client. He helped me and our family win a difficult case. His counsel was always sound. I always appreciated straight talk from Ramesh at every juncture. I highly recommend Ramesh for all your immigration issues.
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Posted by Tashi | June 5, 2021
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Excellent Service
Extremely professional, quick responses, very thorough and attentive. Ramesh helped me and my wife with our green card application. Thanks to him, the application process went by smoothly and we were approved for permanent residency. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Monisha | March 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Approved!! Been waiting for so many years to see, hear and feel this word. Finally, our journey of “greencard process” has come to an end on a happy note. One of the key person in making this journey successful is Mr. Ramesh Shrestha. Before starting this journey, met few lawyers but the most genuine one, I felt, was him. On our first meet, he was straight to the point, YES or NO. He made things very clear and didn’t try to give false hope just to gain a client. Moving forward, he continuously gave different options when we were in doubt. He is very detailed in each and every step of the process. Moreover, he is someone whom you can completely rely on as he will always update you about the progress of the case. This whole process became easier only because of his guidance and promptness. I am very glad about my decision on choosing him as our lawyer. Therefore, I had to write this review so that people know where they can get best and genuine service. I strongly recommend Mr. Shrestha to everyone!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2021
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A very good immigration Lawyer to have
From an experience point of view, he is one of the best immigration lawyers you can find. Please make the most of your time with him as he is almost always packed with clients. Overall I had a very good experience with him.
Posted by Karma | February 18, 2021
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Best lawyer
Definitely the best lawyer. He was very responsive throughout the whole process. Helped me and my wife throughout the whole court interviews . He is affordable as well .thank you for helping us . Definitely recommend
Posted by David James | February 17, 2021
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Excellent lawyer
Attorney Ramesh Shrestha was an invaluable resource His attention to detail and knowledge of laws are unsurpassed. I would highly recommend him from my heart Ramesh can salve all Nepalese documents issues and he is more capable person to give you good knowledge about our Nepali culture and situation what used to take places in municipalities in villages in Nepal. He is Reliable, Trustworthy, Quality Attorney! “Ramesh has been most helpful person for me and he is very accessible, diligent, and dependable when it comes to me and my families’ legal needs. I have used multiple attorneys in the past and this relationship has proven to exceed my expectations. Highly recommended!” “He was very patient with me; always answered my questions and gave me objective counsel I knew I could trust. His hard work and diligence resulted in a favorable outcome in my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Ramesh Shrestha
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Posted by Matthew Mc | February 16, 2021
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Professional and down to earth, Ramesh made my wife and I comfortable from the first day we entered his office. He treated us like family! I recommend him highly on any immigration matter. I am proud to say today my wife is a U.S. citizen . He and his team are excellent and our family are grateful.
Posted by M.Shreshtha | December 16, 2020
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Professionalism, responsiveness, enthusiastic and Quality
Ramesh Sir is the best Lawyer in the town ,He knows how to win the case.He is experienced straightforward, friendly, helpful,wise etc.He works hard on your case.If you want get your case approved; follow his guidance.My case was approved,I give all the credit to him,I am glad that I have hired him for my case.I highly recommend him for anyone who is looking for immigration lawyer.
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Posted by Jamie | January 22, 2020
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Ramesh is the best!
My husband is a nepalese citizen and we needed to apply for a spousal visa. He got approved today and I believe a lot of it had to do with our amazing lawyer, Ramesh Shrestha! I am a bit neurotic and was very anxious going through this the last year and half. Mr. Shrestha always calmed me down and assured me everything would be okay. He works extra hard with his clients to make sure your immigrant visa case is 110% approved! The system is making it harder and harder for immigrants to come to America, even in marriage cases. There are so many intricacies and different details you must file right in order to get it. Mr. Shrestha not only makes sure that its all filed right, but he also gets more information from you than needed just in case. He is not only a great lawyer, but he is a wonderful person too. I truly felt that he cared for us as people, not just his clients and when you are dealing with a family relation visa thats so important because it's such a personal matter. My husband and I highly recommend him!
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Posted by salam lama | December 28, 2019
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excellent. highly recommended
he is highly professional and very easy to work. always response on time and guide and help us on convenient way. our company been working with Ramesh Shrestha since 2012 to till date. and He has done fabulous job. we highly recommend him.
Posted by Dilip | September 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Attorney Ramesh is a man of his word and very intelligent. I found him to be experienced, responsive and knowledgeable. I would like to thank him and his whole team in handling my immigration case where we got success. I would highly recommend to anyone seeking for legal matter.
Posted by Suraj | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
I strongly recommend Mr. Shrestha for any complex immigration matter. This conclusion is not based on a favour I am doing for him, rather it is based on my experience with him for for 6 long years. He is a friendly, down to earth, get the job done lawyer. Once he goes over with your case, he lays down a winning path for you. But if your case is weak or hopeless, he will be honest with you and tell you right there, your case is weak or not winnable and look for other options. I like his openness. He will not mislead you. I followed his lead from the beginning to the end. He is one man army in immigration law. The result is my American dream has come true. Yesterday, I received my case approval and I am super happy. He is the best of the best. Make no mistake, he is your next immigration lawyer.  I appreciate his work from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.!
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Self Employed Attorney
  • 1996 - Present


  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1995
  • International Law Institute, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Summer Program in the United States Legal System
  • 1993
  • Tribhuvan University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1987
  • Tribhuvan University
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1984
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Legal Cases

  • Sherpa v. Lynch (2d Cir. 2016)
  • Petition for reveiw was granted
  • Subedi v. Holder (9th Cir. 2015)
  • Petitiion for review was granted
  • Pokhrel v. Atty Gen. USA (3d Cir. 2011)
  • Petition for review was granted
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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Nepali
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Immigration Lawyers in NYS -2016 and 2018
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016


  • Vishwa Sandesh Community Weekly Newspaper, New York City, NY from June 2007 to present
  • Weekly Legal Questions/Answers Column
  • 2017
  • Vishwa Sandesh Weekly and various local newspapers
  • An Overveiw of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Sampresion or Interpretation at Queens Library, Jackson Heights, NY
  • President Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration, Future of TPS and DACA
  • 2017
  • Monthly Discussion on Khasokhas News Media LIVE
  • Past, Present and Future of TPS and Possibility of Getting Legalized TPS Recipient's Status
  • 2017
  • Overview of Temporary Protected Satus
  • Temporary Protected Status under US Immigration Law in light of grant of TPS to Nepal in 2015
  • 2015
  • Community Law Program
  • Overview of Executive orders of President Obama on DACA
  • 2013
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Asylum Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Ramesh Shrestha. Ramesh and I have worked together on numerous political asylum cases over the last ten years. His knowledge of the law of immigration and asylum is without peer and his advocacy skills are superb. He fights hard for his clients and represents them zealously. If you need help with any immigration or political asylum matter, Mr. Shrestha should be your first choice of an attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ramesh for almost 20 years. At times, I have provided of-counsel services to Ramesh. He is well respected by the Immigration Bar. Ramesh provides dedicated service to his clients and gets promised results. I endorse this lawyer."
New York Immigration Lawyer Ramesh K. Shrestha
Ramesh K. Shrestha
Immigration Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 26 years