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Sarah Mu

Immigration Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.8   18 reviews

also known as Xiao Qian Mu

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Full service immigration practice, including Employment-based, family-based, removal defense, Asylum, VAWA, U visa, O, P, Student Visa Reinstatement

As a first-generation immigrant, I understand the efforts every immigrant has to put in on their journey to their US citizenship. I am with you. With the advantage of this deep understanding in life, it helps me in my law practice, because I will be able to write a compelling story when I need to present my view point or client's story. I believe this upper-hand strategy has helped me deeply in advocating for my clients' best interests. When working with my client, I treat every one of them equally because I understand any issue derived from immigration law could have an ever-lasting impact on anyone's immigration status for their future, which may change a person's life entirely. Therefore my client can be rest assured that they are always up to date of their case status and their questions are always cleared. I treat their cases as mine. This is no longer my career, this is part of my life!

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Law Offices of Sarah X. Q. Mu
181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA, 95110

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4.8 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Chi | January 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Visa Application
We were an event promoter, and presented many performing troupe's US tours from China. Attorney Mu used to apply visas for the groups in a limited time so that the performances could be held on time. Her experiences and professional competency made us confident in visa applications. We truly appreciate her services and are expecting to work with her again.
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Posted by Nora | January 5, 2024
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Outstanding Support from Attorney Sarah Mu
My experience with attorney Sarah Mu was exceptionally positive. In handling a complex case, she demonstrated not only deep expertise but also great sensitivity and professionalism. Her prompt and efficient communication was a significant aid throughout the process. Thanks to Sarah's assistance, my visa application was successfully approved. Her kind and empathetic approach made navigating the challenges much easier. I highly recommend her services to anyone in need of expert immigration assistance. A heartfelt thank you to Sarah for her excellent work!
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Posted by Edith | December 15, 2021
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Sarah Mu, the best attorney I have met!!
I have been in the states since 1990, Sarah is the best attorney I have came across so far. She assisted my relative with an immigration matter. She was very prompt, diligent and professional in collecting info for the matter and in communicating with my relative and me. But when my relative decided to give up such immigration pursuit, Sarah not only forgave my relative the remaining 40% contract commitment, but she also refunded my relative 20 % of the 60 % retainer fee, based on the actual hours she worked on the case, releasing my relative from the full contract obligation and only charging partial obligation. On a similar note, when my relative told me she wanted to cancel the contract (giving up the pursuit), I actually told my relative to prepare to pay the remaining 40% as she has already signed the contract committing to pay the entire agreed amount in full. I think Sarah is a great attorney with impeccable integrity, and professionalism, based on how she handled my relative's matter. I highly recommend Sarah X. Q. Mu !!! (BTW, I am glad I found Sarah online.) Edith Lee , senior accountant review posted 12/15/2021
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Posted by Dennis | October 3, 2021
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Amazing Immigration Lawyer
Sarah is well versed in the details of the immigration visa process. Even though our case was extremely complex, she was very knowledgeable about our case and if there were any doubts or question she alleviated us you positive comments and kept us updated in a timely manner. We really feel luck to have met her. I strongly recommend her expertise and services.
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Response from Sarah Mu October 27, 2021
Thank you Dennis, it was great working with you as well!
Posted by Qingqing | September 12, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Good service
Sarah is a very patient lawyer who helped me apply for my green card. My case is very complicated and I need a lot of materials to prove my case is true. During the processing period, She helped me to organize all the paperwork, pointed out the things I had left behind and the areas I need to be aware during interview. Thanks for the help of Sarah, I can quickly get my ten-year green card after the interview. If you ever need an immigration attorney, definitely Sarah is your first choice!
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2021
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Great Experience
I had a great experience with Sara Mu, she was very efficient, detailed oriented and highly professional. I highly recommend her for anyone who needs immigration lawyer services.
Posted by Rui | January 2, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional Immigration Consultant Experience
I worked with Sarah for my immigration case and I gained a really professional and patient consultant. Through two detailed consultants, my immigration visa was approved in a difficult situation. Strong recommendation!
Posted by Sam | December 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best choice
I was referred to Sarah when I had lost confidence in my previous attorney. Faced with a deadline, things were not clear for me and I became anxious. Sarah steadfastly took over my case and advised me to provide much needed evidence. Sarah was very patient and always there for me. Her observations and suggestions were intelligent . She is not only professional but also kind. The choice to go with Sarah was the best decision I made in my life.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2020
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knowledgable, affordable and innovative counsel for complex immigration issues
I contacted Sarah for a weird case where my immigration status could have been at stake. Before contacting Sarah, I had reached out to multiple attorneys, but none of them could provide me with any creative solution to my problem. Sarah was the first one to suggest that she had an innovative idea about my case. She listened to me very carefully, logged all relevant information, painfully parsed through all the evidence I had, and then represented them in a way that was true to the incidents but also enforced my position. She also acted on the evidence quite promptly, relieving me of all the anxieties that I had to prepare my case in a time-sensitive manner. She was also extremely sympathetic to my situation, offering me the time and space to collect all the evidence that took me quite a bit of excavation of troublesome incidents from the past. Sarah is extremely knowledgeable about immigration laws, very meticulous in her work, responds very promptly and does not charge for every single minute one needs to consult for. Overall, I feel extremely grateful for what she did for me and how she saved my case. I would definitely recommend her counsel and would vouch aggressively that her expertise is a natural choice for a quick, reliable and affordable solution for complex immigration issues.
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Posted by Rongjian | September 4, 2020
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Sarah is a professional and very caring lawyer. She's been very helpful for getting my h1b transfer and greencard application all approved. She is able to handle complicated cases and take care of many requests from our side and USCIS. Overall, very satisfied with the experience and I would recommend more people to get help from Sarah.
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Posted by David | January 28, 2020
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Highly Recommended!
Sarah is the most amazing lawyer I know. She and her team are very caring and making sure everything is in order. She was so thorough, caring and knowledgeable. I used her and referred others to her, none of us were disappointed. Fees also reasonable.
Posted by Rubin | October 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best in South Bay
Probably one of the best immigration lawyers in south bay. Me and my wife's case took a lot of preparing. Sarah was SUPER patient with us. Not only did she make us feel reassured in this political climate, she worked patiently with us as we are both not the easiest to work with. She was professional, knowledgeable, and understanding the whole time. She got my upmost recommendation.
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Posted by Angela | December 13, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
Sarah is super helpful and always responds to my emails/calls really quickly. I applied for my H1B through Sarah. The first year attempting it, I contacted Sarah quite last minute but she made it work and was super accommodating. Throughout the process, whenever I had questions, she was always very patient in answering all of them. Immigration is stressful on its own and I'm glad Sarah was there to help!
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Posted by Emily | December 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer Mu is very professional and very efficient. We appreciated to her strong support to help us to get H-1B approved in an almost impossible tight time. That was the first time we found a good candidate who needs H-1B, then we realized that only 10 days left for the application. If we cannot make it this year we have to wait for one more year. We tried to contact several lawyers and most of them were hesitated due to tight time. Mu explained clearly to us about the whole process and told us what the critical things are and what the possible risks are. The critical path is that job position should pass LCA verification first and then USCIS suitcase, which normally takes 5-7 days without guarantee, excluding the case that authority requires supplement material. When we were worrying about that, Mu brought us confidence and helped us prepare for documents in a few days. The result is a success. No supplement required for LCA, everything well prepared and the application arrived USCIS on time for H1B suitcase. Fortunately, the case was selected from the pool. Even more amazing, after a short period we informed the beneficiary was selected, H1B approved. No RFE. Nothing to worry about. The success of H1B seems to be already in our hand at the beginning. Thank lawyer Mu's for her help. That's the best achievement we got this year in our HR department.
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Posted by Sheena | November 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Xiao Qian Mu managed my case excellently!
Xiao Qian Mu was my lawyer who helped me get my H1B visa 2 years ago. She was thinking carefully when she took care of my case. My company is a start-up and don't have many employees, however she did a great paperwork, and we won and got approved with out RFE. I was very lucky to have her as my lawyer.
Posted by Edward | November 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Problem solver! Very personable lawyer!
We went to Sarah (Xiao Qian) Mu when our green card application got into some unexpected trouble. Given the USICS complex system and policies, we were totally lost. Sarah is very patient unlike other lawyers I met before. She gave us a very clear analysis and suggestions. In the end, we went with her approach. She got us green card 3 months earlier than expected.
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Posted by Yu | September 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Intelligent lawyer with full of experience
Sarah Mu is a very dilligent, trust-worthy lawyer. She got this keen instinct where she could identify the issue precisely, and I believe that is due to her years of work experience and practice in this area. She did an excellent job on my H1B petition and got me approved quickly, also ported my H1 to my new employer on a timely fashion. I would absolutely recommend her on any type of immigration issues if you have one.
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Posted by Wei | January 3, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Experience cannot be worse!
I used the company legal plan to make an appointment with Lawyer Mu, the experience cannot be worse! The whole appointment took less than 5 minutes, including at least 2 minutes of silence. Although I cannot see what she was looking at on her screen, I don’t believe I was paid attention to. When I asked her questions, I could feel she was very impatient and didn’t listen to my questions carefully. Although I kept emphasizing I just wanted to ask some very general immigration questions, she repeatedly said I should ask my company’s lawyer. However, this is NOT the case since later I used the legal plan to find another attorney, when I asked the same questions, I got useful information. If she doesn’t like the legal plan, just don’t accept it, it’s OK. If she accepts it, I believe the customers deserve being treated with respect and dignity!
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Response from Sarah Mu January 9, 2024
Dear Sir, as you know, I had to check your insurance eligibility and go through the insurance and take down your contact information in the beginning of the consultation. You phrased it as “silence for two minutes”. You asked me to compare one job duty description with another one. I told you for your visa application purpose, without your case file, I would not be able to compare. You said your case file was with your company attorney so I asked you to have to contact him or her unless you had your case file. You then told me that was the only question you had. I didn’t even know you were so angry because I wanted to be responsible for you as these legal advice could have profound legal implications. Unfortunately, today my position remains the same, without reviewing your case file, I can not compare your job duty descriptions for your visa applications. Good luck!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Sarah Mu
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Mu and Associates
  • 2012 - 2014


  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Green Card Retrieved
  • Client regained her green card


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018


  • Law/Technology Journal (World Jurist Association)
  • Immigration Law
  • 2013

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Family Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Xiao handles all her cases with compassion and care!"
Divorce and separation

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