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Hasan Abdullah

Immigration Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.9   90 reviews
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Hasan

Learn Hasan’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
    100%
    Full-range of immigration and nationality law, with substantial focus on H1B, L1A/L1B petitions, PERM Labor Certifications, and employment based petitions from EB1 to EB3.

    16 years, 3,000 cases

TOP 40 UNDER 40 AWARD WINNING ATTORNEY MANAGING A TOP-NOTCH TEAM OF IMMIGRATION PROFESSIONALS. LEARN WHY WE'RE THE #1 RATED NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IMMIGRATION FIRM. FREE 20-MIN CONSULT ON SELECT CONSULTS.

Hasan Abdullah was born in Toronto, Canada, and has been living in the United States since 2000. From personal experience, he has been a student of immigration law for nearly ten years. Hasan Abdullah received his Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, and holds membership in the Illinois State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

 

In 2005, his initial professional experience in immigration law was gained as a student intern at the Alexander Law Center, which is administered by Santa Clara University. As an intern he focused on family-based immigration, VAWA petitions, political asylum, and criminal victim (U-Visa) cases, in addition to developing guidance manuals on VAWA petitions and criminal victim visas. This gratifying experience inspired him to make immigration law his livelihood.

 

Since 2008 to 2014 he was a member of a full service immigration law firm for nearly seven years, and was quickly promoted to manage and train the staff of attorneys and paralegals. Then in 2015 he founded the American Visa Law Group, where he is currently the President and Managing Attorney. Attorney Hasan Abdullah has been serving clients in a diverse range of areas in immigration and naturalization law, with substantial focus on H-1B and L-1A/L-1B petitions, and PERM Labor Certifications underlying professional/skilled worker immigrant petitions. In the area of H-1B petitions, in addition to winning difficult petitions for less than ideal candidates, he has provided innovative solutions to keep employees in status where they have been unlawfully benched and seek to port to a new employer. In the area of L-1 petitions, he has enjoyed success in uniquely challenging "new office" petitions for multinational executives/managers.

 

His dedication to immigration law goes beyond the office setting. In the local Bay Area community, for a number of years he has volunteered as the Operations Coordinator of a Legal Clinic sponsored by the Pro Bono Project of San Jose, which provides legal consultations to the local community on a biweekly basis. He continues to regularly serve the clinic as an active attorney on its roster.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2021 2016 2015 + 5 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

American Visa Law Group
2880 Zanker Rd.
Suite#203
San Jose, CA, 95134
American Visa Law Group
39159 Paseo Padre Parkway
Suite#310
Fremont, CA, 94538
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Shruti Harve | December 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolutely the very best!!!!
Words fall short of describing what a fantastic, honest, kind and knowledgeable lawyer Hasan is. He is one of those very rare people you come across these days that don't just work for money, but for you and your best interests! I could go on and on about how good their business practices are, Sunita is fantastic, I consulted Hasan in middle of a RFE process and after a bad experience with another lawyer. Hasan is to the point, very honest and after following his advise we had a successful outcome to our case. Keep up the great work Hasan and the entire team! The world needs more people like you :)
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Posted by Vivek | January 15, 2010
Best Immigration lawyer
I wanted to transfer my H1 to a small company plus I wanted a part time H1, which made my situation and case bit more complicated especially in context of economic circumstances. My lawyer listened to my situation patiently, I was satisfied that he had concern for me. Since my case was complicated so I needed a seasoned lawyer who not only was a knowledgeable and seasoned professional but at the same time someone who had concern for me. While working with my lawyer Hasan, I found that he listened to me patiently and was my well wisher, it was not only about money, it was about my life. The way my lawyer analyzed facts for me, guided me and helped me out of way was amazing. I suggest anybody who is looking for H1 lawyer to work with Hasan no matter how complicated your case is, believe me you are in best hands out there in market. He worked very professionally but at the same time he had human approach to deal with my complicated case. He was honest and gave me time, whenever I felt anxious and called him, he talked to me, I got more than perfect service and I am very thankful.
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Posted by Natalie | August 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down the best lawyer I’ve ever seen!!
I don't think I can put into words how happy and grateful I am to Hasan and his team! I had a difficult case, and I thought I would never be able to get a green card. I was desperate and scared. Hasan has been absolutely amazing during the whole process. He was honest, very attentive, knowledgeable and professional. He was always 1 call or email away, and unlike other lawyers, has never been "too busy" for me. I was really worried during the whole process and Hasan always , again always, had time to talk to me if I had questions or concerns. I have received my green card today and I have to tell you I couldn't have wished for a better lawyer! If you're looking for an honest, brilliant lawyer with a good heart, who's not there just for the money - look no more! I'd definitely recommend Hasan to anyone. Thank you Hasan, Anjali and Divya !
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Posted by David | October 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good attorney and the firm
I scheduled a consultation with Hasan and had a video conference with him. Hasan is a very thorough attorney and what I liked about his approach is that rather than providing a vague possible solution, he is open and very specific from the beginning of what could be done and leaves it as a choice to you whether to come to his firm to actually do it. He didn't pressure me, which is a very professional approach, he wasn't trying to sell. I would like to thank all his administrative staff. They are very responsive and organized.
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Posted by Felix | March 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green Card Application/ Adjustment of status
Best Green Card application support I have received Hasan Abdullah has been involved with my mom’s green card application and done in an year. His firm was very diligent with all applications and required documents. During these years we were totally supported with all questions and issues and never felt I was over charged. Hasan is a high integrity attorney and very knowledgeable. I highly, highly recommend Hasan Abdullah and his firm for all immigration needs.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Director
I worked with Hassan and found him to be very resourceful, patient, empathetic, and approachable. He was able to quickly analyze my requirements and provide immediate, practical recommendations. Highly recommended!
Posted by Ahsen Bajwa | March 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration Attorney in town
Leading Immigration Firm with honesty and dedication it core business principle. Hassan is by far the best immigration attorney you will find anywhere in the US. I had been looking for someone to apply for my E3 visa application and guide me for my green card and all other attorneys that I reached out to either had no experience in E3 visa or would ask for retainers that were not the right price for the job plus they would not even give a proper time frame. This is where Hassan at American Visa Law Group, PC came in to help me out. When I reached out to Hassan, he was very understanding and listened to all my concerns, and gave me correct directions on how we should pursue my case. He not only deals with you professionally but also on a human level and genuinely cares about each case. He works with you like a family member and what I love about his firm is that they are very affordable. All prices are listed on their website and they are no means any less professional than an expensive 80th-floor law firm. He is an amazing value to his client. He also responds within 24 hours and keeps you updated on your case. I’m referring him to all my friends and family and reaching out to him again for my next visa. I am very grateful to Hassan and his team for getting my visa application done on time and in a timely manner. If anyone would like to confirm this review please feel free to reach out to me. All the Best to Hassan & may he keep serving the community and people to the best of his abilities. Ahsen Bajwa
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Posted by Michael Raam | November 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Green Card application support I have received
Hasan Abdullah has been involved with my aunt's green card application for a little over two years. His firm was very diligent with all applications and require documents. When the documents were uploaded to the site, they were all accepted. Then we hit COVID and immigration stop by previous administration and Hasan's firm was there for two years handing issues, communicating with the immigration office and embassy and trying to get the process back on track. During these two years we were totally supported with all questions and issues and never felt I was over charged. Hasan is a high integrity attorney and very knowledgeable. I highly, highly recommend Hasan Abdullah and his firm for all immigration needs.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Helped with Nunc Pro Tunc
Hasan was really able to help my family in one of of the daring circumstances. With his advice and expertise we were able to get an H4 approval which otherwise might have gone entirely wrong. My dependents were overlooking a 10 year ban having got the original H4 application rejected and not able to travel outside US because of travel ban .Hasan was able to guide us correctly at each point and making sure we have every chance to succeed with the application
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Posted by Carl | October 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job with Family-Based Immigration
Hasan was very professional and completed all necessary forms for our application. Even though our case was a bit complicated, Hasan gave us reassurances we could get it past the finish line. There was an RFE related to some missing material from our end, but Hasan's firm requested it from us and then drafted a response letter that handled it very expertly at no extra charge. Hasan provided timely answers to all our questions throughout the process, and gave advice related to what material should be prepared and brought to the interview. In the end, our case was approved without a hitch. Overall, very satisfied with Hasan's firm and would recommend to everyone.
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Posted by Ravi | August 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply a amazing and professional attorney who does his job very well.
I and my firm have been a client of Hasan for the last 12+ years. Not only am I impressed with Hasan's professionalism but also his absolute attention to detail and the internal process his firm follows on every case to get the right outcome. Very well mannered and soft spoken, Hasan is a classy person. He listens well, asks the right questions and then crafts a very detailed answer/solution. He has treated his team very well and they are all very good. Hasan has handled multiple cases for me and every time I am impressed with his response and creativity. Give Hasan a try, you won't regret it. Thank me later.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable and very helpful
Hasan handled my greencard application, he has been helpful during the entire process, assisted me to prepare documents, RFE, and interviews during the long and stressful process. He has been very responsive, I have raised numerous questions during the last 2-3 years and he has always been able to get back to me within 24 hours.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very good lawyer with clear answer
Lawyer Abdullah is very good lawyer. He is answer is clear. He also gave explanation and very patient.
Posted by Ramin | June 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expert and knowledgeable
I have worked with them and they are very helpful. I highly recommend them because 1) Attorney Hasan Abdullah and his team are very knowledgable and expert; 2) their services are cost effective compared to others; 3) all the staff are nice and well behaved. My friends and I have had many consultations with them for employment based green card (EB1, NIW, EB3, etc.). Let me give you one example: for an EB1 case, we consulted with him to see how to respond to the RFE. It was really hard to address all the requirements. Using Hasan's advice, we prepared the response to RFE. Then, he reviewed the response and gave us comments. We addressed all comments and submitted the response to the RFE. Case was approved! For the same case, we paid a lot of money to other attorneys. They not only did not give us good advice but also kept saying it was almost impossible to get approved or, they would charge us a lot more to prepare the response. I suggest that you try them once. I couldn't stop using their services.
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Posted by Carlos Barraza | August 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Hi is the best immigration lawyer in California. He managed my U Visa case 5 years ago, and when it was time for m AOS, he make the process very easy, and he make sure that everything was accurate and on time. The whole staff are very friendly and helpful, I was always in contact through email getting an answer in a couple of hours even after office hours that it was surprising for me because I wasn't expecting an answer after office hours. I would recommend him to everyone, he is very honest and ethical. Thank you Hasan and America Visa Law for all your support to ease the process.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Immigration lawyer
I've dealt with Hasan and his team few times and they always impressed and satisfied me. They are efficient, professional and very affordable. I'll give them 5 stars for all the services they have provided me.
Posted by Shihab Hassan | January 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As best as you can get
I know Hasan for a quiet a while, I even say I know him in his early time of practices. He had to split from his previous law firm, I requested my case to be transferred with him, so you know how good he is. Hasan will not take your case right away, which is one his qualities. He is not into money perhaps he is more into success and services. He is very patient, listening, polite and very direct for your benefit. He always treats me like a brother, but when it comes to law, he is the boss and there is no negotiations. He is always focus on helping you, he will reach out to you responsibly day or night. I can comfortably say that I can move on with my life if Hasan taking care of my case. Hasan has large network, very knowledgeable and knows how to get information to serve you better. Those are extremely important qualities to have in your representative. I didn't have to spend much time worrying about my immigration matters. I was able to reach him by phone or email and even text anytime. If you find yourself in need of an attorney to help guide you through a immigration situation, do not hesitate to call Hasan.
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Posted by Vijitha | November 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
He will win for you
There are not enough words to describe how grateful my family and I are for having Hasan Abdullah represent us with my brothers's Visa case. From day one we knew we were in good hands with Hasan and his team. He is a strong personality and to the point. He fought hard for us and we are beyond thankful. Having him as our attorney was the best decision. My bother's family now are very happy green card holders.
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Posted by Rohit | December 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
H4 and EAD
We contacted Hasan to get my wife's H4 and EAD approval. Once we gave his team our details, it took a short span of 2.5 months to get our approvals! Throughout the procedure Hasan was always available on phone or email to answer any of our concerns. I would reach out to him for any future immigration needs.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Attorney
I have approached Mr.Hasan for the COS . I filed my case and everything went very systematically ,even the assistant are very active and keep updating the status. I am so thankful for the 'American visa law ' and helped to achieve my status appropriately. Thank you
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President & Managing Attorney
  • American Visa Law Group
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Attorney and Partner
  • Shah Peerally Law Group, PC
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Office of Tripti Sharma
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern, Immigration Dept. - KGACLC
  • Santa Clara University School Of Law
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Operations Coordinator
  • MCA Legal Clinic
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Legal Intern, Immigration Dept. - KGACLC
  • Santa Clara University School Of Law
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • San Jose State University
  • BS
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • EB1C: Multinational Manager/Executive Petition
  • Approval
  • VAWA Petition and Adjustment of Status
  • approval
  • Defensive Asylum
  • approval
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (Santa Clara Valley chapter)
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • MCA Legal Clinic
  • Pro-bono attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • MCA Legal Clinic
  • Operations Coordinator
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney - Selection
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorney Nomination
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Immigration Law Attorney Nomination
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 - Nomination
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Nomination
  • The National Advocates
  • 2019
  • 10 Best - Nomination
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 - Nomination
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 - Nomination
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Nomination
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best - Nomination
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Immigration Lawyers in California
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • MCA Legal Clinic
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Volunteer Appreciation Recognition (5 years of Service)
  • MCA Legal Clinic - Santa Clara
  • 2012
  • Lawyers in the Library 2012 Volunteer Merit Award
  • ProBono Project - San Jose
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Graduate with Honors
  • San Jose State University
  • 2004
  • Honors Member
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Law Panel
  • Immigration Law - E2 Visas
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (24)
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Immigration Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer who is not only experienced and knowledgeable about immigration law but also an honest and compassionate person."
Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hasan Abdullah knows immigration law like the back of his hand. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Hasan for more than 2 years. We have a common client. Hasan is a dedicated and passionate immigration attorney who is there for his clients when they need."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Highly recommended."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Hasan Abdullah for over five years. He has dedicated his legal career to helping clients with their immigration needs. His experience with immigration law makes him a top choice when I need an immigration referral."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Hasan as a fellow member of The American Immigration Lawyers Association. During my interactions with Hasan, I have noted that he is very dedicated to his clients and works diligently on their cases. I would not hesitate to endorse his work."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hasan Abdullah has impressive knowledge of immigration law. I endorse this lawyer's work, and recommend that anyone looking for an immigration attorney in Newark, CA to seek his counsel."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hasan is highly skilled in business immigration, family-based immigration and asylum law. His ability to communicate with clients, work diligently, write concisely and achieve results is striking. He manages a legal team dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for clients in a speedy manner. I would recommend him to other lawyers and to clients, and I fully endorse this lawyer's work."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Abdullah has a controlling knowledge of the subject matter. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After seeing first-hand Mr. Abdullah's knowledge of immigration law and the compassionate way he responds to potential clients' concerns, as a fellow immigration law practitioner I would recommend his counsel."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Hasan on an immigration matter. He was completely prepared. I have also, recently, seen his response to an emergency situation where he turned out a critical multiple page brief within hours ( a half day) of when the matter came up. He knows what he is doing and what the law is. You bet I endorse his work."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Abdullah is an honest, dedicated and knowledgeable lawyer. His clients are fortunate to have him. I endorse him without hesitation."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hasan is a very competent and diligent lawyer. I especially value his assistance on my H-1B cases. He clarified my confusions and the advice given given by Hasan was always coupled with thorough research and detailed explanation as to all the issues. I would definitely recommend this lawyer to anybody with legal problem, and immigration one in particular."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Hasan is an excellent lawyer. He is dedicated, hardworking and resourceful. Hasan is simply a great lawyer."
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San Jose Immigration Lawyer Hasan Abdullah
Hasan Abdullah
Immigration Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available