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Kaushik Shakti Ranchod

Immigration Attorney at Sacramento, CA

4.9   110 reviews

also known as Kaushik, Ranchod


Licensed for 24 years

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  1. Immigration
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    The Ranchod Law Group in Sacramento is committed to helping you obtain a work visa or green card legally. Contact our office for your free immigration special report on J1 Waivers, Hardship Waivers, Green Cards, DACA and U Visas.

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Immigration is not just a profession, it is part of my daily personal life, as I grew up as an immigrant and went through the immigration process.

 

At the age of one my family immigrated to the U.S. from Cape Town, South Africa. My family's immigration history begins with my great grandparents. They were extremely courageous as most immigrants are, as they traveled by boat from India to South Africa to make a better life for themselves. They worked hard to survive, as they did not know anyone in South Africa, did not have a job waiting for them, but they did have their work ethic and integrity. My grandparents managed to make a living by mending shoes. Eventually my grandfather turned that cobbler profession into a successful business by creating a shoe factory. Despite my grandfather's success in South Africa in creating a successful business, my grandfather wanted to escape the oppression of apartheid and make a better life for himself and his family. Therefore, he immigrated to the U.S. Then my father brought our family to the U.S. and attended Chiropractic school.

 

My wife was born and raised in Bombay (Mumbai), India and we met in the U.S. while she was teaching special needs children in Santa Clara, California. I travel to India often and stay with my wife's family in Bombay, which is one of the highlights of my year because I get the best Indian food and get to spend time with family! I understand on a very personal level why people are willing to leave their family, friends, and all that they know to start a new life in the U.S.

 

Thus it was only a natural evolution and personal calling for me to practice immigration law.  

 

I consider it an honor and privilege to help make your life better. This is not a profession for me, this is my life; and thank you for the possibility of entrusting me with your future.

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Licensed for 24 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 09/12/2022

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Ranchod Law Group
The Ranchod Law Group, P.C.
4719 Quail Lakes Drive
# G-2015
Stockton, CA, 95207
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4.9 / 5.0
  110 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Kaushik received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Sherrie | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Life Changing Experience
I am a native San Franciscan. I met my husband in Berkeley, CA some years ago. My husband was born in Mexico, and had come to the U. S. when he was a young boy. He entered the country illegally he was unaware of this detail. As the years passed he was gainfully employed, and paid his taxes. He always wanted to become a permanent resident but was afraid. His status as an illegal Alien prohibited him from traveling, driving, attending Dr. appointments, and a host of other events, and just daily activities. We made a decision to come out of the shadows and seek legal counsel in hopes that our lives would change for the better. I was in search of an attorney to assist us with this delicate matter- immigration. I researched law firms and I attended a few legal consultations. I made an appointment at Ranchod Law Group. The reason my family and I decided to put our trust in Ranchod Law Group was simple, Mr. Ranchod, his team of attorneys, and the paralegals were courteous, knowledgeable, great listeners and professional. From the first meeting my husband and I were relaxed even when speaking with him about personal matters regarding my husband’s illegal entry as a child into the U.S. The team of attorneys and paralegals made us feel comfortable and they worked diligently to assure that all of our documents were prepared correctly in order to be approved. The journey of becoming a permanent resident is challenging and very daunting. It’s stressful, time consuming and confusing. I couldn’t have completed this complicated process without Ranchod Law Group. If you have a loved one that needs to come out of the shadows and seek legal counsel regarding immigration; Ranchod Law Group will help you every step of the way, and they do it confidently, professionally, and with respect. I will forever be indebted to the staff at Ranchod Law Group, they provided my husband and I with a gift that is priceless. Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. Rodriguez
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Response from Kaushik Ranchod April 14, 2016
Sherrie, thanks for your kind words. It has been a privilege and honor to represent you. Working with clients like you is the reason that myself and team practice immigration law. I am happy that we were able to provide you with five star service and obtain your husband's green card via the I601a waiver. Best wishes, Kaushik
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2017
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J-1 Exceptional Hardship Waiver
I'm thankful for Melissa Oklan and Kaushik Ranchod for their outstanding service in my J-1 exceptional hardship waiver. Their professional approach is superb and they helped me through every step in this long process. They have built a strong case, filed it in a timely manner, and followed up with me regularly. Actually, Melissa Oklan went further step and had direct communications with my employer regarding my J-1 waiver, which was very helpful to keep my job. I strongly recommend Melissa Oklan and Kaushik Ranchod for J-1 waiver giving their extensive experience
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Response from Kaushik Ranchod July 5, 2017
Thank you for your kind words. We really enjoyed working with you. It was a team effort because you provided with the information we needed. This helped us to prepare a thorough legal brief. We are happy that we were also able to assist you with your employer. We wish you all the best!
Posted by Karina | November 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I Got Approved (Green Card) 2022
Kaushik Ranchod-Lawyer Brian Guzman & Jared ventura-Parelegal Xenia Martinez-Preparacion Stephan Vazquez-Servicio de Communicacion Iam so Thankful and blessed to have found good Team work the Ranchod LAW Group have been so Helpful Thru all my Immigration Process :) They are extremely helpful and professional they are highly knowledgeable in what they are doing..Thank you I can finally visit all my family in mexico and get good vacation. Thanks to you guys I finished college and I have a career that I extremely passionate about .you guys open New opportunities to me and my Family thank you ..I'm OFFICIALLY A PERMANENT Residency of the United States of America :)
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Posted by Monserrat Dorantes mariche | November 24, 2022
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Thankful!!
Thanks to the hard effort of this lawyer we are finally comfortable to go out and start our future! A new beginnings, a breath of air. He was very helpful and comforting!! They made us feel seen and answered all of our questions and concerns!
Posted by Tomasi | October 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very greatful
First Ranchod helped me to get my Green Card, that a A-plus. It only took me less than 1 month to get my SSN, and work permit, less than months to get my Green Card. Now they helped me to get my full CITIZENSHIP which I am so grateful for. The employees were so friendly and helpful, the gal who helped me Xenia was amazing in her knowledge and counsel Kaushik. I will recommend Ranchod Law Group to anyone who is trying to get a legal status in the USA to contact Ranchod Law Group.
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Posted by Stephanie | June 14, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Amazing attorney
I would like to show my gratitude to attorney Kaushik Ranchod, as he was able to provide me with a lot of information in the consultation I recently had with him. Since we started he asked a lot of questions to know what my case was about, he was very patient and I felt it was very easy to talk to him. After learning more about my case he was able to provide me with the different options that I had no idea they exist and now I have a better view of my status here in the United States. He also went over the ban that I could receive if I leave the country. The moment I listened to him I could feel that the attorney was someone I could trust and that was the same trust I felt when I called to schedule the appointment. I would highly recommend Ranchod Law to those people who have many doubts about how to fix their legal status because he can provide them with the best options.
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Posted by Alejandra Zeron | May 10, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Team
I highly recommend Attorney Kaushik Ranchod. He is very experienced and knowledgeable in immigration matters. His staff is professional and responsive. I truly could not be happier with the advice and service I have received from the office.    Attorney Ranchod explained in detail the marriage green card process. He worked with me to understand how to prepare for every step in the process, answering all my questions. He also went through different scenarios with me concerning the timing for filing. He is easy to talk to, he was very patient and listened to my concerns. Immigration is a very stressful process and I feel completely confident and reassured with Ranchod Law.     He also consulted with us regarding my mother filing for my brother. I am very grateful for the attorney to guide us to making the steps we need to take to stay together as a family.    I will definitely recommend Ranchod Law for anyone in need of professional help for complicated immigration matters and for going through different scenarios to decide which is the best option. 
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Posted by Gerardo | May 5, 2022
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Amazing team
I had a consultation with the ranchod law group about my immigration case. The attorney was very helpful and I am grateful that he is helping me with my case. Before calling them I went through all his YOU TUBE videos which were super helpful. In my consult he was very friendly and made me feel really comfortable talking to him. I appreciate that he was honest about the processing times and backlogs. My paralegal Paola was professional and quick to respond. I kept emailing Paola my concerns and she helped me through everything! She answered all my questions about the questionnaires and documents and even went out of her way to send an inquiry to USCIS to help with my concerns. She really took care of me to ease my concerns. I have an interview coming up and it is thanks to Kaushik, Paola, and the Ranchodlaw group! I have faith that everything will go well! You can tell they really care! They are professional and I 100% recommend them!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
U visa
Estoy muy agradecida con The Ranchod Law grupo durante todo el proceso que me ustubieron ayudando en todo. Muchas gracias por el excelente servicio. Me ayudaron con las formas y todas mis preguntas y estoy feliz que ya tengo mi permiso de trabajo. Estoy agradecida con Kaushik Ranchod y el grupo
Posted by Maria | January 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Uvisa
Estoy muy contenta con el trato que me andado en Ranchod Law Group y más orita que Resivi mi permiso de trabajo gracias a carina camacho por todo me ayudó paso a paso gracias
Posted by Daniel Flores Pedroza | December 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excelente Trabajo
Estoy muy satisfecho con el trabajo. Recomiendo a todos la personas el personal fue muy amable.
Posted by Jean paul | November 26, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Grateful
I'm grateful for all the forts to solve mi migratory situation, sadly nothing could be sorted. Thank you for all your help Kaushik.
Posted by Daniel | November 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Honest help!
First off, I hate writing reviews. Haha , but I'm doing one today. To let everyone know how much I really do appreciate the help that was given to me and my family. I am really thankful for Paola, and Mr. Kaushik that helped me with my grandparents immigration case. They helped me through some really stressful times and anything of this sensitive matter makes you nervous! The last thing you want is for your parents to be mad at you! Haha. So I am just thankful that I went to them!! Paola responded to my emails and even contacted the embassy to follow up on my case. She did everything in her hands. My family and I are truly greateful! I appreciate the Honesty behind their practice.
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Posted by Deep | November 5, 2021
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Best Attorney
Very professional and attention to detail. They stood by me all the time even in testing times of uncertainty of Covid and made sure my application was well prepared and I was ready or interview. Mr. Jose was in constant touch with me .Whenever I had any questions he was there to answer. The attorney is best in his trade, he knows how to well prepare and present these immigration cases
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Posted by Kelly | July 15, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Kelly Hodgkin, MSBA, retired CPA
Kaushik provided excellent advice and was very thorough in going-over the options available for those wishing to immigrate to the US through the legal channels. I was impressed that Kaushik didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear but was extremely professional in presenting the law in layman's terms. I was quite impressed with Kaushik's expertise and personable style regarding client relations.
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Response from Kaushik Ranchod August 3, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. It is an honor to serve. My goal is to try to provide our clients with honest answers as one of our firm's core values is Honesty and Inegrity. I wish you all the best!
Posted by Gabriel Evaristo | July 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great service!
I worked with this firm to process my change of status, from J1 to H1B status. My boss has worked with them before, which it's why she recommended them from the get-go. I must say I felt intimidated at the beginning. It's just a lot of information and requirements and there are a lot of people you need to talk/email/deal with. I was assigned to work with Armando, who handled my case and answered my questions very nicely. I felt that him and everyone else I worked with were all very knowledgeable and followed up with me all the way to the end until I got my visa approved. If there's anything I could improve from their service would be how approachable they are. Sometimes, it gets a bit too overwhelming and you just want to get on the phone and quickly ask about a couple things and it's next to impossible to do so. Emails work better with them, and it's just something you have to get used to. I would and def. will hire them again! Thanks for the help.
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Response from Kaushik Ranchod August 3, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. It was an honor to work on your case and help you navigate the complexities of of the immigration issues. We are here to help you any time you need us in the future.
Posted by Deangelo | May 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Very honest and willing to help with whatever service you need. Provided whatever information i needed to make sure i was well informed on the steps i needed to take to complete the service.
Response from Kaushik Ranchod June 26, 2020
Thank you for the kind words, its an honor to serve.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
J-1 Exceptional Hardship Waiver
I obtained my greencard thanks to them, and I am on my way to get my citizenship shortly. My family made an excellent choice by hiring this attorney! His team is incredible. My family and I are extremely grateful for their prompt services, and continuous support. Mrs. Melissa Oklan was the first to impress me with her determination to succeed with my case. Even though I had a criminal background, she was able to find the most appropriate channels to help with my situation. I got my green card thanks to her hard work! Five years later I applied for my citizenship, and I was pleased to meet their attorney Mr. Andres Guerra and Mr. Brian Guzman, who guided me through the entire process with a lot of patience and enthusiasm! I felt so relieved to know that I can count on Brian to complete my application. He gave me the confidence and the peace of mind I needed, by explaining each step very carefully. He left no questions unanswered, and made the whole process very simple for me. Mr. Ranchod and his team are reliable and knowledgeable, so I recommend them to anyone who needs help with immigration matters. I can't thank them enough for all their hard work!
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Posted by Alma Calderon | May 21, 2020
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Citizenship
Kaushik and Brian are a dynamic duo. They helped me with my citizenship. Brian is so charismatic and patient, I definitely recommend this office.
Posted by Rene Lapo | May 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
AOS via TPS
Kaushik and Brian helped me obtain my Green Card after so much time struggling with the insecurity of being undocumented. I thank them, specially Brian for their amazing service.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ranchod Law Group
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Confidential - Case was administered in Immigration Court
  • Retained Lawful Permanent Residence in US

Associations

  • Foreign Medical Graduate Task Force
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Law Foundation
  • Delegation member for San Francisco
  • 2008 - 2009
  • South Asian Bar Association.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2003
  • South Asian division
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Valedictorian of Major
  • University of Southern California
  • 1995
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Southern California
  • 1995
  • Phi Betta Kappa
  • Phi Betta Kappa
  • 1995
  • Mortar Board Honor Society
  • Mortar Board Honor Society
  • 1995
  • USC Trojan Hall of Fame - Wall of Scholars
  • University of Southern California
  • 1995
  • Emery E. Olsen Outstanding Community Service and Leadership
  • USC Public Administration
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • I601 Provisional Hardship Waivers
  • The New Immigration Rule that Helps Undocumented Immigrants Married to U.S. Citizens
  • 2013
  • HR Star
  • How to Overcome the H-1B Visa Quota and Protect Your Organization from Immigration Audits
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (17)
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Immigration Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kaushik is a tremendously competent attorney, who has put together a great office of talented, efficient, and empathetic professionals. His familiarity with the ins and outs of immigration runs very deep (both family based and employment based) and he has a sharp mind for nuances in communicating with immigration officials. I highly recommend the referral of immigration matters to Mr. Ranchod."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kaushik is a very knowledgeable, driven attorney that I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the past year. He is full of creative ideas and solutions - 'no' and 'can't' don't seem to be in his vocabulary - instead, it's 'when' and 'how'. Clients in need of immigration law assistance (or attorneys in other practice areas in need of a contact in immigration law) would be well advised to get to engage with Kaushik."
Immigration Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the best."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ranchod is a knowledgeable, kind and dedicated attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Other
"Kaushik has one of the most outstanding qualities an attorney can possess: empathy. Kaushik truly empathizes with his clients in order to property address their needs in any given situation. Having worked for Kaushik, and currently with him on several matters, I can also attest that he runs a well oiled ship with intelligent and helpful staff. I highly endorse this attorney and advise you reach out to him."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"As the published author of “Foreign Medical Graduate: Hiring Made Easy”, Kaushik has extensive knowledge and experience in the practice of immigration law. He has provided an excellent model of how to practice law at the highest ethical standard. He treats every client with respect and strives to help them reach the best outcome for their case."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Kaushik is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to explain the process to his clients and keep them informed. I learned a lot while interning with Kaushik and I still refer him clients to this day."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kaushik has wide-reaching experience in immigration and affiliated matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kaushik is a lawyer that really cares about his clients and the quality of work performed on their behalf. He is friendly and approachable, knowledgeable in his field, and a true professional. I highly endorse his work and would recommend his services."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Kaushik Ranchod. Kaushik has served as Of Counsel to my law firm for nearly 10 years, and I have had the pleasure of working with him on many legal issues and immigration cases. Kaushik is an outstanding lawyer who cares about his clients and fights hard for them. He is creative and finds solutions for clients' challenging real life problems. Most of all, Kaushik is a man of utmost integrity."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kaushik has been one of my go to immigration lawyers in the Bay Area for several years. He knows the inns and outs of immigration, which is a very specialized practice. Kaushik's an excellent listener and has a great rapport with clients. I highly endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I am a family law attorney in San Francisco. I frequently have clients who have immigration issues associated with their divorces. Mr. Ranchod is an excellent immigration attorney. I have consulted with him on several occasions regarding our client's immigration issues. He has the ability to quickly assess our client's issues and provide our clients with information helpful to resolving these issues. He is knowledgeable, personably and clear communicator."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kaushik since 2005, and I highly recommend anyone who wants to immigrate to the United States to retain his services. There are very few attorneys who has Kaushik's rare combination of knowledge, professionalism, sincerity, and true concern for their clients' welfare. He has helped me immensely by answering tough immigration questions for several of my clients, and at the same time, he is very easy going and always cheerful so that every interaction with him is a pleasure."
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Sacramento Immigration Lawyer Kaushik Shakti Ranchod
Kaushik Shakti Ranchod
Immigration Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 24 years
Virtual consultation available