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Do you need a green card or visa to reside legally in the U.S.? Kaushik Ranchod has the answers!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Owner||Ranchod Law Group||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Foreign Medical Graduate Task Force||N/A||2011 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||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|
|Confidential - Case was administered in Immigration Court||Retained Lawful Permanent Residence in US|
|See all legal cases|
|American Immigration, LLC (ILW.com)||Article: Role of Medical Hardship in Obtaining Approval of Form I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver||2014|
|American Immigration, LLC (ILW.com)||Adjustment Under INA 245(i) for Spouses and Children: Distinction Between Those “Grandfathered” and Derivatives||2014|
|American Immigration, LLC (ILW.com)||Article: Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and the Selected Reserve of the Ready||2014|
|Lulu||Book: Foreign Medical Graduate Hiring Made Easy: What Every Health Care Facility Needs to Know When Hiring FMG Doctors||2013|
|Sacramento Press||Monthly Columnist||2012|
|EzineArticles||Attending School in the US on an F1 Visa and Contacting Your Professor||2010|
|EzineArticles||Qualifications For an O-1 Visa Article||2010|
|EzineArticles||2010 H-1B Applications and the H-1B Cap Article||2010|
|EzineArticles||Immigration Lawyer's Notebook - The Startup Visa Act of 2010 Article||2010|
|Buzzle||How to Hire Foreign Nationals Employees Without Violating Immigration Laws||2008|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Southern California||Public Administration||Bachelor of Science in Public Administration||1995|
|I601 Provisional Hardship Waivers||The New Immigration Rule that Helps Undocumented Immigrants Married to U.S. Citizens||2013|
|HR Star||Hot Topics in Immigration Law||2009|
|HR Star||How to Overcome the H-1B Visa Quota and Protect Your Organization from Immigration Audits||2008|
|Employment Law and Compliance - American Strategic Management Institute||Employment Compliance and Verification: Protecting Your Organization in the New Era of Strict Enforcement||2008|
Posted by anonymous
I have consulted with Kaushik Ranchod several times in the last five years during the process of maintaining my green card and applying for naturalization. He has been unfailingly prompt, helpful, and informative in every single interaction, not to mention absolutely honest and very pleasant. I have recommended him to at least a dozen friends and colleagues and he handled their cases with the same level of professionalism and trustworthiness. A real gem of a lawyer.
Posted by Kate
I hired Kaushik to represent me when I applied for my permanent resident card. He was a steady guide, coaching me through a complicated bureaucratic process. He was very reassuring and helped me feel comfortable and relaxed, just knowing that I had his backup knowledge and support. He kept me well informed at every stage and his help hastened the achievement of my residency.
Posted by anonymous
I and my wife decided to engage the services of an immigration law firm for the family-based Green card application last January after getting overwhelmed by the intricacies of the application process - there was too many forms and and a large number of questions that we simply could not be sure of how to answer and we just did not want to take any chances attempting it ourselves as we did not know what a mistake could cost us . We did not have much prior experience with immigration law firms in the Bay area and relied on a combination of online reviews and gut feeling based on the initial few interactions with the firms. In the end we picked Kaushik Ranchod of the Ranchod group because of the quality of service we got in the initial stages:
1. When we first called and left a voice message, their office called us back promptly, listened to our case and took their time to explain how the process works and even set us up with one hour of consultation with Mr Ranchod. This seemed in total contradiction of one of the negative reviews that we had read on Yelp and in turn made us trust the positive ones more.
2. We really liked our first consultation session with Mr Ranchod. He seemed courteous, knowledgable and very positive about our case. Also the law firm itself seemed relatively small and therefore we felt we were more likely to get the attention that we needed. Now this may not be always be the case but based on personal experience, I did not always get the due attention when dealing with the immigration attorneys engaged by my employer. They have generally been from bigger immigration law firms obviously dealing with larger volume of cases.
3. Their rates seemed reasonable compared to some of the other firms we had approached.
Our experience through the entire process was very positive and interactions with everyone in his team very smooth. Mr. Ranchod took his time to listen to our case and told us clearly what to do - what documents to get ready, forms to fill out, medical check-ups to get done etc. During the initial phase of the case, we worked with Rosanna, one of the paralegals who prepared most of the forms for us based on the information we provided. We went though a few iterations in this process to correct some of the mistakes on the forms but she was very professional and always answered our emails and phone calls promptly and sent us revisions of the forms on time. Thereafter we worked with Chris who again was very helpful and guided us through the next stages of the process and kept us updated on what to do next. Then just before our final USCIS interview, Mr Ranchod himself conducted a mock interview and spent a good 30 - 45 mins going over his questions, giving feedback on our answers and checking out the documents that we had prepared. Based on our reading of the USCIS interview process, both me and my wife were a bit nervous as we had learned that sometimes even genuine cases get summoned for fraud interviews. But the mock interview calmed our nerves and gave us a real confidence boost. Our final immigration interview went very smoothly and I got my Green Card within the next month. We are very grateful to the Ranchod Law Group for all their help. I am glad I went with them and highly recommend them.
5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA, 95054