Redefining US Immigration.

About Us

We are a team of committed professionals.

With over 10,000 corporate employers, investors, entrepreneurs and individuals advised on immigration matters, our immigration attorneys are deeply experienced, with extensive and varied backgrounds in business immigration law. In addition, our paralegals are a crucial supportive resource, each contributing a wide range of professional experience, often grounded in an MBA, that contributes to our successful outcomes for business and professional clients. We are truly passionate about immigration, we are deeply committed to global mobility, and above all, we believe in providing exceptional service to our clients.

WBENC Certified

Founding attorney Anu Gupta has filed thousands of visa and green card petitions in the past 25 years, advising more than 10,000 individuals, entrepreneurs and corporate employers on immigration matters. A winner of several awards and recognitions, a life-long MENSA member and the author of more than a 100 published legal articles, Anu firmly believes that an attorney should be known only for her dedication and by her ability to win – especially when the facts are complicated.

A first-generation American, Anu has lived the same journey that you are on, and she firmly believes in helping you achieve your immigration aims. Anu believes in providing great in-person service, so you may be surprised upon calling our office to be connected directly to her for a few minutes of advice before the call is routed. Due to this level of commitment to her clients, Anu has a sterling reputation and one of the highest visa approval rates in the industry.

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Our unparalleled immigration experience.

Anu Gupta founded Immigration Desk in 1999 after moving to Silicon Valley from New York, focusing her efforts solely on immigration services. Her practice grew with her immensely popular immigration advice column in the India Post, one of the highest circulation Indian newspapers in the United States. She wrote the legal column as a free community service for people with immigration questions. When time permitted, she also wrote similar guest columns for several other publications. She then collaborated with (ThinkIndia), one of India’s largest search engine/portal, to design its immigration channel. Her popular immigration Q&A section on Rediff’s immigration channel received well over 100,000 hits each week.

Present in Silicon Valley during the tech boom, Anu helped many companies plan their immigrant workforce and grow their businesses. Anu knew that the ability to attract and retain foreign workers can affect a technology employer’s profit margins, and she understood the time constraints and financial costs. She also understood the pressures employers faced when work visa quotas ran out and employees were needed urgently.

To help her clients, Anu honed her skill in creating workable immigration solutions quickly and cost-effectively, and she helped employers develop long-term plans to hire and retain workers. Understanding that when visa numbers are limited and winning approval on every single visa counts, Anu vigorously defended every petition – winning approval on over 98% of the petitions filed in the past 2 decades.

Based on her problem-solving skills, her ability to offer creative solutions and her inability to accept “no” when it was her case, Anu quickly built a reputation of being a highly regarded immigration adviser to business owners in high-growth industries. Besides the hi-tech industry, she has worked with notable technology gurus and innovators, Palo Alto/Sand Hill venture capitalists, think-tank groups, college professors, entrepreneurs and foreign investors. She filed visas for extraordinary scientists and Olympic athletes.

When the Department of Labor started auditing corporations and ICE crackdowns became common during the economic meltdown, Anu skillfully handled immigration audits and fraud investigations for her corporate clients. She positioned Immigration Desk to help businesses establish best practices and set up in-house procedures for self-auditing and compliance with immigration regulations, LCA audits and mandatory document maintenance.

Over the years, Anu expanded her practice to partnerships with offices in Moscow, Toronto, Manila and New Delhi. These foreign offices were designed to promote immigration from these countries, to grow U.S. investments and to aid visa applicants applying for visas from these posts.

Anu truly believes that your success is Immigration Desk's success. To this day, Immigration Desk still handles immigration matters for many of the companies they've helped guide over the past decades.

Learn more about Anu and the rest of the Immigration Desk team here.

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Our Mission

We aim to be the strategic partner for your continued business growth by providing high-quality immigration services through uncompromising commitment and superior ethical standards. To succeed at our mission, we take each case personally. We use all of our resources, collective experiences, creative minds, and the client-specific facts in each case to strategize and navigate the immigration system. We are, in other words, facilitators of your ultimate business, professional and/or personal goals through successful immigration. We measure our success by how well we exceed your expectations, each and every time.

Our Vision

We are building the dynamic professional communities for tomorrow, today. We envision a global community coming together locally to achieve great things.

Our vision is to help you create your true global village, where you can hire internationally and work locally to create a cohesive global business; and where our individual clients can cross borders seamless and efficiently, to own businesses and assets, to work, live, and grow where you choose to be. One visa at a time.

Since the Industrial Revolution, first transportation, then communication, and now technologies have rapidly shrunk our world. Boundary line on a map no longer limit business, business moves where human capital, resources and markets are. We are poised toward a truly revolutionary way of living our lives, of working and sustaining ourselves. The laws of our land are still playing catch up to this reality. As your strategic business partner, it is our job to facilitate you to own successful businesses, to work and live where we choose to be.

A necessity to achieving this vision is when businesses can move their employees and work cross borders when needed, at anticipated costs and within expected timelines. And when individuals don’t have to think about visas and permits, but know they can accept their dream jobs no matter where they might take them. We aim to be this strategic alliance for you - One visa at a time.

Our aim is to be your strategic resource in key nations worldwide, so we can present you with a trustworthy partner that can help you move your workforce seamlessly, and for our individual clients to migrate into different parts of the world as you grow your own global presence.

We have strategically chosen to partner with immigration and corporate attorneys and with tax accountants in key growth areas of the world where professional business is moving: in the HiTech city in India; in Toronto, Canada; and aim to have offices to support your needs in London, UK; in Shanghai, China; in Adelaide Australia and in Venezuela and South Africa within the next few years.

Let our decades of experience, our sterling reputation and our dedication to you make the process seamless, the timeline controlled, at anticipated costs. Let us make immigration smooth, even when it is not.

Our Promise

We will approach your immigration needs with the respect and seriousness they deserves, leveraging our decades of success to provide a clear path forward.

We Care

We believe in being a part of the community and in giving back to our community. We routinely work with area organizations to provide pro bono support to immigrants in need, in addition to helping neighbors. Some of the work we do as a team:

  • Help provide pro bono advice and service to women’s shelters when there is need of immigration attorneys
  • Provide free legal advice and guidance to parents traveling from overseas to obtain medical treatment for their ill children.
  • Hire special-needs teens from the local high school and our community to help build their self-esteem and teach them usable job skills.
  • Volunteer and donate to several local Autism organizations and events.
  • Drive to drop off food for families during COVID when Newton’s local food bank needed volunteers.
  • Help Goodwill and Red Cross with collecting donations for children, especially around the holiday season.
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We grow the professional workforce in the United States, one immigrant at a time.


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