Anu Gupta

Managing Attorney

Founder, Managing Attorney at Immigration Desk, Inc.,  1999 – 2021

Attorney Gupta started Immigration Desk in California in 1999 to help Silicon Valley businesses hire professional foreign workers to battle the Y2K bug. Since then, she has held many roles as we have grown our practice. She guides and supervises associate attorneys and paralegals in the US, even while she envisions, sets systems in place and implements our global vision.

From 1996 to 1999 Anu worked at a mid-Manhattan law firm handling international contracts and business litigation.

On a day to day basis, she handles the more complex immigration cases and also advises corporations on establishing in-house immigration policies and procedures and helps clients plan their hiring and retention of foreign workers.  She specializes in handling all levels of investment, employment and family-based petitions. Her motto is simple – every petition is approvable, as long as you spend sufficient time on it.

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About Anu Gupta

  • DePaul University, College of Law: Juris Doctor
  • DePaul University: BA in English
  • University of Delhi: BA (Honors) in English Literature
  • Ongoing Education: Harvard University Extension School
  • Licensed in New York and Illinois, US
  • Licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Canada
  • Silicon India Magazine: Top 10 Indian Attorneys in the US
  • Who’s Who Albert Neilson’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • City of Newton: Inductee in Newton’s Hall of Fame
  • Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration (Worldwide) – 2015, Top 500 attorneys in immigration worldwide.
  • Top Attorney – Immigration Award with Avvo Rating of “Superb” – 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • AI: Best in Sector Performance for Immigration (US)-2015
  • Corporate Livewire’s Global Award: Immigration-2015
  • Acquisition International GMIL Award: Best for Entrepreneur Focused Relocation – USA, 2015
  • Global Mobility, Immigration and Logistics Awards: Best for Nationality Law – New York, 2015
  • 2014 Entrepreneur Focused Relocation Firm of the Year (US)
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award – 2013 & 2014
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America – from 2008 through 2015
  • Indian Business Community Leader Recognition
  • Dean’s Award for Scholastic Excellence & Summa Cum Laude, DePaul University (Undergraduate)
  • Silver Medalist: Delhi University
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
  • Mensa
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Officer/Liaison to USCIS Committee (Past)
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association (New England Chapter Member)
  • Several industry associations, such as TiE (New England), Nasscom and the National Association of Professional Women

Articles in these publications:

  • Lawyer Monthly
  • Corporate Immigration Virtual Immigration Round Table
  • India Post
  • Ajit Weekly
  • Divya Bhaskar
  • Silicon India
  • Siliconeer
  • Mantram
  • India Currents
  • India West
  • Various websites

Non-exhaustive list of legal articles and publications:

  • New Rules on Travelling Abroad When H1B Transfer Position is Pending
  • Effect of Corporate Mergers/Restructuring on H1B Employees
  • How Can a Canadian LPR Visit the US?
  • Starting a Company on a H1
  • Internet Taxation
  • Change in the Employer-Corporation While Green Card is Pending
  • Effect of Criminal Conviction on a Pending Green Card
  • How to File for a Green Card for Canada
  • Can Canadians Get Tourist Visas?
  • How to choose between H1 and L1
  • Found Pirated Software in the Office
  • How Can a Small Company Hire H1 Employees?
  • Filing an H1 for a Tech Consultant Without a Client
  • Legalities of Sending Consultants to Work in the US on a Business Visa
  • What to do When There is a Change in H1 Holder’s Job Description
  • Should I File an H1 or J1 for Medical Residency?
  • Can a Green Card Holder Stay Out for 2 Years?
  • Why Does a Laid-Off H1B Holder Have to Leave the US or File Another H1 Before Being Laid-Off?
  • Affidavit of Support: Who Needs to Fill It?
  • Non Payment of Wages to H1B
  • Life Act vs. Amnesty Provision
  • Travel While H1 Transfer is Pending?
  • Filing for a Fiancée from India
  • When the Labor Condition Application is Filed After the H1 Petition
  • Permanent Residency for Priests
  • Categories of Employment Based Green Card
  • Engaged to an Indian? How to File for Her
  • What is the TTS Drop Box at the Consulate?
  • Department of Labor: H1B Dependent Employers
  • Change of Status From a Tourist Visa to Green Card
  • Changing Employers when Green Card is Pending
  • What is an L1 Visa?
  • Options When H4 Not Extended Before Expiry
  • Employer’s Responsibilities Under the Labor Condition Application
  • Getting a Visa Issued at a US Consulate in Canada
  • How to Stay Beyond 6 Years on a H1
  • When Filing an H1, Is There Need to List all the Work Locations on an LCA?
  • How to Transfer Pending Green Card to New Employer
  • Tourist Visas
  • Processing Time for a Fiancée Visa
  • Filing for a H1-What happens When Prevailing Wage is Higher Than Actual Salary
  • How to Get a B1 at a Consulate
  • Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing?
  • Adjustment of Status Under 245(i)
  • Who Does the LIFE Act Apply to?

We truly believe in making immigration easy.

Our breadth of legal experience and ability to bring creative solutions to the table when our clients are in tough situations and our willingness to take on a challenge are the reasons why Immigration Desk has a sterling reputation and one of the highest visa approval rates consistently over the past 2 decades.

Immigration Desk currently works with corporations of all sizes in the high-tech and other professional services industries; with hospitals, universities and restaurants; and with high-net-worth individuals, investors and entrepreneurs. We also work with individuals sponsoring families or filing for waivers.

Anu has built a truly diversified practice to benefit her clients. Her staff speaks several languages and is ready to help you navigate the immigration process with ease.


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