About Jeff Khurgel
Jeff Khurgel, the managing partner and founder of Khurgel Immigration Law Firm in Irvine, Calif., dedicates his practice solely to immigration law. With more than a decade in the field, Attorney Khurgel assists both immigrants and companies in the areas of investment-based, employment, family immigration. This includes representing clients, such as EB-5 investors, before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), various U.S. Immigration Courts, and the State Department at American Embassies around the world. He has additionally appeared before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit), and the Administrative Appeals Office.
Prior to founding Khurgel Immigration Law Firm, Attorney Khurgel led the Family Reunification Department and was a partner at Reeves & Associates, an immigration law firm in Pasadena, Calif. His legal background also consists of government service, having worked as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department at Azerbaijan’s U.S. Embassy and in Washington, D.C., along with working with USCIS at the embassy in Moscow. Attorney Khurgel was honored with the Department of State’s Meritorious Honor Award twice for his contributions as a Foreign Service Embassy Officer.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach, Attorney Khurgel attended the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, Calif. During law school, he served as a law clerk for the Department of Justice – Honolulu, and the Northeast Region of the Federal Trade Commission. He is a registered member of the California state Bar, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Attorney Khurgel holds active memberships in both the Los Angeles Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association, along with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He continues his involvement in the legal community as a weekly columnist for the Asian Journal, and regularly speaks on immigration issues. Attorney Khurgel has been recognized for his successful work in the immigration field, including being rated as one of the “Top Attorneys in OC” by the Orange County Register/Metro in 2014, being listed by Who’s Who Legal as one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals in the Field of Corporate Immigration Law 2014,” and receiving the Avvo Clients’ Choice award in Immigration in 2014. He is fluent in Russian and English.
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- How will an EB-5 application impact my current L-1 visa?
- Can I start a new EB-5 case with my new wife when my case for withdrawal is still pending?
- How can I change jobs while on H-1B with a pending I-765 and I-485?
- How do I apply for adjustment of status with an approved I-130?
- How does an F-1 student visa holder file for their EB-5 immigrant visa once the I-526 is approved?
- What happens if one of my EB-5 derivatives cannot attend the EB-5 interview?
- Do I need to file for a reentry permit if I have an F-2 student visa and a pending EB-5 application?
- How restricted are EB-5 visa holders in terms of traveling abroad?
- What happens when an investor places a stop payment on the USCIS filing fee check?
- When does the two year conditional residence start?
- What is Form DS-260 used for?
- How will a prior overstay affect an EB-5 application?
- Who should be the main EB-5 applicant?
- How can my whole family give up our conditional EB-5 green cards?
- When can an EB-5 investor apply for U.S. citizenship?
- When can an EB-5 investor begin working?
- How can a potential EB-5 investor also attend a U.S. university?
- How do I apply for EB-5 on a C-1/D visa?
- How can a stepchild become eligible for an EB-5 visa?
- When does the family of the EB-5 applicant get green cards?
- How do I stay in the United States during I-526 processing?
- What documents can be submitted after filing the I-526?
- How would an I-526 dependent separately process for an immigrant visa?