About Kripa Upadhyay

Kripa Upadhyay is an EB-5 immigration attorney and a principal attorney at Orbit Law, PLLC, a nationality and immigration law firm based in Seattle, Wash. As a principal attorney, her work focuses mainly on U.S. immigration and nationality law.

Orbit Law, PLLC was founded in 2011. The firm’s associates provide comprehensive legal services for clients in cases concerning immigration and nationality issues. The firm’s clients include individuals, families, skilled workers, professionals, individuals in academia, people with special talents and skills, as well as local and foreign businessmen and investors. The firm understands the diverse and unique immigration cases of each of their clients, and thus, their legal advice and services are tailored to their clients’ specific needs. The firm’s practice areas include, but are not limited to, investor and nonimmigrant visas; naturalization and citizenship; removal and deportation; employment-based immigration; family-based immigration (visa lottery, petitions, etc.); political asylum; and E-verify or I-9 compliance.

Attorney Upadhyay has several years of experience handling both U.S. immigration and nationality law cases. Before starting her own law firm, she was an associate of Carney & Machi, P.S. As an immigrant herself, she understands exactly how difficult it is for immigrants to adjust to a new country. She has represented individuals, families, and investors before immigration and federal law courts and her personal experience, in addition to her high success rate, have made her one of the most reliable and trusted immigration attorneys in her area of expertise. She has successfully helped reunite families through the firm’s family-based immigration services. Attorney Upadhyay has also provided immigration services to foreign businesses and investors who wish to operate their businesses and invest in the country.

In addition to handling and providing legal services to clients, attorney Upadhyay frequently gives lectures at the Seattle University School of Law. She is active in the community and is involved in immigrant and Nepali communities, where she gives free seminars on immigration.

Attorney Upadhyay obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law in 2007. She is admitted and licensed to practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Washington State Supreme Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Attorney Upadhyay is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) local chapter where she leads several committees; Washington State Bar Association (WSBA); WSBA Committee for Diversity; and a board member of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington.

Attorney Upadhyay was born in Nepal. She can converse well in English, Hindi, Nepali, and Urdu.

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