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  • Moona Shakil Ali, Attorney at Law

    Immigration Lawyer in Arlington, VA

    Moona Shakil Ali is an Immigration Attorney and founder of the Law Office of Moona Shakil, PLLC, an Arlington, Virginia law firm that represents small and large U.S. companies and individuals in assisting them with their immigration needs.  She focuses her efforts on securing visas for skilled professionals; she also handles family immigration matters, such as helping US citizens bring a spouse and family members to the U.S. from around the world. Ms. Shakil Ali has commented on immigration issues for television news and served as a panelist for legal training seminars. She has over a decade of experience in immigration law. She specializes in most areas of immigration law and assists with visas such as H-1B, TN NAFTA, L-1, O-1, E-3, K-1, K-3, EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 visas among others. In addition she assists clients with PERM/Labor Certification filings.

    Ms. Shakil Ali is admitted to the Virginia State Bar and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), as well as American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

    Ms. Shakil Ali was born in Islamabad, Pakistan and is fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi.  She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two children.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (B.B.A.), specializing in Business Law from Marymount University in 1998. In May of 2001, she received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from George Mason University, School of Law specializing in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law.  Since then, Ms. Shakil Ali has been a practicing immigration attorney in northern Virginia.


    • Juris Doctor (J.D.), George Mason University School of Law – Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law, 2001
    • Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Marymount University – Business Law, 1998


    Bar / Court Admissions:

    • Virginia State Bar, 2001
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • Virginia U.S. Supreme Court


    Professional Memberships:

    • American Bar Association (ABA)
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)



    • Urdu
    • Hindi



    Law Office of Moona Shakil, PLLC, is an Arlington, Virginia based law firm specializing in Immigration law:

    We specialize in the following areas:

    -Marriage & Family Based Immigration

    -Employment Based Immigration

    -US Citizenship & Naturalization

    -Green Card

    We assist small and large businesses to help sponsor employment work visas and green cards for skilled workers.  We handle a variety of employment visas such as H-1B Work Visa for specialty occupation workers, TN North American NAFTA Trade Visa for Canadians and Mexicans, L-1 Visa for Intra-company transferee, O-1 Visa for individuals with extraordinary ability, E-3 Visa for specialty occupation workers from Australia, EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 visas for individuals and professionals with extraordinary ability, and more.  We assist employers and employees for non-immigration and immigrant petitions to sponsor individuals and their families for Permanent Residence status and obtain Green Cards, as well as help process their US Citizenship and Naturalization petitions.  We secure visas for essential employees and ensure regulatory compliance for corporate employers.

    We also specialize in assisting individuals in sponsoring visas and green cards for their spouses, children, parents, and other family members, to bring them to the U.S.  We handle nearly all types of family based immigration and visa petitions including K-1 Fiancé Visa, K-3 Spouse Visa, as well as file immigration petitions such as the I-130 to petition for Alien Relative to sponsor children and parents of a US Citizen.  We have over a decade of experience in filing Marriage and Family based immigration petitions for Visas and Green Cards to help assist bring over family members from all over the world.  We have assisted thousands of individuals in bringing their family members from Mexico, China, Philippines, India, Pakistan, and many more. There are various nonimmigrant visas which allow U.S. citizens to bring their family members to the US.  We can help you explore all your options.

    There are several paths to Naturalization and gaining U.S. Citizenship, and we can help determine the correct path to take, determine eligibility to become a U.S. Citizen, and help assist with filing the necessary immigration petitions and forms such as the N-400 US Citizenship application and N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship, among others.  We assist our clients each step of the way from determining the best path to take, to assisting them at their US Citizenship interview which would be conducted by USCIS before granting US Citizenship.

    Law Office of Moona Shakil is located in Arlington, VA, and is minutes from Washington DC, Maryland, and surrounding counties in Virginia such as Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Loudon County.  Our Immigration clients are based in nearly all US States, such as Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and more.

    Our mission is to provide prompt, high quality legal services to benefit the lives of our clients.  You need confidence that your lawyer understands your situation and is working with you to achieve results. Call us to find out how we can help you.

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