News and Updates:

May 14, 2021: USCIS Temporarily Suspends Biometrics Requirements for H4, L2 Applications: USCIS has announced the suspension of biometruc requirements for certain I-539 applications, including H4 and L2 applications effective May 17, 2021 until May 17, 2023. The suspension will applications pending as of May 17th and new applications submitted on or after May 17th. New applications that are received on or after May 17th will not be required to submit $85 biometrics fee during the suspension period. USCIS has stated that anyone who has already received a biometrics appointment should still attend the scheduled appointment.  

February 8, 2021: USCIS Delays Effective Date of Wage Based Selection Rule, Announces Start of H-1B Cap Registration: USCIS has published a final rule delaying the effective date of wage based selection rule until Dec 31, 2021. USCIS has stated that it will not have adequate time to complete the system development, test and implement wage based selection for this year's cap selection. This in effect means the random lottery selection process similar to last year's cap will continue in place. USCIS has also announced that registration for FY2022 H-1B Cap will start on March 9th and will be open until March 25th. A random selection will be completed and results announced prior to March 31st. Selected registrations can file H-1B petitions starting April 1, 2021.  

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Sikal, Adhipathi & Rowles, LLC provides legal representation in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law and in a multitude of immigration matters in all 50 states and throughout the world. U.S. immigration laws and procedures are created by Congress on a federal level and are subject to federal jurisdiction. We offer legal counsel and representation to businesses and individuals who seek entry to the United States via the use of non-immigrant temporary visas which allow for employment (H-1B, TN, L-1, etc), employment based green cards (PERM labor certification, I-140, Adjustment of Status), family based immigrant options (I-130, K visa, etc), Naturalization applications and other immigration options. We represent a wide range of clients from multi-national corporations to start-up organizations, private entities to governmental agencies, health care providers to educational institutions, skilled and professional individuals, and students, visitors, religious workers. We respond to the differing needs of our clients by offering unique and customized services based on our experience, expertise, and knowledge. The legal services we provide are of the highest quality as we continually strive to offer prompt, courteous, cost-effective assistance that conforms to the highest ethical standards. We maintain regular contact with our clients regarding their specific cases and respond to any inquiries as expeditiously as possible. We look forward to discussing your particular situation with you and working together to find the right solution for your immigration needs.

Practice Areas

We specialize in the following areas

Employment Based Green Cards

Foreign nationals who meet US immigration requirements may qualify for lawful permanent residency in the US based on their employment.

Family Based Green Cards

​US Citizens and Permanent Residents can sponsor certain qualifying relatives, including spouses, parents, children and siblings for US immigration.

Temporary Work Visas

​US employers can hire non immigrant workers and sponsor temporary work visas to enable them to legally work in the United States.

US Citizenship

Eligible green card holders can obtain US citizenship through naturalization process. Requirements include residence, demonstrating understanding of English and Civics.

Spouses And Fiance(es)

US Citizens and Permanent Residents can sponsor temporary visas for their spouses and fiance(e)s to enable them to visit the United States.

Student and Visitors

Short term visits to the US for business, pleasure, tourism, medical treatment, study and exchange visitors. Optional practical training (OPT) for students to train after completing their programs.

Religious Visas

Short term visits to the US for business, pleasure, tourism, medical treatment, study and exchange visitors. Optional practical training (OPT) for students to train after completing their programs.

Investor and Entrepreneur Visas

Short term visits to the US for business, pleasure, tourism, medical treatment, study and exchange visitors. Optional practical training (OPT) for students to train after completing their programs.

Our Attorneys

We are a four attorney immigration law practice. Our Attorneys have combined experience of over 75 years in the field of immigration and business. Our Attorneys have themselves experienced the immigrant journey to United States and understand the challenges faced by the immigrant community. We stay on top of the exacting processto allow our clients to rest easy.


Sowmiya Sikal

Sowmiya, the founder of Sikal & Associates, LLC, has been practicing immigration law since 1998 and has assisted clients in a wide range of complex business and family based immigrant and nonimmigrant matters.


Ramesh Sikal

Ramesh, founding member of Sikal & Associates, provides counsel on all aspects of corporate U.S. immigration.


Sandeep Adhipathi

Sandeep, a partner, provides counsel for employers and beneficiaries to successfully negotiate complex rules and regulations involved in filing employment based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions.


Tina Rowles

Tina, a Partner, provides legal advice to clients on issues related to U.S. immigration and naturalization laws, regulations, requirements, and processing procedures.

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