1000+Cases Won

99%Happy Clients

16+Years in Business

Our Goal Is To Make Your Immigration Journey Easy

Stelmakh & Associates, LLC is an immigration law firm based in Seattle

Entrepreneurs & Investors

I’d like to start my own business
or invest into the U.S. company

Extraordinary Abilities

I’m very accomplished in
business \ science \ art \ athletics

Work Visas & Green Cards

I have got a job offer from
the Unites States company

Visitor Visas

I’d like to visit the USA
temporarily for tourism or business

Family Immigration

I have a relative in the USA
willing to sponsor me for immigration


I am getting married to
the U.S. citizen or green card holder

Student & Exchange Visitors

I would like to study \ teach \
intern in the Unites States of America

Change of Status

I’m here. I’d like to change visa
status inside the USA or immigrate


I would like to apply for
the United States citizenship

Immigration Law Firm in The USA

Talent Should Not Be Limited By Borders

Stelmakh & Associates, LLC is an immigration law firm based in Seattle, Washington. We devise a customized immigration, investment, and business strategy for you and guide you through all the steps of the process. 

What to expect from the initial consultation:

During the initial consultation, you will confidentially discuss your situation and different options we can offer to solve your immigration needs. You will come out of discussion with the action plan, understanding of the next steps and an estimate for our services.​

We are result oriented

Our team

Katya Stelmakh

Founder and Managing Director

Immigration attorney Katya Stelmakh has over 15 years of successful experience in the field of business immigration law. Prior to founding Stelmakh & Associates in 2008, Ms. Stelmakh managed business immigration practice of an international law firm with offices in Philadelphia, Moscow, and Kiev. While with the firm, Ms. Stelmakh counseled one of the world’s largest ferro-alloy and steel manufacturers on all international business personnel relocation matters and travel concerns. She also litigated international legal disputes and advised corporate clients on business transactions.

Kimberly McGurn

Associate Attorney

Kimberly is a dedicated and compassionate immigration attorney with expertise in the O-1 Extraordinary Ability visa, as well as various permanent residency paths such as EB-1 Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers, EB-2 National Interest Waivers, and their accompanying Adjustment of Status applications ("green cards"). She is experienced in assisting clients navigate complex legal systems in creative ways, adept at creating optimal outcomes for clients and collaborating in teams to foster successful results for internal and external stakeholders. She has experience at both small and mid-sized firms, as well as in the private and public sector. Prior to becoming an attorney, Kimberly held roles in the startup and finance industries.

Immigration specialist with Cambodian heritage, long hair and sweet smile

Kelsie Milham

Senior Paralegal

Kelsie has several years of experience in U.S. immigration law, specializing in the O-1 Extraordinary Ability visa, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers, EB-2 National Interest Waivers, Adjustment of Status applications, and RFE responses.

Before joining the firm, she worked at Legalpad, an immigration support startup, for 3 years, where she helped a multitude of startup founders, business executives, and STEM workers navigate their complex immigration journeys. Kelsie helped the legal team grow by developing critical SOPs and resources, resulting in a high approval rating for EB-2 NIW, O-1A, and EB-1A petitions. After Legalpad was acquired, Kelsie worked in a management role where she trained and mentored a team of 5 immigration paralegals.

As a child of Cambodian refugees, Kelsie understands the complexities, stress, and heightened emotions of the U.S. immigration process. She is extremely passionate about providing exceptional white-glove service and an empathetic approach to her clients.

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What our clients say

Why Choose Our Firm

We specialize in business immigration. Our attorney helps business owners and employees relocate and grow business by hiring top talent.

Investors and entrepreneurs often move when they acquire a business. We help build business plans supporting immigration requirements and business success.

With 15 years of helping businessmen and professionals immigrate to US, we developed a strong support network that can advise you on all aspects of relocation, from choice of schools, insurance to purchasing property.

  • Experience

Our attorney Katya Stelmakh has been practicing business immigration law since 2006. She solely practices immigration law to ensure that she is up to date with all current regulations.

  • Accessibility

It will be easy for you or your company to work with us. We serve clients throughout the world. We can handle cases by phone, email, and video meetings in addition to meeting clients in our Seattle office. We use a cutting edge immigration case management system powered by AILAW. Your case is important for us and deserves individual attention.

  • Integrity

We get results for our clients. We will deliver an honest assessment of your particular case and will not give you false promises. We handle hundreds of cases per year and have more than 99% approval rate.

Our work process. From start to success

What to expect?

01. Schedule a Consultation

You will confidentially discuss your situation and the different options we can offer to solve your immigration needs. You will come out of the discussion with the action plan, an understanding of the next steps, and an estimate for our services.​ 

The consultation fee will be credited towards your case fee if you decide to hire us – all consultations for our clients are free and unlimited

02. Sign Our Retainer Agreement

We will send you an electronic agreement you can sign online and the invoice. We usually charge 50% of attorney fees upfront and 50% before filing the petition.

03. Complete Our Questionnaire

We will invite you to our case management portal, where you will upload supporting documents and fill out a questionnaire. We will use your answers to prepare the immigration forms.


04. We Prepare Your Petition Package

After preparing immigration forms for your case, we draft the legal argument and compile all your evidence for submission to the USCIS. We will share the petition packet with you for a final review.

05. Sign the Immigration Forms

You can sign the forms in our office or send them by email. 

06. We Print and Send Your Package to the USCIS

After, we will email you all USCIS notices relating to your case – Receipt Notice, Fingerprints Appointment Notice, Interview Notice (if any), and Decision Notice. 

07. We Monitor the Status of Your Case

We will follow up with the USCIS on your behalf if your case is not reviewed within normal processing times.

08. We Attend the Interview with You

The final step is preparing you for the interview. Our attorney can appear at your USCIS Interview in person or by phone / video conference. 

09. Congratulations on Your Approval!

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