Sanjee Weliwitigoda advises and represents companies in connection with their corporate U.S. immigration matters. His expertise covers all types of U.S. employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, as well as labor certifications, filed before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Sanjee’s experience includes:

  • Managing the preparation and filing of nonimmigrant petitions, including H-1Bs, L-1s, TNs, H-3s, E-2s, E-3s and O-1s
  • Advising and assisting employers with issues related to other nonimmigrant visa statuses, including B-1 and F-1
  • Managing the preparation and filing of all types of permanent residence documents, including PERM applications, multinational executive/manager immigrant visa petitions, adjustment of status applications, advance parole applications, employment authorization applications and re-entry permit applications

Prior to joining Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, Sanjee was an attorney with a full-service international law firm, where his practice focused exclusively on corporate U.S. immigration and global mobility matters. During law school, Sanjee served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Lloyd B. Zimmerman of Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District, clerked for two immigration law firms, served as the Executive Editor of the Law Review and was the recipient of the Bernard P. Becker Award (2010) from the Minnesota State Bar Association in recognition of his dedication and commitment to providing pro bono legal services to disadvantaged clients.

Education & Admissions

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Law Review (Executive Editor)
Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts
Admitted to: State Bar of Minnesota


American Immigration Lawyers Association