About Us

V.K. Vandaveer, PLLC 

A Full-Service Business and Immigration Law Company

This blog is presented by the staff of V.K. Vandaveer, P.L.L.C. We are a Washington, D.C. law firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and professionals and their families achieve their immigration and business goals.

Our clients include investors, employees and companies coming to the U.S. and U.S. enterprises expanding overseas.

Having lived and worked abroad, our staff understands the unique aspects of international practice and living and working in a foreign country. We use our experience to successfully guide our clients through the variety of business, legal, and cultural issues that typify cross-border transactions.

To better serve our clients, our staff speaks English, French, Arabic and Spanish.


Vonda K. Vandaveer is admitted to practice law in California and Washington, DC. She has lived and worked in the United States, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Balkans representing clients in their international business transactions, U.S. government contracting efforts, and immigration matters. She has worked in both the private and government sectors.

She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association, has served as Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Humanitarian Law Committee of the Section of International Law, and is published in the ABA’s publications Middle East Commercial Law Developments and International Lawyer.

She also has received professional training in consular processing at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and has performed consular services for a U.S. embassy overseas.

Prior to earning her law degree and license, Ms. Vandaveer worked for 10 years as a journalist on the east and west coasts of the U.S., winning awards for her news coverage.

Ms. Vandaveer earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and her law degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.

Legal Services Manager

Assya Thode has extensive international experience, having worked in consular services for U.S. embassies in Paraguay and Mexico. She also received professional training in consular processing at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute.

Ms. Thode grew up in Algeria and studied fashion design at the institute there before coming to the United States. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

All articles in French on our site were translated by Ms. Thode.

For more information or for a consultation, please contact our office at:

Phone: (202) 340-1215

Email: atty@vkvlaw.com

Fax: (202) 521-0599

Website: www.vkvlaw.com

Mailing Address

V.K. Vandaveer, P.L.L.C.
P.O. Box 27317
Washington, DC 20038-7317

Virginia Office – Immigration Services Only:

4301 N. Fairfax Drive, #190
Arlington, VA 22203


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