U.S. Immigration Team Profiles
Kyle Barella serves as the Managing Attorney for Barella Global's offices in London and Brussels. He is an experienced U.S. immigration lawyer focused on investor visas, business expansion visas, family sponsorship matters, and applications for waivers of inadmissibility. As a proud Chilean-American, Kyle celebrates his Latino heritage and has practiced law outside of the United States for nearly a decade.
In the business arena, Kyle assists entrepreneurs and foreign enterprises with their U.S. market entry through various visa categories. These include the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa, E-1 Treaty Trader Visa, L-1 Expansion/Intracompany Transfer Visa, B-1 in lieu of H-1B Visa, and O-1A Extraordinary Ability Visa. He also represents multinational companies in EB-1C permanent residency sponsorship for managers and executives, as well as individuals with extraordinary ability in securing their EB-1A or EB-2 NIW green cards. Additionally, he helps employers sponsoring EB-2 and EB-3 eligible foreign nationals in the PERM process.
Beyond business, Kyle represents U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) in green card sponsorship cases for their foreign national spouses. Kyle particularly enjoys assisting U.S. citizens residing abroad in the UK or Europe with direct filing of their spousal sponsorship petitions through local U.S. consular posts, thereby significantly reducing processing times. He also aids clients seeking entry into the United States who require a waiver of inadmissibility due to criminal convictions, misrepresentation and fraud, immigration violations, and medical issues. He has successfully obtained both temporary (212(a)) and permanent (I-601) waivers for various inadmissibilities, including controlled substance violations and Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT) for his corporate and individual clients.
Kyle has contributed his experience to the legal community as a faculty member for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference. Here, he has discussed consular processing at U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. He has also presented on U.S. immigration matters at the AILA Rome District Chapter Fall Conference in 2021. Additionally, Kyle is a member of the TRTCLE faculty, lecturing on U.S. immigration and visa topics in Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses.
Prior to establishing Barella Global, Kyle worked for a U.S. business immigration practice based in London and served as External General Counsel for the EB-5 Investment Advisory firm, Choice Investments.
Kyle earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Ave Maria School of Law and holds a B.A. in History from George Mason University. During his undergraduate years, he studied Italian History and Language at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.
Licensed to practice law in Virginia, Kyle is an active member of both the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its Rome Chapter. He is proficient in Spanish in addition to his native English.