Arnold Maxhelaku utilizes his international experience working in the United States government to assist employers in their immigration needs. He has experience with the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act and the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Manual.

U.S. Embassy

Arnold has spent the last 22 years of his career in varying capacities in the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania. In the embassy, he served as a Senior Consular Specialists (U.S. Citizen Services), a Visa Assistant/Correspondence Liaison and a security coordinator. In his role at the U.S. Embassy, Arnold has negotiated with local immigration authorities to avoid additional bureaucracies and expenses for U.S. citizens seeking a residency permit in Albania.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Arnold enjoys spending time with his family and learning about different computer programs including Microsoft Office, CMS 3, Adobe products and different data bases. He is also an avid video game player.





Albanian Diplomatic Academy
Postgraduate in International Relations and Diplomacy (2005)

University of Tirana, Faculty of Law
LL.B. (2002)


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022
  • Department of State – Employee of the Year for the Bureau of European and Euroasian Affairs, 2020
  • U.S. Embassy — Employee of the Year, 2020
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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