Family Immigration

At Chodorow Law Offices, we put families first. Our family immigration work includes, for example:

In addition, if your relative is in China, we have unparalleled experience and resources on the ground for representing clients before the USCIS offices and U.S. Consulates in China that handle immigrant visa applications (Guangzhou and Hong Kong). We make it our business to know each consulate’s policies, practices, and procedures. 

Schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer in Beijing, Shenyang, Shanghai, or Los Angeles; or by phone, Skype, WeChat, or FaceTime. Our goal is to become your trusted legal adviser.

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