This position is no longer open. Our law firm has an internship opportunity in the Shenyang office. The intern will assist our lawyers and staff with projects related to U.S. visa, permanent residence, and nationality law.
Chodorow Law Offices will be closed during the upcoming Chinese National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays. Sept. 30 (Saturday): Open. Oct. 2-8: Closed. Oct. 9 (Monday): Open. Similarly, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General will be closed, on the following schedule: Oct. 2-8: Closed. Oct. 9: Closed for Columbus Day (U.S. holiday). Best wishes for… Continue reading National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival
This position has been filled. The Bilingual Administrator will be responsible for administration in our law firm’s Shenyang office.
The U.S. & China Visa Law Blog just hit 2 million page views since we started counting in June 2012. For a viral cat video, that’s nothing. But for us, it’s worth celebrating. It’s been a pleasure to participate in a meaningful online dialogue about U.S. and China immigration law and policy. And to spark some great offline professional relationships and… Continue reading 2 Million Page Views. Thank You!
This position has been filled. The paralegal will work under lawyer supervision to manage all steps of U.S. immigration cases. This includes nonimmigrant visas (e.g., B, H, L, O), permanent residence (e.g., through family, investment, or employment), and naturalization.
This position has been filled. Our law firm has an internship opportunity in the Beijing, Shenyang, or Shanghai office. The intern will assist our lawyers and staff with projects related to PRC visa, permanent residence, and nationality law.
MJ Lee of CNN Politics has written “5 Things to Know about the Asian Anchor Baby Controversy,” quoting attorney Gary Chodorow. Jeb Bush was trying to dig himself out from a pile of criticism for using the term “anchor babies.” But his comments at a press conference Monday only brought heaps of new outrage. Defending… Continue reading CNN on Jeb Bush’s “Anchor Baby” Comments (Quoting Gary Chodorow)
Writing for Rolling Stone, in this long read Benjamin Carlson describes the birth tourism odyssey of one Beijing couple, Peter and Ellie Yang.
The 17th edition of AmCham China’s newly published American Business in China White Paper reflects the collective views of AmCham China’s more than 1,000 member companies on trade and commercial issues that affect the U.S. business community in China. The Visa Policy chapter focuses on:
On May 14, AmCham China will host a panel of industry experts to provide an overview of the current regulatory landscape and discuss common visa issues faced by young professionals in China. Continue Reading–>
China announced recently that 40 suspects on a list of 100 wanted fugitives are believed to be hiding in the U.S. The Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection released the list as part of its “Sky Net” anti-corruption operation, as reported by the South China Morning Post.
On March 3, 2015, federal law enforcement officers executed search warrants at about 37 Southern California locations in what is potentially the biggest federal criminal case to date against birth tourism agencies.
Laywers from the U.S., China, and internationally–including many members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)–choose to collaborate with our firm on U.S. and China immigration law matters. Why?
The U.S. and China have mutually agreed to increase business and tourist visa validity to 10 years and student and exchange visa validity to 5 years. That according to President Obama’s announcement (video) on November 10 at the 2014 APEC summit in Beijing. Both governments put the policy into effect immediately. But China hasn’t even fully implemented its prior… Continue reading U.S., China Agree on Longer Visa Validity
We’re honored that the U.S. & China Visa Law Blog has been selected for a 2014 Danwei Model Worker Award. Danwei, part of the Financial Times group, is a Chinese media and internet research firm that each year recognizes the best websites and blogs about China written in English.
This 90-minute web seminar will be recorded live on October 23, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time. The B-1 visa for business visitors provides short term business travelers with a unique opportunity. The B-1 option has its benefits, as well as its limitations. Exploring all the different ways that the B-1 can help a… Continue reading Webinar: The B-1 Business Visa—How to “B” Resourceful (Oct. 23)
China’s Ministry of Public Security posted this appeal on its website: members of the public with knowledge of family residence registration (hukou) violations should report their tips to the public security bureau. This includes persons who have acquired foreign nationality but failed to cancel their hukou.
Germany’s public broadcaster, ARD, has a story on Chinese birth tourism to the U.S. Karin Dohr interviewed attorney Gary Chodorow for the story. Chodorow says that birth tourism can put couples at risk if they misrepresent the purprose of their visit to the U.S. Consulate when applying for a visa or to U.S. Customs when entering the… Continue reading Chinese Birth Tourism (Story by Germany’s ARD TV)
Blush. It’s an honor that the U.S. and China Visa Law Blog has been selected for a 2013 Danwei Model Worker Award. Danwei, part of the Financial Times group, is a Chinese media and internet research firm that each year recognizes the best websites and blogs about China written in English.
AmCham China has just published its 2013 White Paper. Below is a brief introduction to the chapter on US and China visa policy, which I co-authored. Check it out.