Upcoming Event: “Visas for Training in the U.S.”

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Attorney Gary Chodorow will be a speaker at an upcoming panel discussion at the American Chamber of Commerce-China, “Visas for Training in the U.S.” The event will take place Wed., Oct. 20, at 3:30pm, at AmCham-China’s Beijing conference center.

The panel will discuss the various visa options for how companies can send staff members to the U.S. for training:

B-1  (visitor for business)
J-1 (exchange visitor intern/trainee)
H-3 (trainee)

The speakers will provide an overview of each category before moving on to a panel discussion of hypothetical visa situations and the best route to a successfully issued visa.

For event details and to register, see http://www.amchamchina.org/event/699.

Blame the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Broad J-1 Exchange Visitor Skills List

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The U.S. Department of State has published an updated list of the types of skills that make a J-1 exchange visitor subject to the two-year foreign residence requirement. At the request of the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this list subjects almost all Chinese J-1 visa holders to the foreign residence requirement. Continue reading “Blame the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Broad J-1 Exchange Visitor Skills List”