At Chodorow Law Offices, we help entrepreneurs with temporary visas and green cards. This includes, for example:
In addition, if the entrepreneur is in China, we have unparalleled experience and resources on the ground for providing representation before the U.S. Consulates in China that handle related applications (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Chengdu, 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.
Frankly, I'd forgotten that USCIS announced in September 2010 that there would be a new "Immigrant Visa DHS Domestic Processing Fee" of $165. (See the Federal Register). USCIS is now beginning to collect it ...Read More
Chinese EB-5 applicants may soon be subject to a wait list, according to a prediction in the U.S. State Department's December 2012 Visa Bulletin ...Read More
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee just published a report branding China’s telecom giants Huawei and ZTE as security threats. Here’s why this may signal trouble for your EB-5 case: ...Read More
A bill to extend authorization of the EB-5 regional center pilot project was signed into law by President Obama on September 28 ...Read More
The Daily reports that the EB-5 program for immigrant investors is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Securities and Exchange Commission ...Read More
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced it is raising fees an average of 10%, effective Nov. 23, 2010. The agency is primarily fee-based, with about 90% of its budget coming from applicants and petitioners seeking immigration benefits. The agency justifies the fee increase as a way to recover ...Read More
I previously reported on fee increases by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) for nonimmigrant visas effective June 4, 2010. Now, DOS has also issued an interim final rule increasing fees for immigrant visas and certain American Citizen Services, effective July 13. DOS justifies the changes by citing an independent ...Read More
Statistics show a surge in interest in the EB-5 investor visa program during 2009.Â Created as part of the Immigration Act of 1990,Â the EB-5 visa program grants lawful permanentÂ residence to foreign nationals who investÂ $500,000 or $1 million in U.S. businesses andÂ create or preserve at least 10 U.S. jobs. Especially noteworthy is ...Read More