At Chodorow Law Offices, we help businesses, professionals, investors, families, and other clients located worldwide with temporary (nonimmigrant) visas. This includes, but is not limited to:
- L-1 intracompany transferees
- O-1 extraordinary ability
- E-2 treaty investors
- H-1B professionals
- H-3 trainees
- F-1 students
- J-1 exchange visitors
- B1/B2 visitors for business, pleasure, or medical treatment
In addition, our firm has unparalleled experience and resources on the ground for representing clients with regard to temporary visa issues before the U.S. Consulates in China (Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Shenyang, and Hong Kong). We make it our business to know each consulate’s policies, practices, and procedures.
For introductory information about temporary visas, see:
U.S. Visas | Permanent Residence | Citizenship
We help businesses, professionals, investors, families, and others worldwide.
Contact us in Beijing, Shenyang, Shanghai, or Los Angeles. Consultations in person, by phone, or by video conference.
For the uninitiated, "administrative processing" is State Department-speak for a temporary visa refusal pending further investigation of a visa application. (9 FAM Appendix E, 404). The applicant typically learns of the temporary refusal when, at the conclusion of the interview, the consular officer issues a written notice stating that under ...Read More
The U.S. Consulate in Shanghai advised on Fri. Aug. 30 that: Due to network issues, the consular section of the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai is experiencing interruption to a range of consular services. We are working ... to ... restore ... services.... We will not be scheduling new interview ...Read More
On August 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule governing the public charge grounds of inadmissibility, found at section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Unless litigation halts implementation of the rule, it will go into effect after 60 days, on October ...Read More
A member of the U.S. Congress may be willing to inquire with a Federal immigration agency, such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS), if you are having problems with your case ...Read More
The below July 26, 2019, press release is from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Huang Weiyun has been indicted on allegations that, among other things, she sold letters falsely verifying that F-1 students were eligible for optional practical training (OPT) based on employment with her company, Findream LLC ...Read More
On May 31, 2019, the U.S. State Department updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request social media usernames from most immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants worldwide ...Read More
The rate of B (tourist and business visitor) visas refusals for Chinese nationals have been climbing since 2013 and stands at 17% as of 2018, according to the U.S. State Department ...Read More
H (temporary worker) and L (intracompany transferee) visa interviews in China will be consolidated in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai, the Embassy has announced: ...Read More
Here’s a question I’m often asked: I am married to a U.S. citizen. He has started the process for me to get a green card by filing a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. Once it’s approved by USCIS, I will apply for an immigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy ...Read More
I've been asked several times today about how the spouse of a U.S. citizen expat can apply for a B1/B2 (visitor for business or pleasure) visa. The question typically goes something like this: I am a U.S. citizen. I have lived in China for 5 years. My wife has been ...Read More