At Chodorow Law Offices, we help businesses, families, and others with temporary (nonimmigrant) visas. This includes, but is not limited to:
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:
- Quick Reference to Nonimmigrant Visas
- Visa vs. I-94 (Departure Record): What’s the Difference?
- Admission to the U.S., and Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Nonimmigrant
- Proving Nonimmigrant Intent for a U.S. Visa.
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