Temporary Visas

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.

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