Obtaining a U.S. Business Visa for a New Employee

Obtaining a U.S. Business Visa for a New Employee

Year: 2018
Nationality: Chinese
Applicant: Xiao Qi
Position: Sales Manager
Company Industry: Foreign Trade Company
Case: B-1 Business Visa

Key Difficulties.
(1) Xiao Qi had 2 jobs in 4 years after graduating from university, her qualifications in foreign trade companies were still shallow and she had just been promoted to sales manager, so the visa officer was prone to question the authenticity of her position and work.
(2) Xiao Qi had never been abroad before, but represented her company to the United States to discuss business, the visa officer was easily suspicious of her motives for going abroad.
(3) Xiaoqi is single, has no assets in the country, and has a weak financial and family binding to return to the country.
(4) The Chinese company originally intended to send four colleagues to the U.S. together, but the other three were all denied visas. The information originally prepared by the company for the employees was too weak, and the success of Xiaoqi’s U.S. visa was crucial.

Brief background:
Xiao Qi worked in a foreign trade company in China, although just graduated from the university for a few years, but after entering the foreign trade company with hard work was soon watched by the leadership, promoted to sales manager. In recent years, the company set up a shopping website in the United States, more than 90 percent of orders come from the United States, and business ties with foreign partners are getting closer and closer, and this year is to take advantage of the success of the establishment of the first overseas branch in the United States. The senior management decided to send staff to the U.S. to participate in the international commodity exhibition in New York to further expand the business and to investigate the deep-seated needs of the U.S. market. However, it was unexpected that the other three colleagues were rejected one after another, leaving only Xiao Qi who had not yet applied due to her busy work schedule, so the success of her U.S. visa became crucial.

Due to our previous cooperation with Tsang & Associates, the company’s management decided to entrust us with the full authority to handle Qi’s B-1 business visa and to help her obtain a visa to represent the company at the exhibition in the United States.

Keys to success:
At this stage, the U.S. visa policy has been tightened and the denial rate is soaring, so it is important to know what the visa officer’s criteria are and to develop a targeted application strategy. In order to prove that Qi has no immigration tendencies and has very reasonable reasons for coming to the U.S., Tsang & Associates prepared a complete application based on her own circumstances.

Key point 1: Concise, strong and powerful lawyer letter
The quality of the attorney’s letter is one of the factors that affect the outcome of the case. Tsang & Associates’ legal writing team is very solid and we divided the lawyer’s letter into two parts: the first part explained the background of her company’s visit to the U.S. After setting up a shopping website, her company’s orders had increased rapidly and her main customers and partners were from the U.S., so she went to the U.S. to investigate the market and attend trade shows. Therefore, it was very beneficial for her company to go to the U.S. to visit the market and participate in trade shows for its future development. As the company’s strong sales manager, Qi has played an important role in the company’s rapid expansion and has been in charge of several large marketingProjectsThe execution of the project has brought considerable profits. Qi’s performance proves her worth and she is definitely the right person to represent the company in the United States. The second part discusses the legality of Xiao Qi’s B-1 visa. By citing U.S. laws and regulations, we demonstrate how she complied with the relevant regulations, such as: she had an invitation letter from her U.S. partner, exhibit materials, a letter of assignment from her Chinese company, and a clear schedule for her trip to the U.S., all of which were sufficient to prove that she would not overstay illegally.

Key point 2: Sufficient supporting materials
Adequate preparation of supporting documents is also critical to the success of a case. To ensure that Qi’s B-1 petition was well-documented and persuasive, Tsang & Associates provided her with a detailed list of documents and guided her in organizing and refining them.

The first part: personal information, in order to weaken the disadvantage of Xiao Qi’s young age and shallow qualifications, Tsang & Associates guided her on how to enhance the preparation of information, such as resume, work materials, photos, etc. to prove her work ability and position to dispel the visa officer’s doubts.
In order to prove that Xiao Qi has a real and reasonable reason to travel to the U.S., Tsang & Associates provided advice on how to further improve the invitation letter from the U.S. partner, the letter of assignment from the Chinese company, the schedule to the U.S., and the preparation for the exhibition. The visa officer was able to further understand the purpose and significance of Xiao Qi’s trip.
The third part: the binding force to return to China, Xiao Qi is young, single and unmarried, with no fixed assets and little personal bank savings, Tsang & Associates focused on Xiao Qi’s company and work, obviously, Xiao Qi’s current work is her biggest motivation and goal to return to China, she will not leave her flourishing career, overstaying in the United States, that would be harmful to her It would do her no harm but no good.

Key point 3: Q & A Q&A coaching
Qi had never been abroad before and did not have any experience in visa application. In order for Qi to pass the interview successfully, Tsang & Associates conducted a telephone counseling session for her interview before going to the consulate, so that Qi would be more confident and able to answer the questions in the interview.

Case results:
Xiao Qi’s B-1 visa interview was scheduled at the Guangzhou Consulate in early December 2018, and it was also Xiao Qi’s first visa interview. He received his 10-year B1/B2 visa about a week after passing the interview. Xiaoqi was very excited, and the pressure accumulated by her colleagues who had been denied visas was finally released. Afterwards, she recalled the interview scene and said that the visa officer was indeed very strict and asked her many questions carefully, which were answered smoothly because she had already known them before. The company’s executives also expressed their gratitude to Tsang & Associates for our consistent and professional legal services, from the L-1 visa for the overseas branch manager to the B-1 visa for the employee’s business travel, which has enabled the company’s development plan to proceed smoothly without any visa problems.

Lawyer Comments:
Recently, the U.S. visa review has become stricter and many of our clients have experienced visa denials or lengthy administrative reviews after interviews. Recently, there are rumors that the U.S. will stop issuing 10-year B1/B2 visas to Chinese citizens, but in fact, the U.S. visa policy for China has not changed, and the maximum validity of B1/B2 visas for travel to visit relatives and short-term business is still 10 years. In this case, the visa Xiao Qi received in mid-December was a 10-year visa. If you encounter problems with your visa application, it is advisable to consult a lawyer to find out the crux of the problem, formulate a targeted application strategy, and make sufficient preparation before reapplying. Tsang & Associates has been providing professional and quality legal services for over 30 years and has solved many of our clients’ problems and worries in the U.S. Please call us for an appointment.

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