Foreign citizens who want to immigrate to USA must go through various procedures depending on the type of visa sought. This is also the case of Chinese citizens interested in moving to the United States.
Those who plan to relocate to US from China must first decide on the period of stay and then file the necessary documents (in accordance with the type of visa sought) with the US Consulate in Guangzhou.
If you are interested in moving to USA from China and need assistance, you can rely on our immigration lawyers in Miami who are at your service with information and assistance during the relocation procedure.
The main ways through which Chinese citizens move to the USA
Most of the time, Chinese citizens who want to immigrate to the USA choose to apply for family reunification visas, employment-based residence permits or investor visas. The procedure of obtaining any of them starts with a petition with the US Consulate in China followed by obtaining approval from the National Visa Center (NVC) for further approval to continue the immigration procedure.
Our immigration law firm in USA can offer tailored assistance to those who want to immigrate to the United States from China.
How to immigrate to USA from China based on family-reunification
The Chinese community in the USA is an important one which is why family reunification can represent one of the simplest ways for Chinese citizens to move here. These must apply for one of the following visas:
- spouse visas issued to those married to US permanent residents or citizens;
- fiancé visas for those coming to get married to American citizens.
It is also good to know that Chinese citizens can relocate to US for reuniting with other Chinese citizens who have become lawful permanent residents or American citizens. The first ones can also apply for Green Cards once they arrive in the country and make sure they meet all the necessary requirements.
If you decide to relocate to USA, our lawyers are at your disposal with numerous services, including those related to complying with post-immigration procedures such as registration with the local authorities, among which the National Healthcare Services.
The EB-5 visa for family immigration to USA from China
One of the most used visas for family immigration to USA from China is the EB-5 program under which the entire family can relocate here.
This implies the spouses and unmarried children with ages below 21 to relocate to US from China as a group and establish themselves here. They can also apply for Green Cards and live here permanently.
This program is available for other nationalities as well, which is why if you are interested in moving to USA from another country through the EB-5 visa scheme, our US immigration lawyers are at your service for consultancy.
We can also help you immigrate to USA from Canada.
Immigration to USA from China based on employment
One of the main ways through which a Green Card can be obtained is through employment. For this purpose, a Chinese citizen must apply for one of the following types of visas:
- priority work visas – the E1 and E2 residence permits;
- visas for professionals with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities;
- visas for creative persons, also known as the C5 residence permit;
- visas for other categories of workers depending on their qualifications.
No matter type of employment visa you are interested in, our law firm is at your service with information on how to prepare to apply for it.
You can also rely on our immigration lawyers in Miami for assistance in drafting the paperwork necessary for a swift relocation procedure.
The Chinese community in the US
There are many Chinese citizens living in the USA, and their number continues to rise. According to recent statistics:
- at the level of 2018, there were around 2.5 million citizens of Chinese descent living in the US;
- they represent 23% of the Asian – American community in the United States;
- the 5 states in which most of them live are California, Texas, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey.
Our law firm can guide Chinese citizens interested in relocating to the United States from China or other countries they currently live in. We have also created a video for this procedure and we invite you to watch it below:
Why request professional immigration services
Moving from one country to another is not easy, however, the support of an immigration lawyer who knows the visa system and the procedures to complete pre- and post-immigration can simplify the entire relocation process. This is how our US immigration lawyers can help not only Chinese citizens, but people from all over the world who want to establish themselves in the United States, including through investor visas, which require capital injection.
Following the completion of your investment, the following steps must be taken in order to apply for a US investor visa: fill out Form I-526, which is essentially the Investment Visa application form, then submit your application to the USCIS. Following the assessment, the USCIS forwards the application to the National Visa Center (NVC).
Should you require legal assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. If you wish to sponsor your life partner to obtain a spouse visa for the US, our immigration lawyers can help. When it comes to the visas their spouses must apply for, Americans who wish to bring their wives or husbands to the nation have two alternatives. Non-immigrant and immigrant visas are separated into these categories.