Law Firm Program Helps U.S. Companies Secure Travel Visas for Chinese Employees

Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group's Global Credibility Program Addresses

Migration Issues for Foreign Businesses in China



Nov 29, 2004, 00:00 ET from Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group
 announces its program to facilitate the mobility of Chinese-national employees
 to the United States for temporary, work-related obligations.  The Global
 Credibility Program is in response to multinational corporations frustrated by
 their inability to secure B-1 Business Visitors Visas for their Chinese
 employees.
     The Global Credibility Program addresses the need of American companies
 with operations in China that find it difficult -- if not impossible -- to
 secure travel visas for their Chinese employees to travel outside the country
 for training, meetings and conferences.  The Global Credibility Program is the
 first to specifically handle the needs of employee migration between the
 United States and China.
     The Global Credibility Program is headed in China by Mohar Quan & Fanning
 Law Group Senior Partner Bruce Quan, Jr., an expert in comparative Chinese and
 American law with nearly 20 years of experience working with foreign
 multinational companies doing business in China.
     "Our program is a win-win situation for the U.S. government and American
 companies doing business in China," says Bruce Quan.  "Mohar Quan & Fanning
 constantly monitors the rules and regulations, as well as the concerns of
 authorities at the Embassy and Consulates.  The U.S. government is assured
 that any company working with our Global Credibility Program is fully aware of
 the current requirements to submit visa applications for its employees."
 Overview of The Global Credibility Program
     Without the ability to secure B-1 Business Visitors Visas, many companies
 with operations in China face the dilemma of either establishing expensive
 overseas operations that may duplicate setups at home, or, transferring
 employees to China to handle duties for their Chinese colleagues who cannot
 travel outside the country for meetings and training.
     To address the issue, Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group established the
 Global Credibility Program, which helps companies maneuver through the
 nonimmigrant visa requirements.  The Program ensures that all requirements and
 compliance issues are met.  It makes certain all necessary documentation that
 supports the visa application is complete, fulfills legal requirements, and is
 submitted in a timely fashion.  Employees applying for B-1 visas are prepared
 for the interview process at U.S. Consulates.  As an added benefit, Senior
 Partner Bruce Quan introduces executives to the U.S. Consulates in China,
 thereby helping to build a relationship and informing the Consulates of the
 business needs for travel to the U.S.
     "The high rejection rate of travel visas is likely exacerbated by the
 attacks on September 11," says Kimberly Fanning, a founder of Mohar Quan &
 Fanning Law Group.  "The result is a problem that presents a profound impact
 to small and mid-sized companies without the resources to address the issue.
 For these companies, our Global Credibility Program fulfills a very important
 need."
 
     Overview of the B-1 Business Visitors Visa
     The B-1 Business Visitors Visa gives foreign nationals the permission to
 temporarily visit the United States for the purpose of tourism and/or certain
 short-term (not permanent) business activities.  B-1 visas cannot be used for
 visits involving gainful employment.  Permitted activities under the B-1 visa
 category include attending conferences, seminars or meetings with business
 associates to better enable employees to perform their jobs after returning
 home.
     Applicants must prove their ability to financially cover their travel
 expenses while in the United States.  They must also show strong ties to their
 home country (social, family, economic) to demonstrate their intent to return
 home after their business trip.
 
     About Bruce Quan, Jr., Senior Partner, Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group
     Mr. Quan, a specialist in corporate, transactional and immigration law,
 was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Law at Peking University, one of
 the most prestigious law schools in China.  He has lectured at Beijing
 University Law School, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, and to judges at
 the Shanghai High People's Court.  A past adviser to CIETAC (the arbitration
 commission of China), Mr. Quan currently divides his time between Beijing,
 Shanghai and San Francisco.
     Currently, he is spearheading an effort by U.C. Berkeley to establish the
 China Law Center, a collaborative effort with CIETAC and the Peking and
 Tsinghua Law Schools.  The Center will allow for continuing dialogue among
 experts, authorities and academicians on issues of rule of law between China
 and the international legal community.
     A graduate from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California,
 Berkeley, Mr. Quan has been in private practice since 1976.  His community
 activities include Executive Director of the U.C. Berkeley/Peking University
 Faculty Exchange Program, General Counsel for the Organization of Chinese
 Americans, and General Counsel for the San Francisco-Shanghai Sister City
 Committee.  In addition to his work for Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group, Mr.
 Quan is also Of Counsel to AllBright Law Offices in China.
 
     About Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group
     Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group is an international alliance with a
 presence in the United States, Mexico, China and India.  Dedicated to the
 practice of immigration and nationality law, the Firm draws on experts in the
 fields of employment, corporate and international law.
     With the increasing need for global mobility, the law group's attorneys
 and professional staff employ proactive measures that minimize business
 disruption and personal inconvenience to clients.  The Firm maximizes its
 clients' business opportunities by facilitating the transfer of talent around
 the world.
     Mohar Quan & Fanning partners with human resources personnel and in-house
 legal professionals to establish and maintain global immigration and
 relocation programs by utilizing senior legal expertise and state-of-the-art
 technology.  Representing multinational and emerging companies, the firm is
 dedicated to providing high-quality, prompt and cost-effective services.
 
       For more information:
       Web site:  www.quanfanninglaw.com
       Phone:  (415) 393-4500
       E-mail:  echelini@quanfanninglaw.com
 
 

SOURCE Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group
    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group
 announces its program to facilitate the mobility of Chinese-national employees
 to the United States for temporary, work-related obligations.  The Global
 Credibility Program is in response to multinational corporations frustrated by
 their inability to secure B-1 Business Visitors Visas for their Chinese
 employees.
     The Global Credibility Program addresses the need of American companies
 with operations in China that find it difficult -- if not impossible -- to
 secure travel visas for their Chinese employees to travel outside the country
 for training, meetings and conferences.  The Global Credibility Program is the
 first to specifically handle the needs of employee migration between the
 United States and China.
     The Global Credibility Program is headed in China by Mohar Quan & Fanning
 Law Group Senior Partner Bruce Quan, Jr., an expert in comparative Chinese and
 American law with nearly 20 years of experience working with foreign
 multinational companies doing business in China.
     "Our program is a win-win situation for the U.S. government and American
 companies doing business in China," says Bruce Quan.  "Mohar Quan & Fanning
 constantly monitors the rules and regulations, as well as the concerns of
 authorities at the Embassy and Consulates.  The U.S. government is assured
 that any company working with our Global Credibility Program is fully aware of
 the current requirements to submit visa applications for its employees."
 Overview of The Global Credibility Program
     Without the ability to secure B-1 Business Visitors Visas, many companies
 with operations in China face the dilemma of either establishing expensive
 overseas operations that may duplicate setups at home, or, transferring
 employees to China to handle duties for their Chinese colleagues who cannot
 travel outside the country for meetings and training.
     To address the issue, Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group established the
 Global Credibility Program, which helps companies maneuver through the
 nonimmigrant visa requirements.  The Program ensures that all requirements and
 compliance issues are met.  It makes certain all necessary documentation that
 supports the visa application is complete, fulfills legal requirements, and is
 submitted in a timely fashion.  Employees applying for B-1 visas are prepared
 for the interview process at U.S. Consulates.  As an added benefit, Senior
 Partner Bruce Quan introduces executives to the U.S. Consulates in China,
 thereby helping to build a relationship and informing the Consulates of the
 business needs for travel to the U.S.
     "The high rejection rate of travel visas is likely exacerbated by the
 attacks on September 11," says Kimberly Fanning, a founder of Mohar Quan &
 Fanning Law Group.  "The result is a problem that presents a profound impact
 to small and mid-sized companies without the resources to address the issue.
 For these companies, our Global Credibility Program fulfills a very important
 need."
 
     Overview of the B-1 Business Visitors Visa
     The B-1 Business Visitors Visa gives foreign nationals the permission to
 temporarily visit the United States for the purpose of tourism and/or certain
 short-term (not permanent) business activities.  B-1 visas cannot be used for
 visits involving gainful employment.  Permitted activities under the B-1 visa
 category include attending conferences, seminars or meetings with business
 associates to better enable employees to perform their jobs after returning
 home.
     Applicants must prove their ability to financially cover their travel
 expenses while in the United States.  They must also show strong ties to their
 home country (social, family, economic) to demonstrate their intent to return
 home after their business trip.
 
     About Bruce Quan, Jr., Senior Partner, Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group
     Mr. Quan, a specialist in corporate, transactional and immigration law,
 was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Law at Peking University, one of
 the most prestigious law schools in China.  He has lectured at Beijing
 University Law School, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, and to judges at
 the Shanghai High People's Court.  A past adviser to CIETAC (the arbitration
 commission of China), Mr. Quan currently divides his time between Beijing,
 Shanghai and San Francisco.
     Currently, he is spearheading an effort by U.C. Berkeley to establish the
 China Law Center, a collaborative effort with CIETAC and the Peking and
 Tsinghua Law Schools.  The Center will allow for continuing dialogue among
 experts, authorities and academicians on issues of rule of law between China
 and the international legal community.
     A graduate from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California,
 Berkeley, Mr. Quan has been in private practice since 1976.  His community
 activities include Executive Director of the U.C. Berkeley/Peking University
 Faculty Exchange Program, General Counsel for the Organization of Chinese
 Americans, and General Counsel for the San Francisco-Shanghai Sister City
 Committee.  In addition to his work for Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group, Mr.
 Quan is also Of Counsel to AllBright Law Offices in China.
 
     About Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group
     Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group is an international alliance with a
 presence in the United States, Mexico, China and India.  Dedicated to the
 practice of immigration and nationality law, the Firm draws on experts in the
 fields of employment, corporate and international law.
     With the increasing need for global mobility, the law group's attorneys
 and professional staff employ proactive measures that minimize business
 disruption and personal inconvenience to clients.  The Firm maximizes its
 clients' business opportunities by facilitating the transfer of talent around
 the world.
     Mohar Quan & Fanning partners with human resources personnel and in-house
 legal professionals to establish and maintain global immigration and
 relocation programs by utilizing senior legal expertise and state-of-the-art
 technology.  Representing multinational and emerging companies, the firm is
 dedicated to providing high-quality, prompt and cost-effective services.
 
       For more information:
       Web site:  www.quanfanninglaw.com
       Phone:  (415) 393-4500
       E-mail:  echelini@quanfanninglaw.com
 
 SOURCE  Mohar Quan & Fanning Law Group