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|Associate Attorney||IBM Corporation||1984 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Member||N/A|
|ILW.COM||Guangzhou U.S. Consulate Non-Compliance With State Department Rules For Processing Marriage Based Visa Applications||2009|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Wharton School of Business,||N/A||M.B.A.||1983|
|Drew University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
Posted by Carl Michael
John and his staff met and exceeded my expectations. They kept me and my fiancee well informed. I am quite certain we would not have been successful in our K-1 Fiancee Visa (China) without the help of The Roth Immigration Law Firm. Every case is unique. In our circumstance, the age factor was considerable. I was 58 and my fiancee 24 when we started the visa process. John would did not accept our case until they had interviewed both of us. When John was satisfied that we had a bonified relationship and that we would "go the distance" because we loved one another, the full resources of his office and vast experience in immigration law, were made available to us. Accept no immitations when you have such important matters as an immigration visa. John and his staff are the "Real Thing"! Thanks Joh, Laurie and GayLynn! From "MO & Sunny" Oh, we'll send along some wedding pictures soon.
Posted by Orville
We would like to thank Laurie Wu and her staff at Roth Immigration Law Firm for their excellent assistance in obtaining a K1 visa for Sera and her daughter to come to the US. Sera and I began corresponding about two and a half years ago when Sera wrote to me on a dating web site. After writing almost daily for a long period I visited her in China and confirmed that she was the woman of my dreams. Knowing that we loved each other was easy, but getting her to America proved to be a daunting task. I had been married three times previously and during the last brief marriage there had been unsubstantiated public charges of "abuse" when I defended my daughter against her. Sera was, because of her work, a member of CCP. So we both had issues that could complicate obtaining a K-1 Visa.
Laurie worked with us from the beginning, going through the risks of each issue and helping us to prepare to deal with these issues. She and her staff assembled our documentation and warned us of the latest issues that could become mistakes for us in our application. We made it through the application process without problems and only a peculiar request for further documentation of Sera's "international" travels caused an initial rejection at the interview stage. Sera had never traveled internationally but had taken one trip with her daughter to Hong Kong. The Guangzhou office also appeared to treat the application as one for a work Visa and demanded Sera provide a resume and work plan. Laurie patiently guided us each step of the way relieving us of great stress and preparing us for application risks along the way. She guided us through the request for additional information process insuring that our "additional information" would be adequate to meet the often peculiar needs of the Guangzhou office. She warned us, for example, not to "marry" in China as that would prevent Sera's daughter, then age 19, from coming to the US with her.
Laurie and her staff were always quick to respond to our questions and concerns. She quickly followed up when the Guangzhou office sent out a second Request for Information denial but did not request any information thereby insuring that our application was still on track. While we did not make our goal to marry this last July, Guangzhou finally approved Sera and Sandy's Visas and we will marry this November 6. I know because of the complexity of our case that we would have made many mistakes without Laurie's guidance. Her ability to smooth the bumps in the road to approval seems impeccable and we will be forever grateful to her for her assistance and expertise in making that wedding possible. I would recommend anyone to use her services. The K-1 visa process with the Guangzhou office can get complicated, even for the simplest application. Those complications can drag the process on for ever. We learned of many disappointed and frustrated applicants on various web sites and internet conversations during our application process. Often their speculation and advice turned out to be erroneous. Because of Laurie's advice and careful guidance of our application through the process, our relatively complicated case made it over all the potential bumps in our path and we will marry within one year of our initial application.
Posted by JB
I hired John Roth for my fianceâ€™s K-1 visa. While John was involved in the entire process, I worked primarily with Laurie. Laurie always responded to my emails within 24 hours â€“ even on Sundays. I was always able to reach her on the phone, and spoke to her many times throughout the process. Our case was quite complicated because my fiancÃ© has previously been affiliated with the CCP (she is from China). Laurie ensured that we prepared all of the necessary paperwork to prove that her affiliation with the CCP was in fact non-meaningful. Other lawyers assured me that her membership would not be an issue, but John Roth informed me otherwise. After a smooth process through each stage, when we went to the US consulate in Guangzhou, they did in fact ask her to provide supplementary documentation about the nature of her previous involvement in the CCP. Because Laurie and John Roth had us prepare everything in advance, rather than extending the process by another few months, my fiancÃ© handed in all of the documents at the interview itself. My fiancÃ© received her K-1 visa last week and we have already hired John Roth for the adjustment of status process. I offer my strongest recommendation on behalf of John Roth and Laurie.
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