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After Failed Visa Attempt, Mandarin Communications Group Sponsors Successful Petition with Envoy

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CASE STUDY At 2 million strong, Chinese nationals comprise the third-largest foreign-born group in the United States. Dedicated to serving the professional and personal needs of this infl uential community is Mandarin Communications Group (MCG), a Chinese-focused marketing and media company. While locally born Chinese Americans make up a large portion of MCG's workforce, the company also recruits individuals born on the country's mainland to stay attuned to the issues that matter most to its audience. Senior lifestyle editor Yu-Jin Chou is now one of those recruits — but almost wasn't. In her current role, Chou drafts and edits news stories, long-form features, manages photoshoots and other crucial tasks for Mandarin Quarterly, a lifestyle magazine geared toward Chinese students and young professionals. But the complex immigration process almost cost Chou the opportunity to pursue her career aspirations in the United States. Overcoming a Visa Denial "We tried to process Yu-Jin's visa with a law fi rm," says Sara Simmons, director of fi nance and administration at MCG. "The U.S. government said her role wasn't technical enough." The petition was denied, and both MCG and Chou were forced to put the work visa on hold for a year, until the H-1B cap opened again. This is a common story for many fi rst-time work visa petitioners — an attorney's failure to explain the proper visa application procedures leads to a visa denial. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) 2014 Ombudsman Report, 30 percent of H-1B petitions received a Request for Evidence (RFE) notice, the o cial letter informing petitioners they didn't include enough evidence in the initial visa petition packet. This forces work visa sponsors to dedicate additional time and money to produce more documentation that satisfi es eligibility requirements. And if USCIS still says that ample proof wasn't provided, the visa is denied. To avoid this, Envoy provides the government agency with as many relevant documents as possible up front — "frontloading" the petitions to help reduce the likelihood of RFE notices and visa denials. In fact, Envoy- a liated attorneys have a 95%+* approval rate due to these practices. After failed visa attempt, Mandarin Communications Group sponsors successful petition with Envoy Industry Marketing and Media Background Its media brands cater to affluent Chinese households and Chinese investors seeking opportunities in North America. Reach MCG has offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Additionally the company maintains affiliate partners in Boston, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington DC. About the Company

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