Experience. Guidance. Results.

At Benjamin Hu Immigration Law, we bring global experience to your case with the personalized attention of a boutique firm. Our managing attorney, Benjamin Hu, has helped foreigners navigate family, employment, and investment immigration processes since 2012. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your U.S. immigration journey.

Global Experience and Personalized Guidance

At Benjamin Hu Immigration Law, we combine comprehensive knowledge with one-on-one attention. Since 2012, managing attorney Benjamin Hu has helped over 2,000 foreign investors, employees, and immigrant family members across six continents to navigate the U.S. immigration process. Whether you’re starting off on your immigration journey or contemplating the final citizenship and naturalization process, contact us to see how Benjamin Hu Immigration Law can help you.

Attorney Hu served from 2015 to 2018 as a satellite office manager in Guangzhou, directly advising Chinese applicants with their evidentiary documentation, and assisting with consular interviews at one of the busiest U.S. immigrant visa consular posts. He is a licensed attorney in Maryland and D.C, and serves as the 2023-24 co-chair of the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Immigration Law Section. He is an EB-5 Investor Verified attorney, and is a proud member of the American Immigrant Investor Alliance (AIIA). He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.


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The firm draws upon over a decade’s experience inside the US and overseas to manage your case process smoothly. Our staff has handled temporary work visas, employment/investment green cards, and family-based immigration (including for spouse/fiancé(e) visas) since 2012.


Our firm provides complete start-to-finish case processing service, as well as “case doctor” experience in fixing sudden complications in midstream, e.g. Communist Party history at visa interview, work permit/studies during Adjustment of Status, and overseas consular processing.

Our Work and Family Visa Categories

Business Visas: Workers and Investors

Whether your goal is to secure a U.S. career or to create them for others, our firm provides start-to-finish legal services for a variety of categories under U.S. immigration law.

H-1B Work Permit

The most common starting point for a foreign worker, the H-1B program requires most candidates to find a U.S. employer, who must apply through a lottery every March, to begin work in October if selected and approved. Additional concerns include the nature of the job duties, the wage offered, and the academic qualifications of the foreign worker. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more about the H-1B process and the latest in USCIS and Dept. of Labor processing trends.

Employment Green Cards – PERM and EB-2/EB-3

After the securing the temporary H-1B, most foreign workers then consider the permanent employment green card, where their U.S. employer applies through EB-2 or EB-3. First, the Dept. of Labor reviews the employer’s job offer and recruitment process (the “PERM”). If DOL approves the case, the USCIS then reviews the foreign worker’s qualifications. Any errors among the PERM or USCIS requirements could result in expensive delays, so make sure you consult with experienced counsel to plan your H-1B or PERM roadmap before embarking on the process.

Individuals of Notable Abilities: O-1A/EB-1A/EB-2 NIW

Some categories allow for self-petitioning, without the need of a U.S. based employer. Individuals who have received recognition for “exceptional ability” can apply for a National Interest Waiver, which partially expedites an EB-2 by waiving the PERM requirement. Individuals who are recognized for their “extraordinary ability” can apply for O-1A temporary work visa or EB-1A permanent green card. In all cases, the USCIS expects to see extensive objective evidence to confirm the claimed high level of ability; our firm can help guide you through the process.

Investor and Job Creation Immigration: E-2/EB-5

The Land of Opportunity also welcomes investors. Those from an E-2 treaty nation may apply for an E-2 temporary work visa (renewable indefinitely) after making a substantial investment. Those from any nation may consider an EB-5 permanent green card, subject to investing the minimum amount and creating at least 10 full time jobs. As our firm’s earliest U.S. immigration category, investor immigrants can put their trust in our counsel to guide their American entrepreneur journey.

Family Based Visas

U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (“Green Card” holders) may bring certain qualifying relatives with them to begin their new American lives together.

Families of U.S. Citizens

After reaching age 21, U.S. Citizens, whether by birth or by naturalization, may petition for “Immediate Relatives”: a spouse, their parents, or their minor unmarried children – such categories have no artificially-imposed waiting list. U.S. Citizens may also petition for their own siblings,  and their own adult sons and daughters, but these categories are subject to waiting lists, to manage the annual quota.

Families of Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders)

Lawful Permanent Residents may petition for their spouse, their minor children, and any adult sons or daughters who remain unmarried. All categories are subject to a waiting list.

Fiancé(e) Visas and Marriage Green Cards

U.S. Citizens (and only U.S. Citizens) may petition to allow a foreign fiancé(e) to come to the U.S. in order to be married to each other.  Once they are married, they may file the I-485 Adjustment of Status packet. For spousal petitions generally, the USCIS closely inspects the sponsor’s financial ability to support the resulting combined household, and expects to see comprehensive evidence to prove that the relationship is authentic.

Whether your concern is bringing over a loved one to start a new family, or helping a parent come to the U.S. to live closer to caregiving relatives in their advanced age, our firm can help plan your process to meet USCIS standards and to account for potential waiting lists.

Reliable Guidance in the Face of the Unexpected

The best time for an immigration lawyer is at the start of your journey. The second best time is now.

Each immigrant is unique, and so are their stories. Sometimes, the process brings an unexpected obstacle – or opportunity. Our decade-plus of experience with EB-5 allows us to help you prevail over sudden developments, including:

  • Withdrawal of investment and re-filing EB-5 under new projects
  • Adjustment of Status during brief periods when the nation of birth has no waiting list
  • Follow to Join families with gradual US relocation plans
  • I-601 waivers for EB-5 investors with admissibility issues
  • Overcoming political factors such as Communist Party membership

Other Immigration Services

Family green cards: fiancé(e)s, spouses, familial relatives
Extraordinary and exceptional ability employment (EB-1A/EB-2 NIW)
Managers and Executives, temporary and permanent (L-1A/EB-1C)
Specialty Occupation Workers and PERM (H-1B/EB-2/EB-3)

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Client Testimonials

We are delighted to showcase testimonials from our valued prior and continuing clients. Their success stories and positive experiences inspire us to provide personalized attention, expert guidance, and unwavering support throughout their immigration journey.

At Benjamin Hu Immigration Law, we are here to make your immigration plans a reality, and we look forward to serving you with the same dedication and professionalism that has earned us the trust and satisfaction of our clients.