New Section: Financial Regulations Compliance

The hard part is over.

Your visa has been approved, and you’re about to travel to the United States under some immigrant or nonimmigrant category. All your paperwork is in order, and you’ve already planned out the duration of time you’ll spend in the country. So going through Customs should be easy, right?

Not necessarily.

You probably have studied and internalized all your immigration-related responsibilities. But in addition to obvious civil and criminal laws, there are other regulations that will govern both your entry into the United States and your time here: financial regulations.

In a new section on our website, the experienced immigration attorneys at Zhang & Associates present important information and guidance regarding a subject you may have not considered yet: financial regulations. Whether you’re entering the U.S. on a brief vacation as a B-2 visa holder, or are an H-1B visa holder already living and working in the country, compliance with these rules is not optional.

  • For an in-depth look at the declaration requirement that applies to travelers entering the United States from abroad, click here.
  • For an in-depth look at taxation and reporting obligations regarding your income and assets from around the world, click here.

Our Firm is Here to Help

As is the case for all the content in our immigration library, these articles serve to provide an overview of financial regulations and general guidance on complying with these rules. But the articles do not substitute for the advice and analysis of a seasoned legal team. We strongly advise consulting with an attorney and financial planner on finance-related issues. To take advantage of a free initial consultation on your specific situation or potential case, click here to contact Zhang & Associates today.

Former U.S. Consular officer, Attorney Sechyi Laiu joined Zhang & Associates, P.C. on June 26, 2017

At Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu specializes on Consular Processing cases and business development. Attorney Laiu also focuses on TN visas, E visas, CBP administrative proceedings (monetary confiscation, deferred inspection), and overseas financial compliance.

Prior to joining Zhang & Associates, P.C., Attorney Laiu worked for the U.S. Department of State as a Chinese and Portuguese speaking diplomat. As a consular-coned officer who served in Vancouver (Canada), Shenyang (P.R. China), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Attorney Laiu processed over 30,000 visa cases and worked in every section of Consular Affairs overseas (Fraud Prevention Unit, Immigrant Visas, Non-Immigrant Visas, and American Citizen Services).

He will use his experience and expertise to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients.

Founded in 1996, Zhang & Associates, P.C. offers legal services to clients worldwide in all aspects of U.S immigration law. We have successfully handled over ten thousand immigration cases.

At Zhang & Associates, P.C., our attorneys and supporting professionals are committed to providing high-quality immigration and non-immigration visa services. We specialize in NIW, EB-1, EB-5, PERM, I-485 I-130, H-1B, O, L and J cases. In the past twenty-one years, we have successfully helped over ten thousand clients get green cards. If you plan to apply for a green card, please send your CV to Attorney Jerry Zhang ( for a free evaluation.

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