Barbara Chin


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Practice Areas

  • Immigration
  • Employer-Sponsored Visas & Green Cards
  • Obtaining US Citizenship
  • Permanent Resident Status
  • Corporate Policies, I-9 Compliance & E-Verify Compliance
  • Accomplished Individuals & Families
  • Temporary Visas
  • Education
  • Energy & Clean Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Technology, Communications & Media
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Transportation, Shipping & Logistics
  • Sports, Arts & Entertainment
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.4405
Fax: 617-542-2241
University Wheaton College, B.A.
Law SchoolBoston College, J.D.
Admitted1980, Massachusetts

Barbara has advised clients on corporate and business immigration matters for 30 years and has served as counsel for domestic and international Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.

Before focusing on immigration law, Barbara served as assistant district attorney in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


•Co-author, 2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Begins Today, Immigration Alert (10.01.2015)
•Author, Effective September 12, 2014: New Fees for Some Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visas, Immigration Alert (09.18.2014)
•Author, USCIS Rolls Out Full-Scale Implementation of L-1 Site Visit Program - Employers of L-1 Transferees Should Now Set up Processes to Prepare for Such Visits, Immigration Advisory (07.25.2014)
•Co-author, H-1B Cap Hit for Fiscal Year 2014, Immigration Alert (04.05.2013)
•Impact of Advancement of the Employment-Based Second Preference Numbers for China and India, Immigration Alert (06.20.2011)


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2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Begins Today
Barbara Chin,William L. Coffman,Douglas Hauer,Kevin R. McNamara, October 13, 2015
On October 1, 2015, the US Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2017), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program provides a path for foreign nationals to become permanent residents of the United...

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Barbara Chin

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