Becky Xia is a partner and based in Fragomen Worldwide’s China offices. She supervises a team handling inbound visas and work permits. As the leading authority in the increasingly complex area of China immigration, she specialises in assisting multinational corporations, financial institutions and other global employers with employment-based immigration and investor visas. Becky also advises clients on immigration-related matters as well as strategies for the transfer of expatriate workforce into China and throughout the country.
Becky has assisted multinational companies in software, retail and manufacturing industries to obtain work permits and residence permits for more than 10,000 employees in all provinces of China; advised a major global computer company on post-integration immigration requirements following a major acquisition; assisted prominent artists and former diplomats to obtain visas and work permits; assisted multinational companies to obtain work authorisation for employees in the form of US green cards from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and overseas China. She has developed strategy for major retail company’s expat employees to obtain authorisation to work at multiple branches simultaneously; assisted a financial company in the handling of the deportation and successful resumption of work authorisation for an expatriate banker; assisted overseas Fragomen offices to help Chinese nationals obtain overseas visas; and, on a pro bono basis, assisted volunteer retired American English teachers to obtain work authorisation to teach English to minority students in Yunnan province.
Becky has spoken on Chinese immigration-related topics at conferences in Hong Kong and Shanghai organised by the Employee Relocation Council. Becky has also been the featured speaker in seminars in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Shenyang sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, the European Chamber of Commerce in China, the British Chamber of Commerce in China and the US Consulate Shenyang.
Becky is a member, legal committee, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai; member, human resources committee, European Chamber of Commerce in China; and a member, human resources committee, British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. She has been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration since 2011
Becky was educated at China Southern Yangtze University School of Law, 2002. She speaks Chinese, Shanghainese and English.
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