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Yingfei Zhou

Yingfei Zhou Associate Attorney

Attorney Yingfei Zhou is an active member of the California State Bar, the New York State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Joined the firm in 2012, Ms. Zhou practiced primarily on employment-based and investment-based immigration law. Ms. Zhou has experience in various aspects of business immigration, including employment-based permanent residence and nonimmigrant visas, as well as marriage-based immigration and citizenship matters. Specifically, she has provided counsel to clients in relation to employment in specialty occupation, nonimmigrant NAFTA professional visa, individuals with extraordinary ability and achievements, nonimmigrant trainee or special education exchange visitor visa, religious worker visa, E-2 treaty investor visa, waivers, applications for adjustment of status, employment certification (PERM) applications, motion to reopen/reconsider, re-entry permit, visa interviews, as well as extensive EB-5 investment immigration work.

Ms. Zhou received her Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B) from Zhejiang University, one of the top universities in China. She graduated with distinguished honor awarded by the Department of Education of Zhejiang Province and was editor-in-chief of law review of her law school in China. She subsequently attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA and obtained her Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.). Prior to joining the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick, Ms. Zhou has practiced in China for two years.

Outside the office, Ms. Zhou enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.

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Bar admissions

California, New York, China


Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Zhejiang University, P. R. China
LL.B., with Distinguished Honor


English and Chinese (Mandarin)

A Little Bit More About Yingfei Zhou

What is your position with the Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick?

How did you end up working for the Law Firm?
Job interview.

What does your job entail?
Case processing; Clients and prospects communications; Office blogging.

What is the most difficult part of your job?
The discretionary nature of immigration adjudication.

What is the best part of your job?
To guide/advise clients in their applications. And to work with amazing team mates.

Where are you originally from?
Hangzhou, China

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Traveling, watching TV shows, outdoors.

Do you have any unusual hobbies?
Seeking new food experience.

Can you tell us about your family, pet, etc.?
My parents both work for a major insurer of casualty insurance in China. I have uncle, aunt, and 3 cousins living in San Diego. My uncle is an American law professor. Aunt is the VP of Clinical Affairs at an ophthalmic device company. They have been great support since my coming to the U.S. in December 2010. Might consider raising a cute cat in the future.

Do you have a favorite saying or quote and if so, what is it and why?
Never say never - James Bond

A favorite book or move you would like to share?
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling are the ones I always like to share/recommend as a Potter fan.

Client Reviews
Great immigration lawyer, very professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Jacob always answered my questions, e-mails and calls; great customer service from him and everybody at his office. I highly recommend Jacob, probably the best immigration lawyer out there. Plinio Franca
I trust you know how much all of us at the Spreckels Organ Society appreciate your incredible generosity in providing legal assistance with the visas required by the international artists last year during our International Summer Organ Festival. We consider it an honor that you and your firm provided this service, and were delighted to publicize your firm in our concert materials. George H.
That's good news on the approval of our 3 executive L1A visas. You fought a tough RFE, but we won. We are pleased to be working with you. KB is also bringing passports tomorrow again to the US Embassy in Tashkent for visa processing. We look forward to his arrival to the US. Sarvar
I wanted to thank again and again for obtaining my E1 Treaty Trader visa for me. The process was not easy, especially since our trade was all based on Technology. You knew the law, and was able to craft an outstanding file to be presented to Immigration. We are now ready to take the business to the next level. Toda Raba
Thanks for helping me with my marriage-based immigration case. You were very accessible - taking my calls, returning my messages and emails promptly. You answered all my questions. I was most impressed and relieved that you attended the immigration interview with me and my wife. You made the whole process streamline and simple. You really know your stuff, and you're a nice, friendly guy as well. Shane P.