All posts by daphne

Just a 20-somethings law student trying to see the world, one country at a time.

China Visa Series: Getting The Chinese Green Card (D Visa)

Whether you want to visit China long-term as a business owner or just on holiday, a necessary hoop you’ll have to jump through is getting a visa. And there’s no denying it’s a complex system. This will be a three part series that will guide you through the process of getting the three most desired ...

A Business Owner’s Introduction to Registering Trademarks in China

You spent countless hour thinking up the identifying marks of your business: its name, its logo, and its slogan. But when you bring your business to China you run the very real risk of losing all three since IP laws in your country may not be recognized in China. In some cases, it’s just a ...

The Foreign Citizen’s Guide to Starting a Business in the US

The United States doesn’t bar foreign citizens from establishing businesses in the US. In fact, at first glance, it may seem easy for a foreign citizen to do so – in general they need merely follow the same procedure as a US citizen. However, there are a myriad of factors that can stymie a foreign business owner. ...

Starting Your Business in China: The Essentials

Starting a business in China can be a difficult task, filled with nuance and knots, which can be a culture shock for US citizens who might be used to the more straightforward process of business formation. For that reason, it’s always best to go in prepared for the opportunities and obstacles, preferably with an agent who knows the ...

Applying for a US Tourist Visa as a Filipino citizen comes with its unique challenges

Getting a visa to the United States can be a challenge for citizens of some countries, even if you only want a visa for a short amount of time. For Filipino citizens, temporary visas are obtained through the U.S. Embassy in Manila. These temporary visas are nonimmigrant, which means that you will not be able to ...