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Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Beverly Hills, California
  • Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Chinchoy is the founding attorney of Immigration General Counsel | Iyer Demirovic Chinchoy LLP, a boutique immigration law firm based in Beverly Hills, Calif. Chinchoy focuses on representing entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses on their immigration matters. Her extensive expertise in this field includes advising U.S. businesses on the operational benefits of immigration programs, along with helping foreign entrepreneurs to obtain EB-5, L-1, E-2, and EB-1 visas.

Throughout her career, Chinchoy has assisted with several successful I-526 petitions and I-829 petitions and has advised businesses on EB-5 compliance matters, along with regional centers seeking designation. She has assisted on projects ranging from a $1 million direct investment in a vineyard-related operation to a $180 million New York development enterprise with $140 million funded by EB-5 capital.

In addition to advising foreign investors, projects, and regional centers, her immigration expertise includes litigation. She has represented foreign nationals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, USCIS, the Immigration Court, and the Central California Federal Court. This representation involved federal mandamus petitions, asylum, and withholding of removal, fiance visas, marriage-based permanent residence petitions, waiver applications, U visas, and more.

Chinchoy is particularly knowledgeable about Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and counsels her clients in preparing petitions that will be approvable upon filing. She previously worked as an EB-5 attorney for the Global Law Group, where she served as the lead of the firm’s post-filing team and concentrated on responding to complex EB-5 RFEs. Her gal is to provide an approachable EB-5 process for individual investors and business entities that will result in successful EB-5 petitions.

She was admitted to practice law before the California Central District Federal Court and the Supreme Court of California, and she is a member of California’s state Bar. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, summa cum laude, with her bachelor’s degree in international politics. She also attended the William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota and Pepperdine University Law School in California for her Juris Doctor. Chinchoy is fluent in English, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian.

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