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Fragomen (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
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Pudong New District
Shanghai,  200120


  • China Southern Yangtze University School of Law

Spoken Languages

  • Chinese
  • Shanghainese
  • English

Becky Xia

Becky is responsible for Fragomen China's practice, supervising a team handling inbound visas and work permits. As the leading professional in the increasingly complex area of China immigration, she is experienced in assisting multinational corporations, financial institutions, and other global employers with employment-based immigration and investor visas. Becky also advises clients on immigration-related compliance as well as strategies for the transfer of expatriate workforce into China and throughout the country.

Representative Experience

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 major global computer company on post-integration immigration requirements following major acquisition.

Assisted prominent artists and former diplomats to obtain visas and work permits.

Assisted multinational companies in obtaining work authorization for employees from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and overseas Chinese with US Green Cards.

Develop strategy for major retail company’s expat employees to obtain authorization to work at multiple branches simultaneously.

Assisted financial company to handle deportation and successful resumption of work authorization for expatriate banker.

Assisted overseas Fragomen offices to help Chinese nationals obtain overseas visas.

On a pro-bono basis, assisted volunteer retired American English teachers in obtaining work authorization to teach English to minority students in Yunnan province.

Professional Accomplishments


Member, Legal Committee, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

Member, Human Resources Committee, European Chamber of Commerce in China

Member, Human Resources Committee, British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

Publications and Lectures

Becky has spoken on China immigration-related topics at conferences in Hong Kong and Shanghai organized 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, European Chamber of Commerce in China, British Chamber of Commerce in China, and the U.S Consulate Shenyang.


Listed in the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, 2011 to 2013