Yeu Sik Hong



Yeu Sik Hong


Yeu S. Hong is a partner at  SGG Immigration LLP. Mr. Hong has practiced immigration law since 1998 and was employed at a Los Angeles based boutique immigration law firm for 13 years prior to joining SGG Immigration LLP in 2014. He represents individuals and corporations in a variety of industries, including consumer electronics, finance, health and science, food production, automobile components and high-technology.

Mr. Hong focuses on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services for start-up, mid-sized and large multi-national and U.S. corporations. He has advised individuals and corporations on immigration strategies for a wide range of employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of State.  He has extensive experience with various nonimmigrant visa categories, including H-1B, H-3, E-2, E-1, L-1A, L-1B, L-1 Blanket, TN, R, and J-1. In addition, he has experience with immigrant visa categories, particularly focused on labor certification and multi-national manager/executive petitions.

Mr. Hong has extensive experience representing individual clients with family-based immigration matters, including marriage and fiancé petitions, immigrant based adjustment of status and visa applications, and citizenship and naturalization issues.

Mr. Hong is currently the Vice Chair of AILA’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Liaison Committee. He has previously served as a Director of American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Board of Governors, Chair of AILA’s Department of State Liaison Committee, (2011/12, 2015/2016), and Chair of AILA’s Southern California Chapter Executive Committee (2006/2007).  He has also served on AILA’s Department of State Liaison Committee; Business Committee; and Transformation Committee.

Mr. Hong earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Diego and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego.  Mr. Hong resides in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, Carol and son, Maxwell. He enjoys traveling with his family and coaching his son’s youth basketball team.


Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, AILA National Conference, Advanced Issues Facing Entrepreneurs (2018)
  • Moderator, AILA Webinar, Advanced Issues for Blanket L-1 Petitions (2018)
  • Panelist, AILA California Chapters Conference, Trends in Consular Processing for Employment-Based Cases (2017)
  • Panelist, AILA National Conference, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Open Forum (2017)
  • Panelist, AILA Spring Conference, Department of State Open Forum (2016)
  • Panelist, Immigrants List Spring Conference, E-2 versus L-1 Visas (2016)
  • Panelist, AILA Liaison Podcast, Department of State Liaison Update (2016)
  • Panelist, AILA National Conference, E-2 Treaty Visas, State of the Art Issues (2015)
  • Panelist, AILA Webinar, E-1/E-2 Visas, Navigating the Consular Posts (2015)
  • Panelist, AILA National Conference, Nonimmigrant Visas II (2013)
  • Panelist, AILA Southern California Chapter Winter Conference, Consular Roundtable (2013)
  • Panelist, AILA National Conference, Consular Processing 101 (2012)
  • Panelist, AILA National Fundamentals of Immigration Law Workshop, Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing, Workshop with the Experts (2012)
  • Panelist, AILA National Conference, Family Fundamentals: Green Cards Part II (2011)
  • Panelist AILA National Spring Conference, Governmental Agency Roundup (2011)
  • Panelist, AILA National Fall Conference, Thorny Problems with Nonimmigrant Work Visas (2010)
  • Panelist, AILA National Conference, What You Don’t Know May Hurt You, Secrecy in Government Lookout List (2010)
  • Panelist, AILA California Chapters Conference, Nonimmigrant Visa Processing: Canada, Mexico, India and the Pacific Rim Countries (2010)



  • “Government Lookout Lists: What Are They, Who Has Access, and How to Challenge or Remove Name,” AILA Immigration Practice Pointers, (2010-2011 Edition)
  • “The Current State of L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visas,”  AILA California Conference Handbook (2013)


Professional Positions Held

  • Vice Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Ombudsman Committee (2016-2017)
  • Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Department of State Liaison Committee (2010-2011, 2015-2016)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Business Committee (2011-2012, 2013-2014)
  • Director, Board of Governors, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (2006-2007, 2010-2011)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Department of State Liaison Committee (2007 -2011)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Distance Learning Committee (2009-2010)
  • Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Southern California Chapter (2006-2007)


Awards & Recognition

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) President’s Commendation (2016)



  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science


Bar Admission

  • California