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I’m eligible to receive a visa and a work permit under my husband’s visa. Can I form my own startup with that dependent visa and work permit or do I need to find a job with an American company?
My spouse’s startup is transferring her to the U.S. to help set up an office there. Will I be able to go with her and work in the U.S.?
Keep in mind that terminating an employee that your company sponsored for a visa or green card can have ramifications for future hiring.
Thanks for reaching out. Based on your situation, the E-2 visa for treaty investors and employees may offer the best option.
"I was recently laid off but found another position at a growing biotech company. How long do I have to apply for a green card?"
Will receiving PPP funding count against me when I renew my E-2 or file my I-485 for my green card given the “Public Charge” restriction
The good news for you is that the temporary policy will not impact your prospects for getting a green card. Your employer will still be able to submit a green-card petition on your behalf including PE
When you lay off employees on an H-1B or TN visa, they will have 60 days or the visa end date plus 10 days — whichever is shorter — to find a comparable job or another visa to remain in the U.S.
I'm an E-3 visa holder and I usually go back to Australia to extend my visa. Given the COVID-19 travel restrictions, how do I extend my immigration status from inside the U.S.?
Would getting unemployment benefits hurt my or my spouse’s green card petition under the new public charge rule?
Thank you for asking the questions that are on the minds of many H-1B first-timers. Don’t worry! Several options exist if you’re not selected.
We had a great time hosting noted immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn on a live conference call with Extra Crunch members earlier this week. Sophie writes our “Dear Sophie” column, where she answer
It’s important to stay realistic — what we’re dealing with right now is a temporary situation, not a permanent one.
This is totally manageable, it’s just another small piece to consider. Take a look at your situation and get the support you need so your team can continue to be productive.
I’m supposed to marry my American fiancé next month, but I really wanted to immigrate based on my own accomplishments. What should I do?
"I currently have a B1/B2 visa. As my company continues to grow, we want to expand in the U.S. and possibly buy a house. I want to know what’s the best visa to obtain."
The U.S. government has shared much more information about changes to the H-1B visa program in recent weeks.
"I need to stay in the United States because my wife has her own H-1B and a great job that she loves, we have a U.S. citizen baby and we bought a house last year."
"Dear Sophie" is a collaborative forum hosted by Extra Crunch and curated by Sophie Alcorn, who is certified as a specialist attorney in immigration and nationality law.
I’ve heard there have been some changes to the H-1B lottery. What do I need to know to get started?