The Latest from Sophie Alcorn
"Many have employees on OPT or STEM OPT who didn’t get selected in this year's H-1B lottery. Should we look to Canada?"
I’m a postdoc engineer who started STEM OPT after failing to get selected in the H-1B lottery. A colleague suggested I apply for an EB-1A green card, but I have not won any major awards. Tell me mor
I co-founded a startup and have an O-1A visa. My wife wants to return to work, but she cannot get authorization on an O-3. If I switch to International Entrepreneur Parole, can she get a work permit?
U.S. citizens who are at least 21 years and can sponsor a broader list of family members for green cards: parents, spouses, children and stepchildren, and brothers and sisters.
I’ve been working on an H-1B in the U.S. for nearly two years, but I’m unhappy with my job. I want to start something of my own in the U.S. Are there any immigration options that would let me do t
I launched a startup in Iran, and I’m happy to say it’s thriving. I'd like to expand in California. Now that Biden has eliminated the Muslim ban, is it possible? Is the pandemic still a problem?
I'd love to get a green card and expand my tech company in the U.S. Someone mentioned that I should apply for a diversity green card. Would you provide me with more details about it and how to apply?
I’ve been hearing a lot about International Entrepreneur Parole lately. How does parole work and how long does it take?
I do recruitment for tech startups. With a surge of VC investing, many startups are urgently hiring. Which visas offer the quickest options for international talent?
Our startup has several employees on work visas or employment authorization. Many have been waiting for quite a while for the government to tell them their applications have been received. Why?
My startup is considering individuals who live outside the U.S. for a few positions we are looking to fill. Does it make sense to sponsor them for a visa to work remotely from somewhere in the U.S.?
I’m the founder of an early-stage fintech startup. We really want to move to San Francisco to be near our lead investor. Can we use International Entrepreneur Parole? How does it work?
I’d like to establish my own company while maintaining my current, secure job. Can I keep working on the H-1B, found my own company, and then have my startup sponsor me for an H-1B or another visa?
My company is looking to hire a very talented data infrastructure engineer who is undocumented. She has never applied for DACA before. What is the latest on DACA? What can we do to support her?
I’m an entrepreneur who created my first startup a few months ago. Once it gets off the ground, I’d like to visit the U.S. to test the market and meet with investors. Which visas would let me do t
For the past few years, our company has put very promising candidates into the annual H-1B lottery. None of them have been selected. Are there any other ways we can obtain H-1Bs for our team members?
My startup registered two H-1B candidates in this year’s lottery. Sadly, neither was selected. Help! We can’t afford for them to have to leave the U.S. What are our options?
My soon-to-be spouse will sponsor me for a green card. Are there any minimum salary requirements for her to sponsor me? Is there anything I should keep in mind before starting the green card process?
I was originally looking at opening an office in Silicon Valley to be close to software engineers and investors, but then… COVID-19 :) A lot has changed over the last year - can I still come?
Should we come to Silicon Valley to meet with venture capitalists? How should we begin that process? What type of visa should we get and how easy is it to get?