E-2 visa

Dear Sophie: What are the pros and cons of the E-2 and L-1A visas?

I’m from Colombia and currently considering both the E-2 investor and L-1A executive visas. What are the pros and cons of each?

Dear Sophie: Which visa is best for bootstrapping a startup?

I'm a founder from Germany. Our customers are mainly U.S.-based, and we don’t plan to raise any capital from investors. What's my best option for bootstrapping my startup in the U.S.?

Dear Sophie: What are the visa options for international founders?

I started a startup in Pakistan with a couple of co-founders a few years ago. One of the co-founders and I want to move to the United States to access the market. What are our visa options?

Dear Sophie: How can US tech companies support Ukrainians with immigration?

Here are some guidelines for how U.S. founders, tech companies, and VCs can support Ukrainian citizens with U.S. immigration.

Dear Sophie: Options for founder moving on from E-2 visa

A founder of a startup on an E-2 visa, I am raising funds, which will reduce my ownership and prevent me from meeting E-2 requirements. What can I consider next that would also allow my spouse to cont

Dear Sophie: Any advice for living my dreams in Silicon Valley?

After trying to find an H-1B job to immigrate to the U.S. for several years, I took a position with a company in Canada. My dream is to immigrate to Silicon Valley to start my own venture. Any advice?

Dear Sophie: What should I know about prenups and getting a green card through marriage?

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?

Dear Sophie: Any upgrade options for E-2 visa holders interested in changing jobs?

My employer, a company based in Slovakia, moved me to the U.S. to help establish our U.S. operations. What are my options if I want to look for other job opportunities here in the U.S. with a differen

Dear Sophie: I came on a B-1 visa, then COVID-19 happened. How can I stay?

I had only planned to stay a couple months, but got stuck. Now my company has some real opportunities to expand. How can I stay and start working?