L-1 visa

What are my options for changing my immigration status so I can work at a startup in the U.S. within a year or two?

Dear Sophie: What are my options for changing my status from an L-1 visa?

Can I change my L-1B visa to an H-1B with a different company? My understanding is that L visas are restricted to working only with the issuing company.

Dear Sophie: How do I change my L-1B to an H-1B through the lottery?

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

I’m on an L-2 visa as a dependent spouse to my husband’s L-1A. My EAD (work permit) is expiring in May. How long is the current process?

Dear Sophie: Can I do anything to speed up the EAD renewal process?

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Dear Sophie: Is there an easier route to L-1As and STEM O-1As?

As my Indian company continues to grow, I’m considering coming to the U.S. with my family and purchasing a home. What are my best options?

9:09 am PDT • March 16, 2022
Dear Sophie: Is there an easier route to L-1As and STEM O-1As?

I’m an entrepreneur in Guatemala and would like to come to the United States to expand my tech company. What is the best way to do that?

Dear Sophie: How do I successfully expand my company to the US?

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…

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

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Dear Sophie: Now that a judge has paused Trump’s H-1B visa ban, how can I qualify my employees?

We have several new hires waiting for visa interviews outside of the U.S. How can they now qualify to get visas to come to the U.S.?

9:30 am PDT • October 5, 2020
Dear Sophie: Now that a judge has paused Trump’s H-1B visa ban, how can I qualify my employees?

Exceptions for new H-1B visas at embassies and consulates around the world will help a lot of tech companies whose employees got stuck outside the U.S.

Dear Sophie: Latest immigration and H-1B updates

There’s no rule that prevents you from hiring people who you happen to be friends with, but unfortunately there’s no immigration category for friends, either!

Dear Sophie: How can I bring my brilliant friends from Guatemala to work at my startup?