L-1 visa

Dear Sophie: What are my options for changing my status from an 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: How do I change my L-1B to an H-1B through the lottery?

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

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: 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?

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

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: 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: 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.?

Dear Sophie: Latest immigration and H-1B updates

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

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!