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?
I’m an entrepreneur who wants to expand my startup to the U.S. What are the benefits and drawbacks of various types of visas and green cards?
Can you help demystify the H-1B process and provide any tips? We also want to hire an Australian and transfer their E-3. How quickly can this be done?
I’m getting this question quite frequently now as more and more startups with recent funding rounds are looking to quickly expand.
How long does it typically take to get a green card for a spouse? Any tips you can share?
What goes into an H-1B petition? How has it changed in recent weeks? Is the lottery going to be wage-based or random?
My biological dad passed away several years ago when I was an adult and my mom has since remarried. Can they get green cards?
What is your sense as to how the new administration will change business, corporate and startup founder immigration to the U.S.?
I hear the random H-1B lottery will be replaced with a new system that selects H-1B candidates based on their salaries. How will this new process work?
Can you please share an overview of the U.S. immigration system and how it works so I can get the big picture and understand what I’m navigating?
I really want permanent residence, but I never won a Nobel prize; I’m single; and I don’t have a million dollars yet. However, I think I might qualify for an EB-2 NIW green card.
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I’m on an F1 OPT and am about to incorporate a startup with my two American co-founders. What were the biggest immigration changes in 2020 affecting us?
If my friend is a Dreamer in the U.S. who is undocumented but wants to found a startup, is it possible?
We’ve been so focused on building our startup that we haven’t kept up with all the recent changes. What are we supposed to do?
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One founder is on a green card and already works there. The other founder is from India and is working on an H-1B at a large tech company. Can the H-1B co-founder lead this company?