Foreign entrepreneurs often have a difficult time getting a work visa in the U.S. because our country does not offer a “startup visa” or any other option well-suited for startup founders. We have the expertise to utilize existing work visas for the unique needs of startup founders and early-stage companies. The most common options are O-1A, L-1A, L-1B and E-2 visas. The O-1A “Extraordinary Ability” visa is by far the most popular, and it is usually the best option for founders who can satisfy its requirements. Each visa category has a unique set of requirements, advantages and limitations.
To learn more about these and other visas, as well as options to transition to permanent residence (“green card”), please visit our Knowledge Center or Schedule a Consultation to discuss your specific situation.