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How To Meet the Judging Criteria for the O-1 Visa

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Judging hackathons, peer-reviewing articles, and sitting on a panel at a competition are just a few ways you can meet the O-1 judging criterion.

Founder Spotlight: Adebola Sanni of ErrandPay

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Adebola Sanni is truly extraordinary. After working in nearly every corner of the tech world, a failed road trip sparked the idea for fintech startup ErrandPay, enabling Africans to "spend like a local in any country."

The 6 Best Startup Technologies for Remote Teams

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Post-pandemic, the number of remote workers is growing rapidly. We have selected six technologies that aim to improve the remote work experience.

What Are “Published Materials” For The O-1A Visa?

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Did you know that press can help you get your O-1 visa approved? "Published Material" is one of the eight O-1 criteria.

Staying in the U.S. After Your OPT Expires

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Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a great way for early-career founders to work for their startup in the U.S. It doesn't last forever. What comes next?

How To Talk To Your Employer About Sponsoring Your Work Visa

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As a non-resident, it's important to know how to talk to U.S. employers about immigration. Here are some pointers to help you navigate those conversations with confidence.

Startup Spotlight: Interstride is Closing the Opportunity Gap for International Students

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Interstride is closing the opportunity gap for international students through technology and university partnerships. Here, Co-Founder and CEO Nitin Agrawal shares his own journey as an international student and startup founder.

O-1A Criteria for Startup Founders

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There are eight criteria for the O-1A visa. The good news? You only have to meet a minimum of three criteria to qualify for the O-1A.

How to Apply For an O-1 Visa

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At Legalpad, we often work alongside startup founders who need help discovering what different types of work visas are available to them, and which ones are the best fit for their specific goals and individual immigration cases.

How to Strengthen Your Employment-Based Green Card Profile

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Some founders naturally qualify for a green card because of their accomplishments. For others, it is important to proactively build up a strong EB1 or EB2 NIW profile.

EB-2 Exceptional Ability Criteria Explained

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Even if you don't have an Advanced Degree, you can still qualify for the EB-2 by proving that you have "Exceptional Ability."

Can I Get a TN Visa as a Startup Founder?

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Yes, Canadian and Mexican startup founders can qualify for the TN nonimmigrant visa! Here we review whether the TN is a viable option for you.