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L-1B is a nonimmigrant classification that allows a U.S. employer to transfer an employee with specialized knowledge from a foreign office to an office in the U.S. It can also be used to send a specialized knowledge employee to set up a new office in the U.S.


What is the Relationship Between Non-Profit Organizations and the H-1B Work Visa?

Many benefits await foreign workers who secure an H-1B work visa and can now live and work in the U.S.  While the H-1B work visa is the most competitive non-immigrant work visa (because the U.S. government caps new H-1B visas at 65,000 annually), there is a way around the cap number. Meaning; this could be the path you take if it is right for your circumstance.


How to Renew an O-1 Visa

At Legalpad, we’re experts at helping startup founders obtain O-1 work visas. We work with many people who have significant experience, education and accolades in their respective fields, making them a natural fit for the O-1 work visa.


EB-2 Visa Requirements and Qualifying for the EB-2 Green Card

What is an EB-2 visa? The EB-2 is an employment-based immigrant petition that puts you on the path to a green card. Given that this work visa is employer-sponsored and part of the green card category, it is commonly pursued by foreign nationals who are looking for the opportunity to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.


Understanding the Steps in the Green Card Process

This blog will help you better understand the green card process steps, what the various stages of this process are and how the timeline of the application process plays out. As you petition for a green card, we want you to understand what to expect. We hope to give you some insight into the overall timeline so you can give yourself the best chance of success.


How to Get a US Green Card if You Have a Temporary Work Visa

It is beneficial to pursue a nonimmigrant work visa before applying for permanent residency. Immigration paths (like family or employment-based green cards) are often considered to be the best ways to get a green card.


Employment-Based Green Card Types and How to Apply for Them

One of the most common paths for immigrants to get a green card is through an employer sponsor. Employment-based green cards allow employees to live and work in the United States as a permanent resident. Many of these employees have already been working in the U.S. with temporary nonimmigrant visas. When employers want to hire workers permanently, they can help them apply for a green card through employment.


How To Set Up a U.S. Work Visa Program for Your Remote Employees

Establishing  an immigration program for your company can feel like a daunting process. In this article, we'll walk through the process and benefits.


Things You Need to Know After O-1 Approval

Even with all the planning, paperwork and effort that comes with petitioning for a work visa in the U.S., the hardest part is arguably waiting for a response. But imagine how you’ll feel when the wait is over and you have your O-1 visa approval. All the hard work has paid off, and you now have the opportunity to work and build your dream in the U.S.


The Best H-1B Visa Benefits and How to Take Advantage of Them

One well-known U.S. work visa is the H-1B. We cover it in detail in two other blogs: H-1B Visa vs O-1 Visa: Which One Is Better? and Know How Company H-1B Visa Sponsorship Works. This visa is highly coveted because there are clear advantages to having an H-1B visa.


How Company H-1B Visa Sponsorship Works

At a time in our history where companies are operating within a greater global footprint - and a worldwide pandemic has ushered in a “great resignation” unlike any we’ve experienced - companies throughout the U.S. are becoming increasingly interested in H-1B visa sponsorship.


Detailed Guide On How To Change Visa Status From O-1 To H-1B

Navigating the U.S. Immigration landscape can be difficult, especially knowing how to compare the different benefits associated with a wide variety of visa types. Even if you’ve done the work to understand and pursue the right visa for your immigration case, it’s not unusual to find yourself in a position where you need to change your visa status.