Category: For Immigrants


USCIS suspends premium processing

USCIS has temporarily stopped taking requests for premium processing. Premium processing allows applicants to fast-track the visa application processing time to 15 days–for an additional fee of $1,440. Without premium…

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COVID-19 update from Legalpad

While there isn’t an exact playbook to follow, sometimes it helps to know your options. Sign up for news updates and developments that impact immigration. We promise no hand-washing tips!…

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Founder Spotlight: Sujay Suresh Kumar

How this electrical engineer’s passion for technology carries forward his mission to support women Today we catch up with Sujay Suresh Kumar, cofounder and CTO of Lilu, the first hands-free…

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US Work Visas for Canadian Startups

There is no shortage of US work visa categories, and it can feel overwhelming to try to understand all the options.  Each visa category has its own set of terms…

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Everything You Need to Know About Work Visa Requests for Evidence (RFEs)

With the Request for Evidence (RFE) rates on the rise, it’s more important than ever to understand RFEs and how to address them. RFEs can leave you feeling uneasy, but…

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Common Work Visa Misconceptions

COO and Co-founder of Legalpad, Sara Itucas, weighs in on some of the most common work visa misconceptions. You can read this post and other answers on our recent Quora…

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Post-Accelerator To-Do List for International Founders

Congratulations on graduating from an accelerator program! That’s a huge accomplishment. If you’re an international founder, and you’re interested in staying in the US after the program ends, you’re probably…

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O-1A Criteria for Startup Founders

You’ll remember from our O-1A FAQs post, that there are eight criteria for the O-1A visa. The good news is you only have to meet a minimum of three criteria…

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Ace the B-1 Visa Interview

One of the requirements for the B-1 Temporary Business Visitor visa is an interview with a consular officer at the US embassy or consulate of your residence country. This interview…

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Visa Waiver Program FAQs

The Visa Waiver Program and ESTA takes far less planning than applying for a visa, but is it the right fit for you? Let’s dive into the details to find out!

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