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Founder Spotlight:
Vicki Guan | Co-Founder of Evri

We recently got to spend some time talking with Vicki Guan, co-founder of Evri. She’s one of our innovative and inspiring customers who has drawn on her life experiences as she’s created a market-altering product. Even in the midst of so many unforeseen impacts of COVID-19, Vicki and her team are working tirelessly to adapt to our changing world.

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Legalpad Staff Attorney Tips On Drafting The Best O-1 Petition

For the O-1 visa petition, there are several things to keep in mind when drafting a petition. Here are some tips from our staff attorney team.

FAQs

L-1B FAQ

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.

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L-1A FAQ

L-1A is a nonimmigrant classification that allows a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the U.S. or to establish a new office in the U.S.

Startups

Hitting The Accelerator

If you're an entrepreneur in the tech space -- or any space really -- you’ve probably at least heard of, or considered going through an accelerator. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of taking that step.

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Paths For Students After Graduation

If your graduation is coming up, or you just want to be prepared for when the time comes, you’re probably thinking about how you’ll transfer from your F-1 visa when you enter the workforce. Here are some options.

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Qualifying For The O-1

The O-1 visa may seem out of reach, but thousands of startup founders and key talent qualify without even knowing it. This article walks you through the O-1 criteria and how to qualify.

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E-3: Preference Category For Skilled Workers

The E-3 is an employment-based nonimmigrant visa for citizens of Australia. See list of FAQ regarding the E-3 here.

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Change of Status Approval Checklist (Non-Canadian Citizens)

A “change of status” approval means is that your status will automatically change. See the checklist in this article for next steps.

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Visas During COVID-19

Answers to frequently asked questions from our office hours about COVID-19’s impact to USCIS processing and international travel. Updated as of September 15, 2020.

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Premium Processing Explained

Premium processing is a service offered by the USCIS that expedites your petition response for a fee. This article walks you through premium processing, as well as recent changes to the process.

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How To Set Up An Immigration Program At Your Company

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

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TN FAQ

TN is a nonimmigrant classification created under the the U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) granted to qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to seek temporary U.S. entry to engage in business activities.

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Change of Status Approval Checklist (Canadian Citizens)

A “change of status” approval means your status will automatically change. There's no further action required to activate the status. Please follow the checklist below for next steps.

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O-1 Status: Extension, Amendment, and Change of Employer

After you’ve been granted classification as an O-1 “Alien of Extraordinary Ability”, here are four things to keep in mind to maintain your O-1 status.

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How To Get A U.S. Green Card

A detailed guide to obtaining an employment-based green card from start to finish.

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The EB-1 vs EB-2 Explained

The key differences between the EB-1 and EB-2 and how to best get on you on the path to get a U.S. green card.

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What is “Original Contribution” for the O-1A?

The O-1A is a U.S. work-authorized status for people with extraordinary ability in sciences, education, business, or athletics.

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Six Things to Consider When Starting Your Visa Petition

We asked six of our experts what would be the one thing they wish our clients knew before starting this process. Here’s who they are, and what they said.

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EB-1C: Multinational Manager or Executive

The EB-1C is an immigrant petition that puts you on the path to getting a green card. To be eligible for an EB-1C, you must have been employed by a company for at least one year in a manager or executive role.

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EB-1B: Outstanding Professor and Researcher

The EB-1B is an immigrant petition that puts you on the path to getting a green card. To be eligible for an EB-1B, you must demonstrate international recognition for your outstanding achievements in a particular academic field.

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EB-1A: Alien of Extraordinary Ability

The EB-1A is an immigrant petition that puts you on the path to getting a green card. To be eligible for an EB-1A, you must demonstrate that you have extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.

FAQs

F-1 Student FAQ – Fall 2020

Whether your university is fully remote, or you’re taking classes on campus, or a mix of both, the good news is that if you were on a valid F-1 as of March 9, 2020, you’re unaffected by the recent government orders.

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The Visa Interview: Helpful tips

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Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID)

A Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) is USCIS’ way of letting you know that they don’t expect your application to be approved.

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Documents Checklist for H-1B Sponsors

Did you know that startups are eligible for H-1B visa sponsorship? You don’t need to be a large, established corporation to hire talent on an H-1B visa.

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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 helps the … Continued

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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 … Continued

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O-1A FAQs

You’re an insanely busy startup founder, not a work visa master. If you’re struggling to understand your work visa options, don’t spend another second worrying about it–we have you covered!

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H-1B FAQs for Startups

You’re an insanely busy startup founder, not a work visa master. If you’re struggling to understand your work visa options, don’t spend another second worrying about it—we have you covered!

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B-1 FAQs

You’re an insanely busy startup founder, not a work visa master. If you’re struggling to understand your work visa options, don’t spend another second worrying about it—we have you covered!

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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 to qualify for the O-1A.