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Dear Sophie: What are the quickest visa options for bringing in international talent?

Most of our team works remotely, but some of our potential recruits would want to work in the office. What are the quickest visa options we should...

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Dear Sophie: How do I get an O-1 visa to freelance on web3 projects?

I'm a UX/UI designer in Europe working at a web3 company in the United States. I want to move to the U.S. to pursue work that allows me to have...

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Daily Crunch: Unknown hacker drains millions of dollars from thousands of Solana hot wallets

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Dear Sophie: How long am I required to stay at my current job after I get my green card?

My employer sponsored me for an EB-2 green card, and my application has been approved. Can I transfer my green card to another employer in a...

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Dear Sophie: Should co-founders on OPT, STEM OPT pursue H-1Bs?

My two co-founders and I are on OPT and STEM OPT. We're all from India and are considering the H-1B lottery. How can we structure our...

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Dear Sophie: What are the student and work visa processes for grads?

I’m in India, and want to apply to an American university to study computer science and AI. What's the visa process for students and for...

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Dear Sophie: Questions about green cards and EB-2 priority dates

I've been on an H-1B since 2011. I have an EB-2 I-140 approved with a priority date in April 2015. Will there any benefit from applying for an...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Abortion ban’s hiring impact, 3 e-commerce trends, how to pivot a startup

The Bay Area long ago lost its monopoly on launching disruptive technology, but startups based in states that ban abortion are at a disadvantage when...

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Daily Crunch: After filing for bankruptcy, crypto lender Voyager Digital says it will ‘maintain operations’

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Dear Sophie: How can we transfer a candidate’s H-1B and green card?

My startup needs to hire an AI expert, and our top candidate is asking us to transfer her H-1B and green card to our company. Can we do it? Do we...

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Dear Sophie: Will a doctor get a green card faster than an engineer?

I’m a software engineer, and I’ve been waiting for a green card number for three years. My wife is a doctor, so can she apply for a green card?...

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Dear Sophie: Which visa is best for bootstrapping a startup?

I'm a founder from Germany. Our customers are mainly U.S.-based, and we don’t plan to raise any capital from investors. What's my best...

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Dear Sophie: How do we handle being fully remote when it comes to immigration?

Our startup is looking to fill several new engineering positions. How do we handle H1-B transfers and being fully remote when it comes to immigration?

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Dear Sophie: How do we qualify for each of the O-1A criteria?

Our startup will be sponsoring my co-founders and me for O-1A visas. How do we qualify for each of the O-1A criteria?

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Dear Sophie: Can I do anything to speed up the EAD renewal process?

I’m on an L-2 visa as a dependent spouse to my husband’s L-1A. My EAD (work permit) is expiring in May. How long is the current process?

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Dear Sophie: What are the visa options for international founders?

I started a startup in Pakistan with a couple of co-founders a few years ago. One of the co-founders and I want to move to the United States to...

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Dear Sophie: Can a startup sponsor a graduating co-founder?

What are the options for an advanced-degree graduate from a U.S. university who wants to co-found a startup upon graduation? Can the newly minted...

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Dear Sophie: I didn’t win the H-1B lottery. What are my next steps?

My employer entered me in the H-1B lottery, but I wasn't selected. I heard that my degree now qualifies as a STEM field, making me eligible to...

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Dear Sophie: How long does it take to get International Entrepreneur Parole?

Both my co-founder and I have E-2 status. We need to find a quick visa option, as a VC investment will dilute our equity and we will no longer be...

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Dear Sophie: How long does it take to get International Entrepreneur Parole?

My co-founder and I have E-2 status and we're expecting a VC investment. We are interested in International Entrepreneur Parole, but we’re...

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Dear Sophie: 2 questions about the latest immigration news

My goal is to co-found a fintech startup while on an F-1 OPT. I heard that I could to qualify for STEM OPT given the expanded list of STEM fields....

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Dear Sophie: How can early-stage startups compete for talent?

As a first-time, early-stage startup founder, I find it difficult to compete against other startups on compensation. Any advice for reducing the cost...

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Dear Sophie: Will the H-1B lottery be based on the highest wages?

I’m currently working on OPT for an early-stage biotech startup. I heard that the next lottery will not select H-1B candidates based on the highest...

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Dear Sophie: Can our employee travel on DACA?

My company wants to send an employee to India to open an office there. He came to the U.S. from India as a child and now has DACA status. Can he take...

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Dear Sophie: Any unique immigration strategies for quick hiring?

I do recruitment for tech startups. With a surge of VC investing, many startups are urgently hiring. Which visas offer the quickest options for...

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Dear Sophie: What’s happening with visa application receipt notices?

Our startup has several employees on work visas or employment authorization. Many have been waiting for quite a while for the government to tell them...

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Dear Sophie: Does it make sense to sponsor immigrant talent to work remotely?

My startup is considering individuals who live outside the U.S. for a few positions we are looking to fill. Does it make sense to sponsor them for a...

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Dear Sophie: What type of visa should we get to fundraise in Silicon Valley?

Should we come to Silicon Valley to meet with venture capitalists? How should we begin that process? What type of visa should we get and how easy is...

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