In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’ll dive back in and give you a refresher on extraordinary ability visas. We’re talking about O-1A’s for people who are coming temporarily to the U.S. as well as EB-1A green cards. These are the ones that you can self-petition by being a leader in your field in a country outside of the U.S.
I also talk briefly about the LIKE Act, a bill for a startup visa, which is a very exciting program I’m grateful to be a part of. It’s not a law yet. But this is a major real step forward. And I contributed some of the changes to its passage such as the removal of the numerical limitations. So if you’re going to get a green card through this new program, you do not have to wait in any sort of line based on your country of birth. You just immediately apply for the phase two adjustment of status or an immigrant visa. There’s no additional backlog and you will not have to look at the visa bulletin.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- The LIKE Act for startup visas
- The increase in demand for tech talent in the U.S.
- No quota and lottery for the O-1A visa
- What you get from the Extraordinary Ability Bootcamp
- Things to take note of regarding O-1 visas and EB-1A green card
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