In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined by Nadia Zaidi our expert on writing-intensive hard cases for startup founders, as we talk all about the L-1 visa and all it entails – the path to the green card, who qualifies and who doesn’t, and more.
The L-1 visa is for intracompany transferees, including managers, executives, and workers with specialized knowledge. This is an episode for people who already have an operating business in a country besides the U.S. and you need to send people to the US to either start a new business, raise funding for your startup, or open a sales and marketing branch.
The L visa is not the first visa type that would come to mind for a founder. But in some cases, a company may already have incorporated an entity abroad, they want to scale and break into the U.S. market but they’re not willing to shut down their foreign business. Hence, this is a great option for multinationals.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about: layoffs
- When to consider an L visa and who qualifies for an L-1 visa?
- What “specialized knowledge” means
- Choosing between an L-1 visa vs an E-2 visa
- Visa classification for the founding team
- What happens to immigration after a Delaware flip
- The importance of having an org chart for new offices
- How to get a head start on the EB-1C pathway
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