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  • Is it legal to go through an incubator process under B-1 Visa?
    Is it legal to go through an incubator process under B-1 Visa?

    Typically, B1 visas are appropriate in order to participate in incubator programs. These programs normally involve attending trainings, meeting V.C.s, connecting with mentors, refining strategies, ...

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  • Can outside investors invest in my startup for the E-2 Visa?
    Can outside investors invest in my startup for the E-2 Visa?

    Yes, the short answer is that investors can invest in your U.S. startup for the E2 visa. However, the majority of your startup must be owned by citizens (or entities) of your country. So, for example, ...

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  • YCombinator, TechStars and other incubators are funding foreign entrepreneurs. Do the incubators have a visa program or must the entrepreneurs secure tourist or student visas?YCombinator, TechStars and other incubators are funding foreign entrepreneurs. Do
    YCombinator, TechStars and other incubators are funding foreign entrepreneurs. Do the incubators have a visa program or must the entrepreneurs secure tourist or student visas?YCombinator, TechStars and other incubators are funding foreign entrepreneurs. Do

    No, the incubators do not have a specific visa program. Foreign entrepreneurs would most likely use the B-1 business visitor visa to attend these incubator programs. But when it comes time to work for ...

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  • Can I pursue further studies in the U.S. while on an H-1B visa?
    Can I pursue further studies in the U.S. while on an H-1B visa?

    As an H-1B visa holder, you are permitted to take classes. However, the primary purpose of your being in the U.S. must be your H-1B employment and you must continue working for your H-1B employer in ...

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    k1 "Fiancé Visa" Streamlines the Marriage Process for Citizen/Noncitizen Couples

    K1 Visa - The “Fiancé Visa” Marriage between citizens of different countries can be complicated. For U.S. citizens seeking to marry foreign citizens, the K-1 visa can eliminate one of the most ...

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  • Can I do freelance work while on an H-1B visa?
    Can I do freelance work while on an H-1B visa?

    No, unfortunately not. You may not have any employment outside of your approved H-1B employment. Any other employment would require another work visa.

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