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  • Is It Harder to Get an H-1b Visa If You Work for a Start up Compared to Working for a Well-Known Company?
    Is It Harder to Get an H-1b Visa If You Work for a Start up Compared to Working for a Well-Known Company?

    If by “well known,” you mean old, big and profitable, then, yes, it’s harder to get H-1B visas for startups in comparison. The H-1B visa was initially intended for use by large companies to bring in ...

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  • Sorry Trump: The Best Immigrants Are African
    Sorry Trump: The Best Immigrants Are African

    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was recently quoted saying that most undocumented immigrants 'don't have skills' to integrate into the U.S. “The vast majority of the people that move illegally ...

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  • Given a Choice, Is the L-1 Visa or the H-1b Visa the Better Option?
    Given a Choice, Is the L-1 Visa or the H-1b Visa the Better Option?

    In general, I would say the L-1A (versus the L-1B) visa is more optimal than the H-1B visa. Here are some of the reasons why: Longer validity period No cap/quota (you can apply at any time) Spouses ...

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  • Love and Immigration in the USA
    Love and Immigration in the USA

    Fiancé(e) & Marriage Green Card Questions U.S. immigration is getting more and more complicated by the day. Thankfully, though, the immigration process for family members is still relatively straight ...

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  • What kind of work visa should a Canadian get for a marketing job in the US?
    What kind of work visa should a Canadian get for a marketing job in the US?

    If you have a U.S. Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, then you can look into the H1B visa. If you are already with a company, then you can look into the L1 visa for an intra-company transfer. If you ...

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  • For the E-1 visa, is it possible for me (owner of the company) to apply for the visa for myself (as an employee of my own company)?
    For the E-1 visa, is it possible for me (owner of the company) to apply for the visa for myself (as an employee of my own company)?

    The E visa is one of the few visas that allows foreign nationals to start up their own companies in the U.S. Along those lines, therefore, the answer is, yes, you apply for the visa yourself as the E1 ...

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