Dear Sophie How can I return to the United States as a founder?
- I recommend working with an immigration attorney to determine the best options based on your long-term goals, as well as a corporate attorney to discuss the best structure for your startup’s U.S. entity to make it attractive to investors.
- Consular officers have the discretion to waive the visa interview requirement for certain work visas like the O-1A and H-1B if the beneficiary was previously issued a visa and has never been refused one.
- Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies.“Your questions are vital to the spread of knowledge that allows people all over the world to rise above borders and pursue their dreams,” says Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley immigration attorney.
- What are my options for returning to the U.S. as a founder?— Fast-Moving FounderDear Fast-Moving,Congratulations on launching your own venture and making the move to jump back to the States to expand your startup and secure investors!
- The U.S. Department of State extended the visa interview waiver program until the end of this year.
- Now I want to return to the U.S. to raise funds for my startup.
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