Understanding Visa Requirements for Startups

Adapted from Homeland Security by Phantamage @ flickrThis is a nice post from Chrisopher Golda on his blog, about Immigration Status for Startups.

He breaks it down into the best types of visas to get based on your role with the startup here in the United States, and explains why.

  • Founders  O-1TN or E-2 visas
  • Employees  O-1TN or H-1B visas
  • Interns  J-1 visa

Typical lawyers won’t be able to assist you with good visa advice, because it goes beyond the day-to-day incorporation, stock options agreements, and the like so doing some research and becoming aware of the different options you have as a Startup Founder or Employee is a good step to take. Worth checking out.

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