Nonimmigrant Options for Entrepreneurs
August 25, 2020
2:00 PM (ET)
Finding an appropriate employment-based visa is often difficult enough, but for entrepreneurs the options are even more limited. This intermediate panel is intended as a discussion of nonimmigrant visa options specifically for foreign nationals who are trying to enter the United States to create and operate an American business. Our expert faculty will discuss strategies for foreign nationals trying to obtain work authorization in order to create and direct their own company. They also will address the formation of a business, and when work authorization becomes necessary in a company’s early days. Finally, the pros and cons of different visa options will be examined as they relate to the entrepreneur.
- Permissible Entrepreneurial Activities While on a B-1
- Establishing E-1 and E-2
- Rising to the Level of O-1A in Business: Tips for Establishing the Criteria
- Pros and Cons of the H-1B for Entrepreneurs: Current Trends in Co-Founder H-1B RFEs and Strategies for Overcoming Them
- L-1A New Office: How to Help Small Businesses Obtain L-1s in the Age of "Buy American and Hire American"
- The Impact of COVID-19 on Nonimmigrant Visas for Entrepreneurs
*Olivia Serene Lee (DL), AILA Diversity and Inclusion Committee Vice Chair, San Francisco, CA
*Lori Torgerson Chesser, Des Moines, IA
Susan J. Cohen, Boston, MA
Marco A. Moreno, Indianapolis, IN
*Invited, not yet confirmed
|AILA Member/International Associates||$129|
|AILA Members’ Paralegals||$129|
|AILA Nonprofit Members||$129|
|AILA Law Student Members||$129|
|Nonmember Law Students||$199|
The Nonimmigrant Options for Entrepreneurs web seminar takes place Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at the times noted below:
- 2:00 pm–3:30 pm eastern time
- 1:00 pm–2:30 pm central time
- 12:00 pm–1:30 pm mountain time
- 11:00 am–12:30 pm pacific time
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