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Visas for entrepreneurs

The immediate challenge faced by foreign nationals looking to start a business in the US is securing the right US visa. Immigration laws in the US are complex, and at times, even archaic. They have not been drafted for today’s flexible and nimble businesses. Add to it are the extremely long waits and processing times. The process of applying for and securing the right visa is tedious, time-consuming, and expensive. A wrong choice can jeopardize your whole business.

Sweta has helped several founders and co-founders secure the right visa so that they can pursue their professional goals unfettered. She has addressed multiple forums in Silicon Valley and Bangalore on the visa options available for foreign entrepreneurs. Her responses to questions from entrepreneurs/students at Stanford University lead to media/press coverage.

Sweta was invited to address the entrepreneurial community at Capital Factory, Austin to speak on the various US visa options available to foreign entrepreneurs. Her presentation can be viewed here.

In addition, watch the following videos aired on Sitaarre TV as part of the legal segment where Sweta discusses the various visa options available to foreign entrepreneurs.

January 15th: This video explains the US visa options available to foreign entrepreneurs-part 1

January 22nd: This video explains the US visa options available to foreign entrepreneurs-part 2

January 30th: This video explains the US visa options available to foreign entrepreneurs-part 3

February 5th: This video explains the US visa options available to foreign entrepreneurs-part 4

At The Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal, we understand that as an entrepreneur, your decisions on your start-up venture should be based on what is right for your business, not what is dictated by immigration. Sweta is a Chartered Accountant (akin to a CPA) and understands the financial and operational complexity of starting, managing and growing a business. That is why we make efforts to understand your professional objectives and constraints to arrive at creative and comprehensive solutions that work best for you and your venture. See what our clients have to say about our approach to help you achieve your goal of starting and working for your own business by helping you decide which visa works well for you.

The following are the various visas (both immigrant and non-immigrant) that may be utilized by foreign entrepreneurs to start and work for their own business:

  1. E
  2. H-1B
  3. O-1
  4. EB-5




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