Entrepreneurs

Igniting the spark

Entrepreneurship is vital to job creation and a strong U.S. economy. Foreign-born entrepreneurs in particular have a strong record of success in the U.S., as long as they can navigate the U.S. entrepreneur visa requirements necessary to launch a business.

When you work with the Serotte Law team, you gain a partner that has a thorough understanding of what it takes to remove visa hurdles and ease your path to success. From filing petitions on your behalf to securing employer sponsors, whatever your needs are, we are committed from day one.

If you are a foreign company seeking opportunities to relocate to the U.S., or want to open a U.S. division, we’ll work with you to creatively design an immigration strategy that will ensure your ongoing success continues at every growth stage.

As you become successful, you will likely need to hire critical employees to help you run your enterprise. We work with early-stage companies to ensure that your success continues by hiring the best talent, no matter where they are from. When you work with Serotte Law, you will get advisors who are truly committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Serotte Law also helps student entrepreneurs attending U.S. universities understand what the law requires before they can start their own businesses. For example, do you plan to participate in the day-to-day activities of running the business, or own a business and have others run daily activities? We can work closely with you so that you understand which activities are permissible as an F-1 student, and explore the options for gaining authorization to work without risking your F-1 status.

Entrepreneur Visas

E-2

Allows individuals of a treaty nation to work inside the U.S. based on an investment in the U.S. company.

E-3

Allows Australian citizens to temporarily work in the U.S. in a specialty occupation until completion of a work assignment.

E-5

Allows owners of businesses or investment companies to work in the U.S. if they meet a certain dollar limits and conditions.

H1-B

Allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers with a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in a specific specialty.

J-1

For research scholars, professors and exchange visitors participating in internships or training programs, especially useful to obtain business training in the U.S.

L-1

For employees of an international company with offices in the U.S. and abroad; allows foreign executives, managers and specialized knowledge workers to relocate to the U.S. location after certain terms are met.

O-1

For individuals with extraordinary ability in various fields, such as science, business, athletics and arts.

TN

Allows citizens of Canada and Mexico, as NAFTA professionals to work in the U.S. in prearranged activities for U.S. or foreign employers.

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With offices in Buffalo, New York, Silicon Valley and Toronto, Serotte Law is strategically located to support employers who want to live and prosper in the U.S. Our experienced team has seen it all when working to keep people in the country. We focus on making it happen for our clients so you can focus on what you came to this country to do, grow your business.