San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Navigating a path to citizenship can be difficult, which is why we've teamed up with two attorneys to present an overview of immigration issues for startups and entrepreneurs. Camiel Becker and Emily Wages, two San Francisco-based immigration attorneys, will join us on September 9th to discuss the visa and residency application processes, maneuvering common startup visa issues, and hurdles for those telecommuting or based out of coworking spaces.
This event is free and open to the public.
- Overview of temporary work visas and permanent residency applications
- Issues and pitfalls for startups
- How hard is it to get visas for startups that are new, small, and/or young?
- Self-petitioning vs visas that require a traditional offer of employment
- Visa hurdles for telecommuters and those based out of co-working spaces
- How you can prove a startup is viable to a government agency that expects a company to look more traditional
Camiel Becker is a managing partner at Becker & Lee LLP in San Francisco. He is certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Becker represents a number of companies and individuals in the employment-based immigration context, including mid- and small-sized businesses, researchers and scientists and IT professionals.
Emily Wages is a solo immigration attorney practicing in San Francisco. She specializes in representing small tech companies in the healthcare analytics, robotics, personal assistant, ad server, proximity-based social network spaces and more. She also enjoys working with artists, authors, scientists and families. Her husband is a UX researcher so she hears a lot about design sprints, beta users and interaction design around the house.
Other coming events at Hattery:
September 10 - Fact into Fiction: Richard Flanagan in conversation
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