Startup founders can qualify for the O-1 visa to work in the U.S. 

Legalpad has helped hundreds of growing startups secure work visas for founders and key team members.

PERSONAL SUPPORT

Each application is carefully reviewed by an experienced immigration attorney. 

TOP-NOTCH QUALITY

We use a combination of people, technology and data to prepare a thorough application.

QUICK & EASY

We're faster than your average attorney and we take all the paperwork off your place.


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We’d love to explore your immigration options with you.

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ADVANTAGES OF THE O-1 VISA

Legalpad was relentless and confident every step of the way, and for someone who didn't feel particularly 'extraordinary' for the O-1, they made us feel that it's actually possible.

Jijo Sunny

CEO & Co-Founder, Buy Me a Coffee

Founder, Ally

Chris Pitchford

I've personally had two visa petitions approved with Legalpad, which have allowed me to create tremendous value in the US. I simply wouldn't trust anyone else to handle my file. 

OUR HAPPY CLIENTS  

I've personally had two visa petitions approved with Legalpad, which have allowed me to create tremendous value in the US. I simply wouldn't trust anyone else to handle my file. 

It’s not about the job for Legalpad–it’s about helping people out.

Sujay Suresh Kumar

Cofounder and COO, Lilu, Inc

Director of People Operations, Shyft

Krista Ahlgrim

As a small operations team, I needed a partner I could trust to take the time to get to know us as a company and our employees as individuals so we could feel good about every visa application submitted. Legalpad showed up in this way for us, and has had 100% success so far.

As a small operations team, I needed a partner I could trust to take the time to get to know us as a company and our employees as individuals so we could feel good about every visa application submitted. Legalpad showed up in this way for us, and has had 100% success so far.

WHY WORK WITH US

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our legal experts to see how to bring visa benefits to your team. Legalpad guarantees approval or your money back.

SIMPLIFIED

Our designated legal experts and network attorneys prepare your employee’s petition and legal documents, making the process fast and easy. 

WHY WORK WITH US

98% APPROVAL RATE

Legalpad specializes in preparing a strong petition which highlights your employee’s achievements. We stand behind our 98% approval rate for visa applications.

Our designated legal experts and network attorneys prepare your employee’s petition and legal documents, making the process fast and easy. Legalpad specializes in preparing a strong petition which highlights your achievements.

 

Legalpad navigates the complicated work visa process so you don't have to.

Our designated legal experts and network attorneys prepare your employee’s petition and legal documents, making the process fast and easy. Legalpad specializes in preparing a strong petition which highlights your employee’s achievements.

 

Legalpad navigates the complicated work visa process. 

So you DON'T have to. 

Few travel restrictions. Indefinite renewal. Flexible criteria.

 

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Few travel restrictions.

Indefinite renewal.

Flexible criteria.

FIVE STRAIGHT FORWARD STEP PROCESS

Our designated legal experts and network attorneys prepare your employee’s petition and legal documents, making the process fast and easy. Legalpad specializes in preparing a strong petition which highlights your employee’s achievements.

 

Legalpad navigates the complicated work visa process so you DON'T have to.

Unlike the H-1B, there is no
lottery or limit on O-1 visas
 

Legalpad navigates the complicated work visa process. 

So you don't have to. 

WHY WORK WITH US

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our legal experts to see how to bring visa benefits to your team. Legalpad guarantees approval or your money back.

SIMPLIFIED

Our designated legal experts and network attorneys prepare your employee’s petition and legal documents, making the process fast and easy. 

WHY WORK WITH US

98% APPROVAL RATE

Legalpad specializes in preparing a strong petition which highlights your employee’s achievements. We stand behind our 98% approval rate for visa applications.

We’d love to explore your immigration options with you.

We’d love to explore your immigration options with you.

Startup founders can qualify for the O-1 visa to work in the U.S. 

Legalpad has helped hundreds of growing startups secure work visas for founders and early team members.

Legalpad has helped hundreds of growing startups secure work visas for founders and key team members.

FIVE STRAIGHT FORWARD STEP PROCESS

FIVE STRAIGHT FORWARD STEP PROCESS

Legalpad has helped hundreds of growing startups secure work visas for founders and early team members.

OUR HAPPY CLIENTS  


No Lottery


Unlike the H-1B, there is no
lottery or limit on O-1 visas.

 


No Minimum Salary 


Pay yourself whatever you want,
because there is no minimum. 

 


Leads to Green Card 


The O-1 visa puts you on a direct path to apply for a green card.

 


Easy to Change Employers 


There is no seasonality, so you can apply any time. 

 


No Deadlines 


It’s easy to apply for another O-1 at a new employer.

 


No Degree Required 


You do not need a university degree or its equivalent. 

 

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Learn more about the O-1 visa and see if you qualify

We’d love to explore your immigration options with you.

We’d love to explore your immigration options with you.

Get Started


Learn more about the O-1 visa and see if you qualify

We’d love to explore your immigration options with you.

Our designated legal experts and network attorneys prepare your employee’s petition and legal documents, making the process fast and easy. Legalpad specializes in preparing a strong petition which highlights your employee’s achievements.

 

Legalpad navigates the complicated work visa process so you DON'T have to.

Our designated legal experts and network attorneys prepare your employee’s petition and legal documents, making the process fast and easy. Legalpad specializes in preparing a strong petition which highlights your achievements.

 

Legalpad navigates the complicated work visa process. 

So you don't have to. 

ADVANTAGES OF THE O-1 VISA

No Lottery

No Minimum Salary 

Pay yourself whatever you want,
because there is no minimum. 

Leads to Green Card

The O-1 visa puts you on a direct path to apply for a green card.

No Deadlines

It’s easy to apply for
another O-1 at a new employer.

 

Easy to Change Employers

There is no seasonality, so you can apply any time. 

No Degree Required 

You do not need a university degree or its equivalent. 

CRITERIA FOR THE O-1 VISA


 You only need to meet at least of the 8 criteria.


Awards


If you raise venture capital, then you meet this criterion



Membership


If you’ve gone through an accelerator, then you meet this criterion.

 


Critical Employment


If you founded a venture-backed company, then you meet this criterion.

 


High Remuneration


If you have significant equity in a venture-backed company, then you meet this criterion.

 


Press


If you get coverage in major media, then you meet this criterion.

 


Scholarly Articles


If you’ve authored scholarly articles, then you meet this criterion.

 


Judging


Inventions, patents, original technology. 

 


If you’ve judged a startup competition, then you meet this criterion.

 


Original Contributions

Our designated legal experts and network attorneys prepare your employee’s petition and legal documents, making the process fast and easy. Legalpad specializes in preparing a strong petition which highlights your employee’s achievements.

 

Legalpad navigates the complicated work visa process so you DON'T have to.


If you raise venture capital, then you meet this criterion.

Legalpad navigates the complicated work visa process. 

So you don't have to. 

CRITERIA FOR THE O-1 VISA

Awards

Membership


If you’ve gone through an accelerator, then you meet this criterion.

Critical Employment

If you founded a venture-backed company, then you meet this criterion.

High Remuneration


If you get coverage in major media, then you meet this criterion.

Press

If you have significant equity in a venture-backed company, then you meet this criterion.

Scholarly Articles

If you’ve authored scholarly articles, then you meet this criterion.

You only need to meet at least of the 8 criteria.

Judging

If you’ve judged a startup competition, then you meet this criterion.

Original Contributions


Inventions, patents, original technology

$1,000 credit towards your work visa services from Legalpad

$1,000 credit towards your work visa services from Legalpad