Dear Sophie: Any upgrade options for E-2 visa holders interested in changing jobs? – TechCrunch
Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column from a practicing attorney that answers immigration questions about working at technology companies. Dear Sophie:I’m currently here in the U.S. on an E-2 visa. Is there a feasible process to upgrade my E-2 visa to another type, like an L? Both the L-1A visa and the L-1B visa enable multinational companies to transfer a manager, executive or specialized knowledge employee from an office abroad to a U.S. office — or to open an office in the U.S. — from an office abroad. The L-1A visa for intracompany executive or manager transferees is similar to the E-2 visa in that both allow the visa holder to come to the U.S. to set up a new office for the sponsoring company.