Many of the most innovative and fastest growing businesses in the US have been founded by foreign nationals working or studying in the US. The GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the GW International Services Office, will host a clinic to connect GW’s international student entrepreneurs with attorneys who can give some initial guidance on navigating the US immigration system. This clinic will discuss the immigration options available to GW international students as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through creating a business or start up.
Space is limited. Once you've registered your attendance on Eventbrite, attendees must confirm an appointment time via DOODLE. Participants in the one-on-one sessions must sign up for a time slot when registering for a ticket. Limit one time slot per student. Once sign-ups for the one-on-one sessions has filled up, guests will be directed to be on a waitlist.
This clinic will have two components:
- An overview presentation of the immigration options for international student entrepreneurs
- One-on-one consultations with greater DC area immigration attorneys.
Our speaker will discuss OPT/CPT, H-1B visas, O-1 visas, the E-1 and E-2 Treaty visa status, EB-5 Investor Visa Program, as well as some of the proposed legislative changes to the immigration laws that might benefit investors and entrepreneurs. Students will then be able to meet for one 20 minute session with an attorney to discuss specific issues.
Required documents to bring to 1-on-1 appointments:
- I-20 (copy on phone will suffice)
- Copy of your passport and the passport of your spouse or significant other
This event is available to GW students ONLY. If you are a GW student, you must sign up using your GW email address. All GW statuses will be verified.
If interested in attending this event, please register for only 1 ticket type. If there are multiple ticket types that apply to you, please only select your primary designation (i.e. I am both a GW student & staff member, but GW staff is my primary designation.)