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Can I Expedite a U.S. Visa Application?

How can a Start-up help expedite a US visa application process for a future employee/co-founder?

Generally, there are no ways to technically expedite a visa application. I would say the most time consuming aspects are putting together the visa application package (which can be onerous depending on the type of visa), responding to USCIS’s Requests for Evidence (which can be quite lengthy), and of course waiting for USCIS to process the application (which can take several months depending on the type of visa).

In order to have a smooth visa application process, it is important to first put together a solid and comprehensive package. This could eliminate any Requests for Evidence. Often, the process gets delayed because the original application was incomplete or weak.

You can also expedite certain visa applications by requesting Premium Processing, which costs an additional $1225 on top of the normal filing fees.

If you have any further questions about US visa requirements, please feel free to contact us and we can help you out.