The IGDA provides advisory letters (0-1b, H-1b) for members of the organization and for non-members who are active in the games industry.
We charge $500 per letter, billable to the law firm for non-members and $250 per letter for existing members. Terms: Net 30 after a history of payment has been established.
In order to provide a letter we need a pre-drafted letter in Word (.docx) format with the qualifying criteria spelled out and copies of all supporting information (offer letter, other support letters, links or copies of work product information, school information (as needed), and, news articles and award announcements, etc. )
If there is sufficient information and justification for O1 status, we will add biographical information about the IGDA and the signatory (currently the Chairman), put it on letterhead, and send you a signed PDF of the result. If insufficient information is provided, we will request additional information. To put in a request, please email info [at] igda [dot] org.
How long does it take to receive a consultation letter once you receive our request?
It takes 3-5 business days after a request is made if sufficient information is provided (and payment is either made, for new clients).
Do you require hard copies or will an electronic file suffice?
Electronic only will be taken.
Is there a special cover letter we should include?
No, no cover letter is required.
Who do we make the check out to?
We bill to the law firm directly, so will need billing address, phone, email. When a request comes in, you will be provided payment instructions/option.
Our client is a member of IGDA, what do you need?
Great! You can expedite the process by providing their member number. Active members are charged at $250, inactive/non-members at $500.
What if you decide that the person does not qualify for the VISA?
We only charge for letters that we issue.