Self-Sponsored Visa Reimbursement
Unfortunately, because we are remote with no physical offices, we are unable to sponsor Visas at this time. This includes visas for people who need sponsorship for work authorization and for people who are emigrating to another country. We hope that in the future the Visa rules will change to be more conducive to remote companies and are monitoring the situation in the US, UK, and other countries where we have team members. If you are emigrating to another country, you are responsible for obtaining your own Visa and ensuring that you comply with all local relocation and Visa rules.
To support this, thoughtbot will reimburse up to $1000 USD (or equivalent) of renewal costs for self-sponsored individuals (such as those on on EB-1 and EB-2 visas in the US), in each year that a renewal is required. Renewal costs include filing and legal fees.
This benefit is for the employee only and does not apply to dependents.
Due to the accounting and tax rules, the amount thoughtbot pays for your relocation is taxable income for you.