US | New Guidance for International Entrepreneurs

On March 10, USCIS issued comprehensive guidance on international entrepreneurial parole. The guidance provides additional information on the implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule that the Obama administration published.

  • To be considered for parole, the applicant must demonstrate that a grant of parole will provide a significant public benefit to the United States based on the applicant’s entrepreneurial role with a start-up entity in the United States with significant potential for rapid growth and job growth creation.
  • The updated guidance provides applicants with information about the eligibility criteria, documentation requirements, use of discretion, the basis for termination, and ability of entrepreneur parolees to include their family members as parolees.
  • Notably, the international entrepreneur program is available to foreign nationals who initially entered without authorization or overstayed the terms of their nonimmigrant visa.

USCIS’s complete guidance is available here; additional fact sheets can be found here

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