Foreign entrepreneurs can now submit an application for temporary residency in the U.S.—or Entrepreneur Parole—under the International Entrepreneur Rule parole program.
The Alcorn Immigration Law team stands ready to help entrepreneurs file for parole—a temporary stay in the U.S. for up to five years. The International Entrepreneur Rule (IER) provides the closest option to a “startup visa” in the U.S.
Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published Form I-941, the application for Entrepreneur Parole. IER allows startup founders to come to the U.S. to build their companies. The application form comes two weeks after a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration can no longer delay the International Entrepreneur Rule and must begin accepting parole program applications under the rule.
Finalized during the last days of the Obama administration, the rule allows foreign entrepreneurs to receive parole if they created a startup in the U.S. in the past three years that shows the potential for rapid business growth, job creation, and innovation.
We are advising clients who qualify for Entrepreneur Parole to apply now. The more entrepreneurs who apply, the better: It will signal to Congress and the administration the need for a true “startup visa” solution. However, we’re also advising clients to have a backup plan.
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The Alcorn Immigration Law team is closely monitoring the status of the International Entrepreneur Parole. For a consultation about parole and other immigration options, contact us. We support immigration for innovation. We can help you find the best strategy.