In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m taking a deep dive into the International Entrepreneur Parole, specifically, its regulations, what makes a qualified investor and a qualified investment, as well as the criteria for government awards or grants.
IEP is a two and a half-year program with a two and a half-year renewal that allows you to come to the U.S. for up to five years total. Your spouse can get a work permit and you can apply for some other type of visa or green card in the U.S. before, during or after you have an IEP. There are a few basic requirements. You must have a U.S. startup or a business entity, own at least 10% of it, and play a role in your business, and be able to present evidence that your startup has the potential for growth.
If you need more context, be sure to listen to Episode 73 and a better understanding of what it is and its history, as this episode is going to be more of a nuanced, deep-dive into IEP.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- Definition of a qualified investor
- Two basic requirements they must have done in the past 5 years
- Employee requirements
- What makes a qualified investment and what doesn’t count
- Criteria for government awards and grants
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