U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the globe have produced short informational videos to help prepare people for the nonimmigrant visa application process. To find out what the process can be like, check out these links below! London, U.K. (3:09) Amman, Jordan (3:52) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (7:01) Ankara, Turkey (2:35) Dubai, UAE (4:04) Manila, Philippines Osaka-Kobe,[…]
Bringing Your Business to the United States through the New Office L-1 by: David J. Wilks Starting a business in the United States can be difficult for a foreign national. While a business establishment may be simple, U.S. work authorization may be more difficult to attain. The L-1 Intracompany Transfer visa can provide a path towards[…]
The proposed EP program creates an exciting new path to work authorization for entrepreneurs. In this PDF (click for link), we’ve written up an overview of the program according to the current details. The Entrepreneurial Parole (EP) program was originally slated to go into effect on July 17. Since it is currently under review with the Office[…]
This infographic was sourced from a blog post by Bobby Franklin of the National Venture Capital Association. It helps delineate the huge role that immigrants play in US entrepreneurship and startups.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a new rule to help international entrepreneurs work in the United States for up to five years in “parole” status. The rule, published on January 17, takes effect July 17, 2017. As background, the United States lacks a visa specifically for entrepreneurs. Until now foreign national[…]
This week USCIS fulfilled another of its 2014 goals to reform employment-based immigration for high-skilled employees. The Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as precedent the Administrative Appeals Office’s decision in Matter of Dhanasar, 26 I&N Dec. 884 (AAO 2016), Int. Dec. 3882 (December 27, 2016). Click here for USAIE’s response, and key points from[…]
USAIE applauds United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for issuing a final rule clarifying a wide variety of issues with employment-based immigration, specifically concerning H-1B visa petitions and permanent residency petitions. Many of these clarifications were previously addressed by USCIS through a series of non-binding policy memoranda over the past 15 years, with no[…]
On October 17, 2016, USAIE officially submitted comments on the new international entrepreneur rule proposed by USCIS. These comments were submitted via the portal at regulations.gov. Click here for a PDF version of the complete comments. A transcript is included below. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the proposed entrepreneur rule[…]
Today, August 31, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposed regulation in the Federal Register that would provide a new immigration option for a small but important group of international entrepreneurs. The proposed regulation is available on the Federal Register website. For a summary and initial recommendations, read this PDF from USAIE. […]
On August 31, 2016, USCIS is publishing a proposed rule to grant parole to certain immigrant entrepreneurs. In this article (click for PDF), Law360 discusses the rule with several immigration experts, including USAIE’s Dan Berger.