New "Visa" for Entrepreneurs - Significant Public Benefit Parole

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USCIS is in the process of implementing a proposed “significant public benefit” parole program for entrepreneurs. This is one of the executive actions on immigration announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014.

USCIS states: 
Under this proposed initiative, and based on the USCIS’s existing statutory parole authority, Department of Homeland Security may extend parole, on a case-by-case basis, to eligible founders of start-up enterprises who may not yet qualify for a national interest waiver, but who:

  •  Have been awarded substantial U.S. investor financing; or
  • Otherwise hold the promise of innovation and job creation through the development of new technologies or the pursuit of cutting-edge research.

Typically, parole is a permission by USCIS to enter the USA and remain for the given period of time.  Parole does NOT typically require a visa interview or a visit to the consulate.

We will keep you updated as more information is given out by USCIS.

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