International Entrepreneur Parole

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United States
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DURATION

30 months

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CITIZENSHIP

N/A

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FEES

1,285

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P. RESIDENCY

N/A

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COMPLEXITY

High

Eligibility Requirements for the International Entrepreneur Parole

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • Possess a substantial ownership interest in a start-up entity created within the past five years in the United States that has substantial potential for rapid growth and job creation.
  • Have a central and active role in the start-up entity such that they are well-positioned to substantially assist with the growth and success of the business.
  • Provide a significant public benefit to the United States based on their role as an entrepreneur of the start-up entity by showing that 1. The start-up entity has received a significant investment of capital from certain qualified U.S. investors with established records of successful investments; 2. The start-up entity has received significant awards or grants for economic development, research and development, or job creation (or other types of grants or awards typically given to start-up entities) from federal, state, or local government entities that regularly provide such awards or grants to start-up entities; or 3. They partially meet either or both of the previous two requirements and provide additional reliable and compelling evidence of the start-up entity’s substantial potential for rapid growth and job creation.
  • Otherwise merit a favorable exercise of discretion.

Document Requirements for the International Entrepreneur Parole

3 Document Required

  • You must file Form I-941, Application for Entrepreneur Parole, with the required fees (including biometric services fees), and supporting documentary evidence in accordance with 8 C.F.R. § 212.19 and the Form I-941 instructions. The filing fee for Form I-941 is US$1,200 and the biometric services fee is US$85.
  • Filing and obtaining approval of a Form I-941 application under this rule will not, by itself, constitute a grant of parole. If your Form I-941 application is approved, you must visit the U.S. consulate abroad to obtain travel documentation (e.g., a boarding foil) before appearing at a U.S. port of entry for a final parole determination. A Canadian national traveling directly from Canada to a U.S. port of entry may present an approved I-941 at the U.S. port of entry without first obtaining travel documentation.
  • Spouses, children and employees have different requirements.

Talent Migration data for United States

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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