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Administration Announced Important Step In Attracting the World’s Best and Brightest Entrepreneurs

On August 8th 2016, the Administration announced ( an important step in attracting the world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to start the next great companies and create jobs here in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing ( clear criteria to identify on a case-by-case basis entrepreneurs who would provide significant public benefit to the United States, based on factors including the entrepreneur’s ownership stake and leadership role; the growth potential of the startup; competitive research grants from federal, state, and local government agencies; and investment by qualified American investors. The proposed rule would allow such entrepreneurs to remain in the United States for an initial period of up to two years, and allow these individuals to apply for one additional period of up to three years contingent on meeting certain additional benchmarks.

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The International Entrepreneur Rule

Image for International Entrepreneur Rule Startup CompanyThe International Entrepreneur Rule ( is finally (almost) here! U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a new rule, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to be in the United States so that they may start or scale their businesses here in the United States. Under the proposed rule, entrepreneurs may be granted an initial stay of up to two years to oversee and grow their startup entity in the United States. This period can be extended for up to three additional years if the entrepreneur and the startup entity continue to provide a significant public benefit as evidenced by substantial increases in capital investment, revenue or job creation. USCIS will decide this on a case-by-case basis. Continue reading The International Entrepreneur Rule

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Obtaining a Fiancee Visa

Picture of a Fiance VisaOnline dating is big business. It has become more common and socially acceptable to meet someone online and fall in love. What happens when this happens with somebody who lives in another country? First, it is a good idea to get to know each other better. You should also meet the person before making plans to marry them. After you meet them you may reach the point of wanting to spend the rest of your life together. If this happens and you decide you want to live together here in the United States there are a few legal issues that arise. Your partner will need to be legally authorized to enter the United States. This can become a reality by obtaining a Fiancee Visa. Continue reading Obtaining a Fiancee Visa

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