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Visa Options for Foreign Investors and Entrepreneurs

Many U.S. startups are co-founded by foreign nationals, and for those that are not, all start-ups need capital. Fortunately, it is not necessary to limit the potential investor pool exclusively to U.S. citizens and permanent...more

Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Employment Visas?

While many observers of the 2016 United States presidential campaign have called immigration policy one of the central issues in the election, the implications of that heightened attention to the issue are not equally clear...more

Proposed USCIS Rule for Entrepreneurs Would Benefit Very Few if Finalized

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new proposed rule for entrepreneurs. If the rule becomes law, qualified entrepreneurs would be considered for parole (temporary permission to be...more

TechConnect - Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - September 2016

by Mintz Levin on

Letter from the Editors - Dear Readers, The world of raising capital for emerging companies has experienced a revolution. Prior to the enactment of the JOBS Act in 2012, raising capital for private companies was...more

Parole for Entrepreneurs

by Mintz Levin - Mintz Edge on

At MintzEdge, we are already thinking about how a recent immigration law development may help our clients grow their ventures. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new rule for...more

Immigration Update: Entrepreneurs May Have a New Way to Start Up in the United States

by Baker Donelson on

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that could provide an unusual type of immigration benefit called "parole" to individuals seeking a key role in start-up entities in the United States backed...more

International Entrepreneurs New Proposed Work Authorization for Founders of Start-Up’s And a Comparison to Other Visa Options

On August 31, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed an “International Entrepreneur” (I.E.) rule that would allow qualifying foreign investors to develop and grow their start-up companies in the United...more

Foreign Entrepreneurs Series | Part 1: Putting the Start-Up Cart before the Visa Horse / Nonimmigrant Visas

Navigating the legal landscape when starting a business can be tricky, and this is especially true when doing so in a country foreign to your own. In this post and others to follow, we will discuss some of the issues faced by...more

US Visa Options for Foreign Entrepreneurs

by Ronald Shapiro on

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that about 400,000 new businesses are started annually in the United States. If you’re a foreign citizen who is interested in launching a new business in the United States, a corporate...more

U.S. Visa Categories Leave Entrepreneurs Few Options

by Carlton Fields on

Many of Julie Ferguson’s immigration law clients are entrepreneurs seeking to launch startups in the United States. They come from all over the world, but Ms. Ferguson, who practices in Miami, sees especially high numbers...more

Coming to America? Some Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

Foreign nationals who wish to start their businesses in America often find themselves trying to navigate the complicated regulatory scheme that includes immigration law, SEC rules associated with raising capital, and...more

How Do You Prove Where the Money Comes From? The Source of Funds Requirement Explained for E-2 & EB-5 Visas

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

Entrepreneurs and Business Owners who wish to start a new business have two options. First, an E-2 visa is a non-immigrant (not a green card) visa that is available for entrepreneurs, investors and business owners who wish to...more

Want to Start a Business in the U.S. and Obtain an E-2 Visa? What Does the Marginality Requirement Mean for an E-2 Visa

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

An E-2 Visa is a Visa that is available for entrepreneurs, investors and business owners who wish to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the operations of a business. The business can be large or small and in order to...more

Want to Start A Business In The U.S.? Which Immigration Visa You Should Select If You Are An Entrepreneur, Investor or Business...

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

Many foreign nationals who want to start a business in the United States have asked the lawyers at Scott Legal Services, P.C. to explain the different Visa options available to them. This article reviews four very popular...more

E-2 Treaty Investor Visa – A Great Visa Option For Those Who Wish To Start A Small Business In The United States – Top E-2 Visa...

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

An E-2 Visa is a Visa Classification that is available for foreign nationals who wish to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the operations of a business. The business can be large or small and an E-2 Visa is a great Visa...more

Key Tips for Developing Business Plans for Entrepreneurs, Investors & Business Owners

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

For every Business Owner, Investor & Entrepreneur, the thought of putting together a business plan is very daunting but is often a necessary evil for those who want to succeed. One great reason for a business plan is that it...more

Want To Start A Small Business in the United States? An E-2 Visa May Be Perfect For You.

by Scott Legal, P.C. on

The idea of starting your own business may always have been something at the forefront of your mind. It certainly was for me but given that I was not a green card holder, I thought starting my own business was not an option...more

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