EB-6 International Entrepreneurs’ Visas
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The United States is known around the world as a land of opportunity, and that opportunity includes those who are looking to build and grow their business. For these adventurous entrepreneurs, there hasn’t really ever been a tailor-made solution, until now. On July 16th, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security released the final rule on the EB-6 visa for international entrepreneurs, giving an opportunity to those who are looking to start a business of their own in the United States.
Yekrangi & Associates is devoted to helping those seeking admission into the United States find the solution that best-fits their needs in order to help them achieve their goals. As an immigrant himself, Mr. Yekrangi understands what you’re going through, and has the knowledge and first-hand personal experience that he can put to work helping you navigate the complexities of American immigration law. We’re ready and capable of guiding you through the immigration process for any issue, including being able to provide you with counsel when seeking this new type of visa.
What Is an EB-6 Visa?
Many international entrepreneurs would like to legally remain in the United States, yet, they cannot find a visa category that suits them. Fortunately, we now have the new EB-6 which has recently come into effect. The EB-6 visa is one that’s intentionally directed at international entrepreneurs, or in other words, those who wish to enter the United States to work with a company that they’re either starting or has just started and they’re helping build. The rule states that entrepreneurs who meet the requirements can enter the United States and remain so long as they are employed with a “start-up.”
The EB-6 visa is an “employment based parole” status. Unlike the popular treaty investor visa it is not limited to nationals of certain treaty countries, and it does not require a consulate-issued visa in order to be permitted entry into the United Sates.
However, unlike its other EB visas, the EB-6 is not an avenue to permanent residency. USCIS 8 CFR 212.19 states that the Parole Program for International Entrepreneurs will allow these individuals to enter with work authorization for themselves and their spouses and stay for up to 30 months, which can be further extended to a maximum of up to 5 years with re-parole, but they are not eligible for an adjustment of status that would grant them permanent residency.
Can I Get an EB-6?
It is estimated that approximately 3,000 entrepreneurs will qualify annually for US entry under this new parole rule. You may be eligible for an EB-6. Please contact our office for a full evaluation of your case.
To learn more about obtaining an EB-6 visa or help with preparing your application, contact Yekrangi & Associates now and discuss your options with us!
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