USCIS Issues Guidance on International Entrepreneur Parole Program

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released comprehensive guidance on parole for international entrepreneurs. The International Entrepreneur Rule was established in 2017 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to encourage entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation in the U.S.

The rule provides a framework for the DHS to grant a period of authorized stay to noncitizen entrepreneurs who have a substantial ownership interest in a start-up entity and can demonstrate that their stay in the U.S. would provide significant public benefit through their start-up entity’s potential for rapid business growth and job creation. The USCIS has now published guidance in its Policy Manual that outlines criteria for consideration, evidence and documentation required, and options available to the entrepreneur’s family to join them as parolees and obtain employment authorization. Parolees may enter and remain in the U.S. and may be authorized to work. The USCIS Policy Manual’s Part G (International Entrepreneur Parole) in Volume 3, Humanitarian Protection and Parole, provides more information on the international entrepreneur parole process.

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