We recently received notification from Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law regarding an important new development for foreign founders. She has allowed us to re-blog it for our clientele below and provided the one-page summary (see attached).
International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP) allows founders to request a 30-month immigration status, with the possibility of a 30-month extension as well. Spouses of those with IEP can qualify for work permits. There’s no limit to the variety of fields in which startups can qualify — everything from autonomous drone delivery to AI for law enforcement; anticancer drug discovery to satellites.
To qualify, you need to show that:
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Sophie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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