Visa Start-up Program USA
Do you want to start your startup in the United States instead of working with a h1b visa ? Good news, your dream could soon come true! Indeed, on August 26, 2017, the US Department of Homeland Security discussed the creation of a new law allowing non-US citizens to embark on entrepreneurship in the United States.
Requirements to benefit from the “startup visa program investors”
Applicants to the new visa will of course have to respond in favor of certain criteria, in order to obtain the grail, among which:
- possess at least 15% of the company;
- raise funds of at least $ 345,000 from American investors (or failing that, receive US $ 100,000 minimum support from US institutions);
- provide evidence that the project is viable and will contribute to job creation;
This new bill is currently based on the issuance of a two-year start-up visa, renewable for an additional three years, provided that the company has allowed the creation of at least ten jobs or has a turnover of $ 500,000 or more.
The administration thought this project for reasons of public interest, in order to boost growth and create jobs. Silicon Valley stakeholders rejoice! Thus, if this new law ends up being born, it is about 3 000 people who could benefit every year from the visa start up.
Establishment of the start-up business visa USA
To date, this visa has not yet been put in place, at the request of the US President, who wishes to take the time to re-study the project.
Indeed, faced with the terrorist risk still very present on US soil, Donald Trump has, on the contrary, implemented in recent months actions to further filter entries into the United States (reinforcement of security checks at airports , project to abolish the lottery green card …).
It will therefore be necessary to monitor in the coming months any progress made on this law. In the meantime, you may want to explore the possibility of obtaining an E1 or E2 visa .
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While waiting, know that you can still make it very easy to the United States, for tourist or professional reasons, thanks to the ESTA . This formality is accessible online, in a few clicks.