USCIS Maintains International Entrepreneur Parole Program

USCIS has announced that it has withdrawn a rule proposing to remove the International Entrepreneur parole program.  First introduced in 2017, the International Entrepreneur parole program will remain an option for foreign entrepreneurs to create and develop start-up entities with a high likelihood for growth.  Under this program, parole authority will be granted on a case-by-case basis to foreign entrepreneurs who can demonstrate that they will provide a significant public benefit to the US through thriving business growth and job creation.

Under the International Entrepreneur program, USCIS may grant parole to up to three entrepreneurs per start-up entity, as well as their spouses and children. Granted entrepreneurs will be eligible to work only for their start-up business. Their spouses, but not their children, may apply for employment authorization in the United States. Additional information on eligibility and how to apply is available on the International Entrepreneur Parole page.