Entrepreneur Visa: Starting A U.S. Business
The United States encourages investment by entrepreneurs who are considering
- starting an American business or
- expanding their Canada-based business by franchising to The United States
- May require substantial capital
- create or preserve 5-10 permanent full-time jobs for American workers, either by investing money in a business or in a targeted unemployment area.
- Two passport-style photos
- Biographic information
- A copy of government-issued photo identification
- A copy of your birth certificate
- Information about any criminal record you may have
- Medical examination and vaccination records
If you are living outside the United States, you may apply for an entrepreneur's visa through the consular process. If you are already living in the United States as a temporary resident, you can apply to change your status to permanent residency by filing an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.