United States

Startup Visa

The U.S. Start-up Visa is under the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). The U.S. government grants, on a case-by-case basis, temporary residence (parole) to foreign entrepreneurs who provide significant public benefits through their business venture. IER parole is a non-immigrant visa and can be granted for up to three entrepreneurs per start-up.

Capital City

Washington D.C.

Visa free countries

184 (for citizens)

Total area

9,833,517 km²




United States Dollar $


326,625,791 (2017)

Time Zone

Mainland UTC-04:00 to -08:00


Visa-free travel
to 184 countries

Required investment
from approx. €830,000

Citizenship within 12 or 36 months

Low minimum presence requirement

Application Process


Consult with Global RCG


Prepare your documents


Submit the application


Receive your residency

US Startup Visa​
Application Process

Entrepreneurs applying for residency under this rule must :


Other requirements:

Day 1
Day 1
Verify eligibility and start client on-boarding process with Global RCG.
Day 1
Week 1
Week 1
Global RCG helps you gather the required documents and assists you in receiving endorsement
Week 1
Week 2
Week 2
Application I-941 is lodged
Week 2
Month 1
Month 1
Get initial approval for your I-941. Travel to a consulate to get travel authorization before travelling to the US. Canadians can travel to a U.S. port of entry.
Month 1
Year 3
Year 3
Receive your visa valid that's valid for two and a half years at the U.S. port of entry. Enter the U.S. If you are an employee, you will need to fill a Form I-9 for work authorization also.
Year 3

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Required & Non-Required Visa Countries


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