Foreign nationals are often involved in starting a new company in the
United States, whether as an entrepreneur, an employee with critical
technical skills, or an organizer of a branch of a foreign parent
Compliance with U.S. immigration law is tricky in these situations.
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (which oversees U.S.
immigration) recognized that immigration law was standing in the way of
entrepreneurship and job creation, and took the initiative to relax some
administrative interpretations. However, the basic structure of the law
can only be changed by Congress.
A new document that details possible visas for these situations,
including non-immigrant or temporary visas, was recently uploaded to the
employment section. For more information about
work visas for start-ups, register to become a client and download a
copy of Immigration for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs.