Entrepreneurship and innovation are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. The United States must continue to welcome and retain the next generation of foreign entrepreneurs who will start new businesses and create new jobs here in America. Foreign nationals who wish to start businesses in the United States have several temporary and permanent options.

Nonimmigrant Visas

  • B-1 Business Visitor
  • F-1/OPT Optional Practical Training
  • H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability and Achievement
  • E-2 Treaty Investor
  • L-1 Intra-company Transferee

Immigrant Visas

  • EB-1 Extraordinary Ability
  • EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional/National Interest Waiver
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor