Invest Visa/Entrepreneur Visa Chart (Startup Visa, EB6, X-Visa)


by

Tahmina Watson







Invest Visa/Entrepreneur Visa Chart (Startup Visa, EB6, X-visa)





The newly proposed Invest Visa, formerly known as the Startup Visa, creates two new visa categories: X-visa and EB6 visa. Here is a visual aid to understanding it better. In my opinion, this is an important and commendable addition to the bill. See today’s Wall Street Journal article on the topic. http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2013/06/05/why-vcs-and-foreign-founders-want-the-entrepreneur-visa/


Here is a chart I created to help summarize the provisions. So many people have asked me about this that the chart should give a good easy overview of the new visas. I still believe some amendments are necessary. More to come on that in the next few weeks, stay tuned! We would love to hear from you if you have thoughts about the Invest Visa. In addition, if you want to support these provisions, then please email me. We would love to hear from you.


CIR invest visa chart FINAL

Invest Visa flowchart created by Tahmina Watson



Originally posted on the Watson Immigration Law Blog. Reprinted with permission.





About The Author







Tahmina Watson is an immigration attorney and founder of Watson Immigration Law in Seattle Washington. She was a practicing barrister in London, UK, before immigrating to the United States herself. While her practice includes family-based and employment-based immigration, she has a strong focus on immigrant entrepreneurs and start-up companies. She can be contacted at tahmina@watsonimmigrationlaw.com. You can visit www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com to learn about Tahmina and her practice.







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