Investment Visa Category

Tahmina interviewed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association about her book

Thank you to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for inviting me for the AILA Interview of the Month (AIM). I am honored and grateful. I should have been a little clearer about what a Startup Visa is in the inteview, particularly if someone is hearing about it for the first time. I wanted to […]

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Legal updates- quick snapshot

Dear Readers, June and July have been busy months of speaking engagements as well as meeting various deadlines mainly H1b RFEs. (You know what I am talking about if you are dealing with them too!). Follow us on Twitter to get real time updates, if you are not already since blogging updates has been a […]

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EB5 Processing Time Update from USCIS

USCIS Processing Time Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office Posted: July 27, 2015 Instructions on Using the Chart Below is a chart that shows the form number, form name and processing times for the following forms that are processed by the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO). Find the particular form number (in the left […]

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Forbes Discusses Startup Visas with Tahmina

I am incredibly honored that Forbes magazine interviewed me to discuss the state of Startup Visas in the US.  Journalist Adriana Gardella took the time to read my book and understand the critical issues holding back Startup founders from staying in the US.  Here is an exerpt of from her article: “The U.S. immigration system […]

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Tahmina’s Startup Visa Book Now On Kindle

Our newly published book launched at SXSW in March 2015 is now available in ebook format on Amazon Kindle! The book is available in paperback from Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble. We hope you will spread the word and support the cause which is advocating for a new visa category specifically for startup founders.

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Tahmina Speaking about Startup Visas in Texas!

We have a busy weekend coming up! Call it a quasi book tour if you will! If you are in San Antonio or Dallas, TX, or in the vicinity, please do join us! The weekend kicks off on Friday June 12th with SATX Global Innovators Pitch Challenge where international entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas.  FWD.us and FreeFlow […]

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Bill introduced to extend EB5 Pilot Program and Modify/Reform EB5 program

Sen. Grassley and Sen. Leahy co-sponsored a bill to extend, modify and reform the EB5 program.  Senate bill S.1501 was introduced on June 3 2015 and referred to Committee on the same day.  The EB5 pilot program is to sunset on Sept. 30 2015.  The bill will extend the date to Sept. 30, 2020.  The Pilot […]

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Navigating Start-Up Visas Worldwide

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Originally posted on Migreat Blog :
Most Start-up visas schemes are quite new. Read below for a quick outline of each country’s offerings and their differences or download Migreat’s #StartupVisa report to get the all of the details. Which is cheapest? Most entrepreneur visa schemes require entrepreneurs to show investments in the range of $40,000 to $100,000. However,…

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In Depth High-Tech Immigration Report in Puget Sound Business Journal

The Puget Business Journal has gone to great efforts to provide in-depth reports and stories on the need for high-skilled immigration reform.  The stories are poignant and provide great insight on why immigration reform is essential for economic growth.  Thank you to the PSBJ and report Emily Parkhurst for caring about issues that are important […]

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Tahmina to Speak at Bitspiration Festival in Poland

We are very proud to announce that Tahmina will be speaking on Startup Visa issues at the Bitspiration Festival 2015 in Poland. The Bitspiration Festival will be held on June 22-23 in Warsaw, Poland.  We are very honored for the invitation, thank you Bitspiration! If you or anyone you know will attend, please do say […]

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