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Foreign Entrepreneurs Visa Worldwide Compared

Where are Entrepreneurs welcomed? migreat #MigrationMadeEasy UNITED KINGDOM 2008 CANADA Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa 2013 DENMARK 2015 The Entrepreneur Startup Visa Program Startup Denmark Scheme NETHERLANDS 2015 Residence Permit for Startups FRANCE USA 2015 2015 FrenchTech Ticket Obama announces a fast-track process for Entrepreneurs. November 2014 ITALY 2014 Startup Visa Italia IRELAND 2012 SINGAPORE Start-up Entrepreneur Programme 2004 Entrepass Scheme CHILE SPAIN AUSTRALIA 2010 2013 2012 Business Innovation & Investment Programme Startup Chile Ley de Emprendedores Visa Announced NEW ZEALAND 2014 Entrepreneur Work Visa Visa Available Requirements per country Country Funds' Source Minimum Funding Assessment Time granted Business Experience, Business > AU$800K 5 years Own Assets Assets & Revenues AUSTRALIA Nominated by a State or Australian Venture Capital AU$1million 4 or 5 years Territory Government Venture Capital Fund CA$200K CANADA Angel Investor Group CA$75K Letter of support Permanent Business Incubator Not required Government gives CLP 20 million without taking equity Accepted by "Startup Chile" CHILE Not required 1 year Government gives EUR 12.5k per founder without taking equity 6 months renewable Scalable Tech FRANCE Not required Business Recognised as High Potential Startup IRELAND Anyone EUR50K 2 years ITALY Anyone EUR50K Innovative Start-up 2 years Anyone Not required Endorsed by a Local Expert Facilitator 2 years NETHERLANDS Created three Not Required full time jobs NEW ZEALAND Anyone 1+2 years Significant contribution NZ$100K Anyone S$50K Recognised Innovation 1 year SINGAPORE SPAIN Anyone Not required Government-vetted 2 years Business Plan Own £200K Genuine Entrepreneur UK 3 years Test VC's, Startup Incubators, State Departments £50K Some countries offer more than one visa options to entrepreneurs. This chart reflects this information by providing a range of funding sources and/or amount required for one country. Sources: All the government sources here below were last visited May 2015. Australian Government, Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Canada Government, Immigration & Citizenship: Gobierno de España, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación: Italy Government, Startup Visa website: Netherlands' Immigration and Naturalisation Service: New Zealand Government, Immigration: Singapore Governement, Departement of ManPower: Startup Chile: UK Government, UKVI: m migreat #MigrationMadeEasy

Foreign Entrepreneurs Visa Worldwide Compared

shared by Migreat on Jan 13
Thirteen countries have created specific and unique visa schemes to welcome and attract entrepreneurs. The twelve schemes are here gathered in one infographic for entrepreneurs to compare their key re...




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