Why Indian Entrepreneurs Are Looking Beyond America To Fulfill Their Startup Dreams
Some Indian entrepreneurs and engineers are actively exploring opportunities in countries that provide attractive citizenship privileges and opportunities to expand businesses.
Following the Trump administration’s decision to introduce stricter terms for issuing H1B visas and delays over implementing the International Entrepreneurship Rule (IER), it is a trying time for Indian techies and entrepreneurs in the United States.
Even as the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services is taking steps to bring back IER — a proposed regulation to promote entrepreneurship in the U.S. which allows foreign-born entrepreneurs to be considered for two-and-a-half year visas with the potential for an extension for another two-and-a-half years — following a court decision, several Indian startups are exploring options in other countries such as Canada and Estonia. Could these new stringent immigration policies be hurting the U.S.’s image as a global startup destination?