November 10, 2021

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Generally, the start-up entity must have received at least $100,000 (adjusted for inflation – see note below) through one or more qualified government awards or grants within 18 months immediately preceding the filing of Form I-941.  DHS regulations also include alternative criteria for applicants who partially meet the thresholds for capital investment or government awards or grants and can provide additional reliable and compelling evidence of their entities’ significant potential for rapid growth and job creation.

About the author 

Jon Velie

About the author: Jon Velie has practiced immigration law since 1993. He is CEO of, the Intelligent Immigration Platform. Jon is an Amazon number one best-selling author of H-1B Visa: Application & Approval that is regularly covered by major media and has won a number of international awards. Jon can be contacted at or 405-310-4333 office.

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