EB-2 NIW Startup R&D Program

The EB-2 NIW Startup R&D Program is a fast-track program for accomplished businesspeople that will provide a Green Card in the United States for the applicant and their family members.

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The EB-2 NIW Startup R&D Program Overview


The EB-2 NIW Startup R&D Program offers a fast, efficient, and secure immigration pathway for accomplished entrepreneurs and businesspeople to migrate to the United States.

This immigration pathway is fast and effective: Upon completion of the EB-2 NIW Startup R&D Program, the applicant will receive an unconditional Green Card, giving the investor and their family unconditional permanent residence status in the USA. Family can include a spouse and any children under 21 years of age.

The program also provides the right to live, work and study in the USA, and there are no language requirements. The processing time on the EB2 NIW Visa is extremely fast compared to other programs, and the path to United States citizenship takes just five years!


To qualify for the EB-2 NIW Startup R&D Program, applicants must fit the following criteria:

  • Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must have a minimum of five years of experience directly related to their bachelor’s degree.
  • Must have documented business success either as an entrepreneur or as a high-level business executive.

How the EB-2 NIW Startup R&D Program Works


    1. Contact Empowered Startups to express interest in the program and find out program details.
    2. We will collect a document package and quickly determine your suitability for program. If you are deemed to be eligible and serious about proceeding with the program, we will initiate our Intake Selection process, which culminates with a program offer from our Intake Selection Committee for successful candidates.
    3. Upon accepting this offer, we will assist you in determining a high potential project to innovate with and coordinate your R&D plan including a partnership with a leading research entity. Empowered Startups will act as your business incubator and coordinate your entire process with all necessary US partners. During this time, you will work with an experienced US immigration lawyer to compile your immigration application. When your package is finalized, the application is submitted through an expedited processing that ensures a decision within 45 days (but often faster). Your program fee is only charged after your NIW application is successful. You have a 100% refund guarantee!
    4. Once your immigration file is approved, the research project is initiated and the business is commercialized in a wholly owned US business. At this point, you can start the process of moving your family and your life to the USA. You will be able to live and work anywhere in the United States, gain access to high quality health services, You will be able to live and work anywhere in the United States, gain access to high-quality health services and top-notch education, and enjoy many of the other benefits that accompany US residency.