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Can H1B start a company?

Discussion in 'Immigration Matters' started by akalya, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. akalya

    akalya Junior IL'ite

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    My husband is in H1B visa status and I am a H4 visa holder. Do any one of you know whether my husband can start a company here in the US?

    Or is it necessary to have Green Card or Citizenship status?
     
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  2. indira

    indira Junior IL'ite

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    The official party line...

    Akalya,

    The official party line is that your husband can start a company but he cannot do any work for the company. He cannot make sales calls or sign checks etc. As soon as he starts his company, he needs to hire a CEO, who should do all the work. This CEO should be a Green Card holder or a Citizen.

    Here is a link that provides some good details with an example.
     
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    susan New IL'ite

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    Yes you can. My husband himself is a H1B Visa worker in US and he owns 2 companies.
     
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    ssyadagiri New IL'ite

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    Me and my husband both are on H1B.We are intrested to open a consulting company.What is the necessary documents to open and is there any site which will give a clear pictue. I appreciate if some one could response to this post
     

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