Legal Question in Immigration Law in California

I am under H1B visa for an employer and would like to start a business of my own. The business is for real estate investing. I can partner with friend with green card and would like to know how can I proceed with it. Would like to hear advice from legal professional with experience of immigration law, corporate and real estate.

Asked on 6/04/13, 3:42 pm

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Marlene Hemmings Marlene Hemmings, Attorney at Law
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A foreign national can always invest in a U.S. business, they just cannot work for the business without a special visa. However, you would need to speak with a CPA about tax ramifications.

Make sure you continue your H-1B employment, or you will fall out of status & can become subject to Removal.

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Answered on 6/05/13, 5:55 am


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