Legal Question in Immigration Law in California

I'm on H1B visa; can I found a company and hire myself as a CEO? If not, what are my alternatives?

Asked on 7/05/13, 10:51 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Marlene Hemmings Marlene Hemmings, Attorney at Law

You cannot petition yourself for an H-1B visa. However, if you are a national of a qualifying country, you might want to explore the E-2 visa (treaty investor) as an alternative.

I suggest you contact an experienced immigration attorney for more details.

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Answered on 7/06/13, 12:31 pm


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