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Old May 8th 2002, 10:20 pm   #1
Agent222
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Default Can I form a LLC while on H1B status?

I work for a company that sponsors me on a H1B visa and have no intention of
leaving them.

However I would very much also like to form a LLC company and sell some software - is
this legal?

I know I can form the LLC - I am just not sure whether INS would have issues with it.

If the LLC doesnt pay me as such is it then ok?

*CONFUSED* - any help / input much appreciated!!
 
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Old May 9th 2002, 3:20 pm   #2
Andrew M. Wilso
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Default Re: Can I form a LLC while on H1B status?

You are allowed to set up the LLC, but if you start working there or managing that
company while in the U.S., you would require work authorization and a different
immigration status.

Regards,

Andrew M. Wilson, Esq. Serotte, Reich & Seipp, LLP awilson@srs-law.com

agent222 <sl@32.com> wrote in message
news:<5v5jdu436j0d7pr4a28g5d4vfkd8qiri42@4ax.com>. ..
    > I work for a company that sponsors me on a H1B visa and have no intention of
    > leaving them.
    >
    > However I would very much also like to form a LLC company and sell some software -
    > is this legal?
    >
    > I know I can form the LLC - I am just not sure whether INS would have issues
    > with it.
    >
    > If the LLC doesnt pay me as such is it then ok?
    >
    > *CONFUSED* - any help / input much appreciated!!
 
Old May 13th 2002, 1:20 am   #3
Agent222
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Default Re: Can I form a LLC while on H1B status?

So its pretty useless? No way to do it if I dont pay myself or something? I cant sell
anything etc through the company I guess - so its useless?

On 9 May 2002 06:56:35 -0700, awilson@srs-law.com (Andrew M. Wilson) wrote:

    >You are allowed to set up the LLC, but if you start working there or managing that
    >company while in the U.S., you would require work authorization and a different
    >immigration status.
    >
    >Regards,
    >
    >Andrew M. Wilson, Esq. Serotte, Reich & Seipp, LLP awilson@srs-law.com
    >
    >
    >agent222 <sl@32.com> wrote in message
    >news:<5v5jdu436j0d7pr4a28g5d4vfkd8qiri42@4ax.com> ...
    >> I work for a company that sponsors me on a H1B visa and have no intention of
    >> leaving them.
    >>
    >> However I would very much also like to form a LLC company and sell some software -
    >> is this legal?
    >>
    >> I know I can form the LLC - I am just not sure whether INS would have issues
    >> with it.
    >>
    >> If the LLC doesnt pay me as such is it then ok?
    >>
    >> *CONFUSED* - any help / input much appreciated!!
 
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