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Help concerning conducting Business in US

Help concerning conducting Business in US

Old Apr 11th 2001, 4:22 am
David Strong
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I am a Canadian. I am a president of a technology company in Alberta. We have been in
business for a couple of months. Most, if not all, of our clients will be US
companies. I want to have an office in the US that I will man - live there. The
company will still be in Canada and I will be paid form it. How can I do this and can
my family join me

Old Apr 12th 2001, 1:00 pm
Michael E. Piston
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3 possibilities come immediately to mind:

1) E-2, if you are making a "substantial investment" in the U.S. What is a
substantial investment is the subject of strange and complex rules, but basically
its an investment in a business which within 5 years will either be making a lot
of money or employing a lot of people. You apply for an E-2 visa at the U.S.
consulate in Montreal

2) TN or H-1B if you have a baccalareate degree and/or extensive experience relevant
to your position. You apply for a TN at the U.S.-Canadian border, H-1B at a U.S.
Immigration Regional Service Center.

If any of these are approved you may move to the U.S. with your family and remain
there for up to 6 years as an H-1B, or indefinitely as a TN or E-2.

Michael E. Piston Attorney at Law 4000 Livernois Ste 110 Troy, MI 48098

My comments are based upon my over 15 years of full time experience as an immigration
attorney. It has not been confirmed by research, and one or more immigration
officials or other attorneys may disagree. This is not legal advice and is provided
on the understanding that no attorney-client relationship is created or intended.


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