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Which visa for this specific work situation?

Which visa for this specific work situation?

Old Apr 21st 2001, 5:19 pm
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Arno
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Hello, I researched the relevant posts in this group and checked the numerous
government pages on the subject. None give an answer to this specific situation:

A German friend who is working out of Germany with a US based network marketing firm
is planning to relocate to the USA to better be able to use the company's tools for
that trade. She is already networking with US customers and would simply relocate
and extend the volume of her business. She would not take anyone's work place nor
does she have an employer. Neither E1 nor E2 nor E4 apply. E3 appears to apply
somewhat because she could qualify as a skilled worker but does not have an employer
to petition for her, nor would she be able to get the Labor Certification (for the
same reason).

Under which program would she have a chance to immigrate quickly? The working permit
isn't even an issue because she does not really need it--her commission checks are
mailed to her now, as it is, to a US address. She would want to make things legal,
though, and pay her taxes here in the USA.

Any qualified response is very much appreciated.

Arno
 
Old Apr 21st 2001, 6:41 pm
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Joachim Feise
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Arno wrote:
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Employment-based GCs, which seems to be what you mean with the Ex categories above,
require employment, as the name implies. Without an employer, only investor or treaty
visas would work. These require a substantial amount of money to invest. Other ways:
the DV category (aka Greencard lottery); family-based immigration,
i.e., through marriage.

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Ohoh. Working while in the US *requires* a working permit. It does *not* matter where
the checks are mailed to.

-Joe
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