Can I buy a business while I am in H1B status?


H1B workers can invest money in a business, but most of the people who ask this question want to run their own businesses, not just invest passively. Running a business is work – even if the individual doesn’t get paid. A person in H1B status cannot work for that business unless the company sponsors her/him for an H1B position. Review the MurthyDotCom NewsBrief, “Entrepreneur” H1B Petitions: A New Option for Start-Up Companies? If you are serious about pursuing this option, you may wish to consider scheduling a consultation with a Murthy Law Firm attorney to discuss this possibility. (19.May.2014)

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