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How do I get a business registered if I'm an international student on F-1 visa?

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I have a business already, but it is not registered in the States yet. I just would like to know how I can go about doing it? I know that international students are not supposed to work off-campus, but my business has nothing to do with work. I'm not involved with its daily activities because of the internet. I buy electronics in the States, and sell them overseas. My annual transactions go well over $800,000 (total cost of all the products that I buy in a year). What I ultimately want is to keep doing what I'm doing right now, and get a green card. How do I do it? If there is any way to do it, then I'd take that chance. I'm willing to work with an attorney. Please, help.

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Repeating a prior question will not get you better answers.

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Sorry for repeating my question. I've sent you an email. Please, check your email. Thank you.

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I agree with my colleague.

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Since you are willing to work with an attorney you should hire one. Good luck . You seem to be off to a fine start.

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Look into E1/E2 visas. That might be your chance to legalize in the USA. Once you research E visas call an immigration lawyer.

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Simply consult a business immigration attorney. Going online to get more information in your case will not get you closer to your goal. Good luck!

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