I am from India and I am in USA on a B1/B2 visa status. I met the owner of a private event management company and we discussed a project for a new business. The owner agreed to sponsor me, so that we can be partners and do a business here. His current annual turnover is $ 0.5 million. The business that we planned is a wedding planner and event management and my educational background is Pharmacy Graduate from India and MBA-International Marketing from Toronto (Canada).
Is there any law, where this particular company can sponsor me and I can partner with them to start a new business or work under his company?
Kindly reply asap for the same.
You will not be able to get a temporary visa to own a business since India lacks E-1 trader and E-2 investor treaties with the U.S.
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Whether or not this company can sponsor you depends on many facts. For example, the first inquiry should be whether or not it makes sense for a company of this size to hire for a specialty occupation position (i.e. a position that requires at least a bachelor's degree). Also you may be able partner with them to start a new business and have that business sponsor your H-1B. There are some important considerations when you own part of the sponsoring company, so the company must be established in a certain way. I strongly recommend that you work with an experienced immigration attorney either way. I'll be happy to help (202-454-2837).
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