Opening a company in US with immigration status been H-1B/H-4 and EAD

Asked over 1 year ago - Peoria, IL

So my question is around can we open a company on my wife's name with her status been H-4 and EAD. We would like to sell product here that is imported from outside US. Is that a possibility to start a company that my wife can manage with her status been EAD and H-4.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Yes.

    I assume the EAD is due to your having already filed an employment-based AOS applications.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . You didn't tell us how someone on H-4 has an EAD.

    Was Mr. Behar's guess correct.

    Sure, if she has an EAD she can be self-employed.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  3. Danny Garmo

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    Answered . I suggest you speak to a experienced immigration lawyer to help you out. More facts need to be known to answer the question. How was EAD for H4 acquired?

    Garmo Law Group, PLLC (Michigan) 248-626-0050. This advice is only general in nature and does not constitute an... more
  4. Karen-Lee Pollak

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    Answered . Your wife cannot get work authorization as an H4. You can open a company but oyu cannot work for it in H1B status

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