1) Is it allowed for H4 holders to actively work in their company if all profits go back to further invest in the company?
2) Are H4 holders allowed to collect funds from investors or crowdfunding sites to cover the company's start-up expenses?
H4s are not allowed to work.
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H-4s cannot work whether paid or unpaid.
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Work is work. The fact that one is not paid does not mean is not working.
An H-4 can certainly take steps to establish a business. Working in the business is another story. There are fine lines that you need to make sure you don't cross. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your ideas and advise you the best way to proceed.
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