The LLC will be a two-member LLC, so the O1 Visa holder will have 50% ownership of an LLC.
The LLC business is not related to the industry which O1 visa holder received the visa for.
Ownership is not important for an O-1. Rather, your experience and expertise is what is important.
Brian D. Lerner
Attorney at Law
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You cannot work outside of your authoprised employment path. Other than that, you can invest, why not.
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Are you talking about becoming a member in the same company that will sponsor you for O-1? Answers:
1. Same LLC sponsoring you - You have to be careful and attorney have to make special adjustment. Most importantly ensuring requirements of O-1 are met;
2. Different LLC (not sponsoring you) - You can own a company. But to work you require proper work authorization. So there is a very fine line there, also discuss with your attorney.
You are to free to invest in venture outside of your O-1 employment, but you cannot be involved in the operations or management of the venture.
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