My green card bases on EB3. After got green card I'm selling on Amazon as self-employed(home bases small business). Which is total different field than what my employer supported. Am I OK be self-employed? Does it affect me to apply citizen ship in the future? If it be OK. How do I set the business in good structure? Should I apply trademark for my business name? I want make income from the business so I can set up my retirement account as Roth IRA and meanwhile setup the small business owner retirement account which as individual 401(k) (base on Vanguard information). How can I make the business pay me and my wife? The business will be solo operated. After I apply EIN from IRS, get home based small business license from local government. What else I should do?
Thank you so much
The answer to the immigration question is that as long as you obtained your green card properly and there was a real employer-employee relationship, then what you do as a green card holder is your business. At your citizenship interview they will review your history. And as long as your new plans started after you became a resident, there should be no problem. As for the rest - yes you will be very well advised to go and work through your business plans with an attorney who is skilled in helping people with successful startups.
If you left your sponsoring employer as soon as you obtained your resident status, you placed yourself in a questionable situation. Ideally, you want to develop a post -resident history of employment with the employer that sponsored you to avoid any allegations that a bona fide job position did not , in fact , exist.
As to your new business venture, you will be best served in having a consultation with a qualified and experienced attorney.
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