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Currently I am on OPT work visa and I have Started LLC As a foreign Investor so how can i work for my business?

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I did master here than i received OPT for 1 year. Me and My brother started LLC As a foreign Investor Since i am on OPT visa so can i work for my company if so Than can i get pay? How does it work? How can i apply for h1 visa next year? Please advise me,,

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This is primarily an immigration question, not a business question. I have added tags that will indicate this. My understanding is that you cannot work for your own business even with a work visa. You must be employed and supervised by a qualified US company. This is a very sophisticated question that may require a consultation with an immigration attorney, a business attorney and possibly tax attorney. Avvo may not be the proper forum for this question.

Good luck!
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With an E-2 visa as the managerial employee of an E-2 investor (your brother), yes. Otherwise, no.

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I concur with my colleagues. You need to show that you have invested a substantial amount of money in the venture in order to obtain an E visa. In any case, you need to work with an immigration business attorney. Best

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