I am an international dependent with F2 visa. my husband is student here and I know that with F2 visa I am not be able to have income in united states. I have an idea to import goods from china to the US and for this reason I need to register a company and also register my own brand. How it is possible to do this with F2 visa? I was wondering to know that is there any way to help me to do my dream here?Thanks to all attorneys for replying my question.
You cannot work, whether paid or unpaid, while on F-2. Whether there are other visas that you would be eligible for is not apparent from your posting.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
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If you are thinking of selling the goods in the US that you will be importing ... that is not permitted on F-2.
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On F-2 you could have what is called passive ownership, just own the stock and employ someone to manage it. Then when you draw profit.
You need to consult with both an immigration attorney and someone to help you set up your business.
You may be eligible to change status to a different visa category. If you are from Taiwan China, the U.S. offers both investor and international trade visas in the E category. They are not available for citizens of mainland China. If you are a citizen of another country, it would be necessary to determine whether the United States has entered into a bilateral treaty of trade and commerce with that country to assess whether such visas might be available. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to obtain complete legal advice concerning your situation.
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