Me and my friend, both G-4 visa principal holders (employees of int'l organization), would like to start a business. Both of us want to keep our G-4 status and thus keep our full time jobs.
We understand that as G-4 visa holders we can invest in any company. We also understand that we'de have to be "silent partners".
1) Can you please define "silent partner"? What types of activities can we conduct without jeopardizing our G-4 status? How active can we be in managing this business?
2) Can the two of us, and only us two, form an LLC? (thus, no US Citizen or Permanent Resident in this LLC)?
3) Is an LLC/Partnership the best scheme you would recommend given these restrictions?
4) What types of roles can we take? (president, VP, treasurer, secretary...)
5) What about taxes?