I'm currently on an F1 OPT and am interested in starting a company in the United States, related to my education.
Can I start and work for this company essentially being a self employed business owner?
What proof do I need, to show that I am working full time for my company?
Can I travel abroad? If so, being self employed, what documentation do I need to carry for re-entry?I understand that I will not be able to run the business once the OPT is complete and plan to either close it or hand it over to some who is authorized to work here. I'm mainly doing this as a learning experience. Also, according to SEVP - "Students on OPT may start a business and be self-employed. In this situation, the student must work full-time. The student must be able to prove that he or she has the proper business licenses and is actively engaged in a business related to the student's degree program." I understand that travel maybe an issue though and plan to speak to an attorney about that. I dont believe that I qualify for any temporary visa that would allow me to start a company here. Thanks.