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Can an H1B Holder Start A Business?

H1B Business Startup

Because the H-1B visa is in such high demand due to its versatility and dual intent, the USCIS has placed strict rules concerning the nature of a visa applicant’s work. While it’s common knowledge that a foreign professional needs a job offer from a U.S. employer to apply, is it possible for an H-1B holder to start his or her own business? The answer: yes. Although the process is usually difficult and subject to increased scrutiny, it is possible. Here’s how.

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H1B Revoked & Layoffs: FAQs

H1B Revoked & Layoffs FAQs

The USCIS is the only organization which maintains the right to revoke your H1B. When they do revoke it, it is usually for one of two reasons–the sponsoring employer is going out of business or the sponsoring employer has withdrawn their original petition. Since having your H1B visa revoked or being laid off can be quite frightening for a foreign worker, it’s best to learn exactly what rights you are entitled to and how to make the best of an uncertain situation.

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International Entrepreneur Rule | Federal Register Grants New Parole Status

International Entrepreneur Rule

Alongside U.S. citizens, there are so many foreign natives that positively stimulate the U.S. economy by developing innovative technology and companies, creating jobs in the U.S. workforce, and generating revenue in the U.S.

On August 26, 2016, USCIS proposed and released a draft text of an action called the International Entrepreneur Rule which welcomes international entrepreneurs into the United States. This rule would grant permission to temporarily enter and reside in U.S. to selected international entrepreneurs that meet the requirements of this proposal so that they can develop and grow their startup companies.

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O-1 Visa vs EB-1 Green Card | Differences, Approval Rate, Processing Time

O-1 Visa Vs EB-1 Green Card

For foreign extraordinary workers, there are many visa options available. Choosing the right one, however, can easily be complicated. In this post, we will help you understand the differences between the O-1 visa and the EB-1 green card.

If you’re planning on switching from O-1 to an EB-1 status, the process will require some changes that each applicant will need to thoroughly understand. Keep reading to learn about the visa application process, filing for a new visa, and the checklist requirements needed for an EB-1.

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