FAQ's answered in The Economic Times NRI Helpdesk: Can I start my own business if I'm an H-1B visa holder?
Published by: The Economic Times: March 05, 2022
Question: I am working on H-1B as a software engineer and got my EAD as a derivative applicant. I registered for an LLC and would like to know if I can work for my own company. Can I hire people while still maintaining my H-1B with my current employer?
Since I registered the company What is my status now? H-1 or EAD. My friend is a GC. Can I be a partner to start a new company and hire people?
Answer: When you are a derivative applicant for a green card, you are permitted to start your own business. I see no problem with that. You can also hire other people for your company. But there appears to be a basic confusion in your question. Once you start using your employment authorization, you are no longer on H-1B status.
You can also be a partner in another company if you so wish, but your H--1B status would then become inactive and you would be using your employment authorization. That, of course, it's perfectly legal. Note that merely registering a company without doing any business or business activity does not violate your H-1B status in my opinion.
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