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A friend and I are planning to register one of our website/ideas as an LLC as it involves buying and selling products.
Both of us are on a F1 visa.
I've read multiple forums and seen that I am eligible to register the LLC, and that I'm not allowed to make money from it or work for it.
Can I offshore the work to my home country(India)-hence making me just the owner and not a worker, and all the income generated be invested back into the company?
I know that I can also register the company in another country, but I want to be in the position to show investors in the US our account-books which I believe would be more credible if registered in the US?
Is there any way around it if we register as a 'for-profit social enterprise' as the idea is based on a social goal.
Is there any loophole in legally establishing a LLC till we can get an investor to fund our EB5?

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Hi,

Anyone in any status can own a company in the U.S. and be a passive investor, etc. However, F1 status does not allow you to be legally employed by this company unless you have employment authorization from the USCIS. Being involved in day-to-day management of the company can be considered employment and is not authorized.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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