Can I be employed by a US corp as a non-resident alien?

I am not a US citizen and I don’t reside within the US. I currently have a
contractor agreement for software development services with a US corporation,
but there’s been mention of this relationship possibly advancing to full
employment with a standard salary and equity. If something like this were to
happen, I would still be working from my original country of residence and not
from the US. My question is whether this is possible to begin with, and if so
what would it require from either my end or the corporation’s end to make it
happen?

Asked on March 15, 2017 under Immigration Law, Alaska

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you are in your own country of residence and have full rights there in terms of employment, then you can work for whatever employer chooses to hire you in that country.  It should not matter whether it is a US company if that company is authorized to do business in your country.


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