How to get a visa to start business in USA

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How to get a visa to start business in USA

I am a F1 visa student from University of Florida, major in mechanical engineering
master program. I am from mainland China. I wanna drop out of school to set up a
company to develop an English learning game to help people learn English. Is it
possible?

Asked on December 8, 2017 under Immigration Law, Florida

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, you cannot just get a visa in order to set up a company in the US.  You can have the teammates set up the company and then petition you for a H-1B visa and then once you get that you can work for the company.  Otherwise, you can only do it if you get a treaty investor visa and only if there is a bilateral treaty for the US and PRC and there is not one.


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