It depends on the corporate structure. Unfortunately, S-Corps don’t allow foreign ownership.
There seems to still be much confusion about H-1B holders being able to work for their own companies. That’s because the USCIS hasn’t always been clear or consistent in its interpretation and enforcement of the rules. To address the confusion, the USCIS issued H-1B visa holder’s ability to also own part of the company s/he works for.and regarding an
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