This is something you need to talk to a skilled attorney about. It’s important for you to structure your company in a way that allows you to issue stock at all. Also, where you form your company in the US can greatly influence your stock.
A foreign-based company has a lot to deal with when they do business in the US. Issues involving taxes, state regulations, federal employment laws, and import/export start to appear later on in a company’s life if they aren’t paid attention to in the very beginning.
At, we help foreign-based companies form in the US on a regular basis. The attorneys on our site have years upon years of experience working with non-US business owners to ensure their companies are complying with US law. Good luck!