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Starting an enterprise while on H1b

Discussion in 'General H-1 and H-3 Visa and Related Issues' started by Phoenixiian, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Phoenixiian

    Phoenixiian New Member

    Hi All,

    Some of my friends and I, who are all on H1B visa, are planning to start an enterprise. Can someone in the forum tell me if it's legal to do so while working full-time on H1B. If it's not, can someone please weigh in on some of the options before us. Any input on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Amberleaf

    Amberleaf New Member

    My understanding is No, you can only work for your H1B sponsor while on H1B.
    Once you obtain your green card you are free to work for any company or start your own business.
    Some company s have a policy that you cannot start your own business while being employed by them. Especially if it could be considered to compete with your employer. regardless if your are on H1B, Green Card or US citizen.

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