Starting a company in India serving US while on H1B ?


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I am planning to start an Import / Export business in India; the company will have customers in India and abroad. Company will be registered in India as private limited company. 

1) Can I start this company in India while on a US H-1B ? 

2) Can I be an active owner / partner with the company while on an H-1B in the US? 

3) Do I need to inform / take permission USCIS about this venture ? 

4) Will it conflict with USCIS guidelines in any way ?

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You can start the company but you can not work for it in any form while in the US on H1. On H1, you can only be a passive investor, putting money into a company and otherwise staying completely out of it.

You also have to report your worldwide income on your US tax returns.

 

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