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If I am a non-profit director (company based in US) and want to  reside there to run it, which visa should/could I get for doing this? The E2 is for profit companies so this wouldn’t apply, but what does one do for non-profits? Thanks

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For the physical office requirement of getting an L1 visa, is it sufficient to have a paid-for registered office address service? So use a special receiving/forwarding mail service etc. My actual business would largely be virtual 

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7 minutes ago, mthorn said:

Is it possible to self-sponsor for an L1 visa?

No.

https://www.ashoorilaw.com/l1-visa/

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2 minutes ago, mthorn said:

Yes but that refers to self-petitioning yourself as an employee. What if you want to self petition yourself as a director?

Have you read the article?  https://www.ashoorilaw.com/l1-visa/

 

 


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L1 would not be the visa for starting your own business

and yes, you need a physical address as a business needs to register in a state under that states licensing requirements 

and to apply for a EiN

there's a lot to know 

 

https://juradolawfirm.com/set-up-a-company-in-the-us-as-a-foreigner/

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40 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

yes,   a physical address is needed for the business license and EIN # plus tax purposes 

Cant the physical address be the one used by a company registration service that charge a fee to provide an address?

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46 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

L1 would not be the visa for starting your own business

and yes, you need a physical address as a business needs to register in a state under that states licensing requirements 

and to apply for a EiN

there's a lot to know 

 

https://juradolawfirm.com/set-up-a-company-in-the-us-as-a-foreigner/

I can't find anything about what visa a non-profit director would need to get? I have read in places that the L1 can be used by directors. If not the L1, nor E2, then which visa would be best? thanks

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41 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

Aside from the actual requirement for a physical office space (and they do actually inspect these to see they are fit for stated purpose), if the business is largely virtual why would you need a visa to reside in the US? Surely a B1 visa for business visits would be adequate for a largely virtual business?

Yes I wouldn't need to reside all the time - just have visits a few times a year. Am guessing a B1 could be applied for by a non-profit? Would be useful to know whether can self sponsor as a director for an L1 too?

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4 minutes ago, mthorn said:

Yes I wouldn't need to reside all the time - just have visits a few times a year. Am guessing a B1 could be applied for by a non-profit? Would be useful to know whether can self sponsor as a director for an L1 too?

You would apply for a B1 in your personal capacity. 

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