I have seen people(who are on H1-B) who joined LLC as a partner(passive) and once they got their EAD/GC, they became an active partner.
1) Talk to the state department and get a statement from them in writing. They will tell you what you can and can't do.
2) Talk to the state of Georgia (usually the secretary of state's office) and ask them. They may have their own rules.
While there may be ways around our laws - i would suggest that you find ways to work within them as opposed to trying to circumvent them.
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I am on H1B visa. I want to start an LLC/C-Corp in the state of Georgia. Problem is that I am not an US Citizen and on H1B Visa (which limits me to "work" for only the company that sponsors my visa). I am considering an option where I would register the C-Corp (get an EIN using my SSN). But then I would only be passive investor/owner(shareholder). I would appoint another Manager/officer(US citizen) to run the day to day transactions. Would I be in violations of my H1B rules? Will I face a problem later on for GC Processing? I will have my SSN tied to the EIN, also I will not include the profits from C-Corp on my tax return(profits will remain within the business). Will USCIS or DHS look negatively at this and deny GC later on? Is having "ownership" in my C-Corp construed as being involved with "managing" my C-Corp?