Q: Can I start my own business as a F1 visa holder?
I am a PhD student going to graduate soon and thinking to start my own business in my field. I am currently holding F1 student visa but trying to apply for green card through National Interest Waiver (NIW). I have a few questions and your answers are very appreciated.
1) Can I start a LLC company before graduation with my F1 visa?
2) Can I sell my products through ebay or any other website under the desired name of my company? or can I create my own website to start selling products? (before starting a company)
3) If the principal of one part of my final product is already patented at 2007, while there are many publications on that including mine, can I make and sell that part with my own recipe?
4) Can I import some components from China and sell them under the name of my company?
Thank you so much for taking time to help me, in advance.
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