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The company will be financed with cash, approximately $25,000. I am a very skilled Software engineer (I currently hold the title of Director of Engineering in my Start-up) and am already about to sign my first client. Concerning the minimum prevailing wage ($65,000 / year for a programmer) it comes to $5,416 / month, so that's 5 months of survival even If I do not get a single drop of revenue which it extraordinarily unlikely.
I am planning living in the suburbs of Boston (where I had lived for 2 years before moving the Georgia...where I currently live). I have my lease in Georgia until October, but I was looking to just bunk with some room mates ($300 / month) ... since I'm a Bachelor and unmarried.
Do you own a company outside of the U.S.?
No.Are you looking to get U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency in the future?
Yes, but I understand that the E-3 is also a non-immigrant temporary visa and therefore I need to transfer to an H1B...which is hard. But at this time I'm only concerned about either the LLC. If I can do it, i'll do it, but if not, i'll just continue with regular employment.
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Okay, but the point of confusion I'm having is that the company has to prove this right? Which so happens to be owned by me. If the LLC was in someone else's name e.g. A life-long friend, would that make the situation easier?
I understand the piece about the minimum wage (i.e. The minimum prevailing wage) which can be found here for the company:
Finding your position can be a bit tricky, particularly if you’re a founder – you do everything in your company, right?! You can search the database at http://www.onetcodeconnector.org but for what it is worth, I did a bit of searching to find something legitimate/accurate and not too highly priced (as per the next step). I found that “General and Operations Managers”, which has a SOC code of 11-1021 was pretty good
If I meet the minimum would that be okay? Additionally I plan to hire American citizens within the first few months anyway, If I make that very clear would that help my cause?
Also, what kind of investment would you expect to see the company have?
Do you have any other advice concerning other ways I could convince the officer that it will be successful?
I am registering for Software consulting LLC...of which it is very very easy to sign new clients and get revenue. I am already about to sign my first client but just need to LLC first, is there anything you would suggest here?
What I were to select a role within the company the had a lower prevailing wage? like an "operations manager"? that has a prevailing wage of only $40K/year?
Additionally would financial projects help? or clients? or board member backgrounds?
Additionally, when you say “small town” do you mean register the business in a small town with a low wage (low cost of living)? That would then mean that I could live anywhere in the states right?
But could I register the business there and live in Massachusetts? i.e. telecommute?
Would you attempt this in your opinion?
If I give very good financial forecasts?
If I give Show cash in the bank?
If I hire myself as a programmer (a low prevailing wage)?
But most importantly...If I get rejected....will that hurt my chances of getting another regular job in the states?
What if I registered the company in Australia and continued to work here in the states under an E-3 for another company. Would that work?
Additionally, what if were to live in the states on the Visa Waiver program and go back to Australia every 3 months (to reset the visa waiver), would that work? Then when the company has enough revenue just then transfer the company to the USA?
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