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Do they have a million dollars?
Then there is only the slow and sure way that most foreign students take. For the fastest route they complete a Master Degree.
Following completion of their course of study they do their one year of OPT, and if eligible get a 17 month STEM extension.
During this time they get their employer to file for their H1B petition.
Once they have the H1B approved and have shown their employer their value they are sponsored by the employer for their green card.
Can a student visa be changed to a work visa if they open some type of business.Is there any limitations on what type of business that they start
South Koreans can obtain an E2 investor visa but that is not a route to a green card. They can only work the business as long as they are needed to manage it. If they sell it or want to retire in 20 years, they cannot stay.
You asked on the way to get a green card and that is not the way unless they invest $1 Million.
If the sister owns the business and the sister that is here on a student visa is made a partner in that business does the same rule apply,able to be here as long as they own that business.
Yes, the same rules apply and the student sister has to show how she got the funds to invest in the business and owns at least 50%.
Thank you for the information you have been very helpful.God Bless.
I hope you are able to find a way to your dreams.
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