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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer
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I have US B1/B2 Visa and wish to be US Citizen. how is it

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i have US B1/B2 Visa and wish to be US Citizen. how is it possible?
how can i be legal by establishing my Business there?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

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First comes U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency and you have to have that a few years before you can become a U.S. Citizen. How much money do you have to invest? What country or countries do you have citizenship in? What city and state would you open the business?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i am Pakistani and will to start in NY,
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i want to start with minimum investment.
my initial target will be to get SSN to open bank and paypal account and start selling on ebay and i be legal by keeping my B1/B2 Visa because i dont want to do any illegal activity.
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Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

For a green card directly, it is $1,000,000 minimum and the creation of 10 or more jobs for U.S. workers. It could be $500,000 if it is in a rural or high unemployment area as designated by the U.S. government. Are you close to that amount? If not, I really need you to tell me what you have to invest because there are some visas available, but they don't state a minimum, just "substantial investment".

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no i am very far from your described amounts
is there any Free Way :)
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

No, there is no free way to get a green card through investment. Do you have at least $200,000? $100,000?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i dont wana invest any big amount.
my friend is in NY and have got SSN without ant initial target is to get SSN, by how many means it may get without any investment?
my object is to open paypal account and start online sales (e-commerce ) business in USA while living in home country to care my export related business, because if i will live in USA for long time i can lose my business in Pakistan, UAE and Germany.
after establish good e-commerce business i may consider invest some amount there.
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

It's very hard to get a SSN now. How did your friend get it? Did he have a work permit? And just because you have an SSN doesn't mean you have legal status.

Also, you would violate your B-2 status if you established a business in the U.S. AND you stayed in the U.S. to run it. This is not allowed on a B-2.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
if my friend told me anything to trust him why should i ask you dear, might be by political refuge or something else, he was having B1/B2 visa only.i dont want Violate because it will finish my neat and clean history in all embassies i have use to get visas and will have in future.which otehr options are availabe for a B1/B2 Visa holder to register company, open bank account in USAalso may i have PayPal account without SSN?
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

You can get an ITIN and use that for bank account and other purposes. You can open your company with that, but you will not be able to run your company while in the U.S. You can run it from outside of the U.S. or you can hire someone to run it for you. Here is a link in regards ***** ***** ITIN:

When you have a substantial amount to invest, then you may be able to use that company to get an E-2 or L-1A visa.

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Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

Hello. I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? Please let me know. Thank you!