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Hi I am Keshav and am on H1-B visa with an aproved I-140. I want to start my own business LLC or Corp in my line. Is it legally possible without risking my GC process?

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Currently I am an employee with GC filed. I want to start ,my own business . Can I go that on H1-B visa?

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Do you have a pending I-485 with EAD or are you still waiting for your priority date to become current?

It is highly unlikely you can have your own LLC petition your H1B. You have to turn over all control of the business to an independent person and you have to become simply am employee. Your ownership interest creates a conflict with being an employee as the business owner without divesting all control.

See this USCIS Guidance Memo on establishing an Employer/Employee relationship

http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,0114-h1b.shtm

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