Can F1 Student Start Non-Profit Business In USA?
Question from Freesia:
I'm a student in a christian school, and I'm interested in establishing a non-profit organization (NGO). I'm on F1 visa currently. Could you please give me more information about what other things I need to have to begin this kind of corporation and do I have that kind of right to do so?
Setting up a non-profit is OK under the terms of F-1 status. Simply incorporating a non-profit (i.e. obtaining certificate of incorporation) is not difficult at all but you need to think about what you want to accomplish with this non-profit. Your goal will affect greatly what needs to be done.
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Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC