I currently hold a B1 visa. Can I be a shareholder of a property firm in Tampa and receive dividends?

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I currently hold a B1 visa. Can I be a shareholder of a property firm in Tampa and receive dividends?

B1/B2 Visa for Professional Golf

Want to be shareholder in property firm

Dividends

Asked on July 18, 2017 under Immigration Law, Florida

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can receive dividends as long as this is considered passive income and you are not doing any type of work that would be considered as income generatingj since that is not permitted for someone in B-1/B-2 status.  You should be careful with this and best to receive those dividends in your home country.


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