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I know similar questions have been asked before, but it doesn't seem like anyone's ever had a conclusive answer.

 

I'd like to make the move to the states, but I don't want to be tied down to a salary position.

Is there any way to freelance in the US as a foreigner without constantly jumping through hoops?

 

I've heard mention of something called an EAD that I could get after having an H-1B visa that would allow me to work part time at any company, but I'd still have to be sponsored by the original company who helped me get the H-1B.

 

Has anyone gone through the process that can offer some advice?

Thanks.

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I've gone through the immigration process. There is NO way that doesn't involve lots of hoop jumping, and waiting. What ever you do, just know that ahead of time. Hire a GOOD immigration lawyer, because the difference between a good and bad lawyer can be the deciding factor. Don't try to go it alone without a lawyer. It may seem like you can fill out and submit forms yourself, but that's not why you need the lawyer. They have specific knowledge about confusing laws and memos (these dictate how certain cases are handled when the law is vague). And you need someone to push the process along when it stalls.

 

Good luck!

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