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Can I Get a Green Card Through Startup Ownership?

How can a Canadian citizen get a green card while on the TN visa and owning 50 percent of a start up?

TN visa holders are, unfortunately, not permitted to apply for permanent residency, although there may be some strategic workarounds. Many TN visa holders wanting to apply for permanent residence request a change of status to an H1B visa, which does permit applying for permanent residence.

No matter what, however, owning 50 percent of the company that would sponsor the permanent residency application will make it difficult to get an approval in most instances.

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