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US LLC holding company

Asked by: Mattia  — 4 July, 2013

I am an Italian resident working in Europe and remotely from my laptop. I also arrange physical events through local partnerships. I want to incorporate a US LLC as a holding company for my assets (songs and movie copyrights, tv format, business models, cash, real estate) but being passive, running active business from a second company I will open further (not in the US), totally owned by the LLC. So the holding would be 100% passive. But I occasionally would travel in the US, being the only owner of the holding. Can I do this without requiring any kind of Visa, as I will not “work” nor the company will not gain any direct profit but only holding? Nobody could say that I am working without permit, cause it’s not, right? Would be any better way to do it? Thanks!

Answered by: admin  — 4 July, 2013


To travel to the U.S. you need some kind of a visa, however in your case I believe B1 or B2 would work just fine. Since you don’t intend to be employed in the U.S. I don’t believe you need to worry about getting more advanced types of visa.

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