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Dear Sophie:

I live in Sydney and an American business is providing my husband a professional task and a work visa. I’m qualified to get a visa and a work license under my partner’s visa. Can I form my own startup with that dependent visa and work allow or do I need to discover a task with an American company? How long would we have the ability to remain in the U.S.?

— Aspiring in Australia

Dear Aspiring in Australia:

Congrats on calling your desire and stating your intention to begin a business. That’s exciting!

Based on your question, it seems like the business is sponsoring your spouse for an E-3 visa for Australian specialists, and you would be qualified for a reliant E-3 visa and work permission document (EAD), also called a work license. Just recently, I have actually been getting a lot of concerns from partners about reliant visas and working. Check out my podcasts on reliant visas and specifically about the E-3 visa for additional details.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.