Setting Up a US company as a Non-Resident

The first critical question is:

Can a foreign national start a business in the U.S. without being a resident?

“Yes, You Can!” Every day, foreign nationals are setting up US businesses, from major enterprises to small shops. Accessing the US marketplace is the key to success for many businesses around the world. The most effective way to reach this market is with a US company, to take advantage of the world’s largest, best integrated national market at the lowest tax rate. Setting up a company in the US as a non-resident is simple when you have the help of team skilled in company formation, immigration, import-export, international tax, real estate and supply chain. For a foreign national with a US company, it is:

  • Easier to sell in the US market, from a customs and tax point of view
  • Access the capital markets in the US for venture capital, angel investors and public markets
  • Enhance the reputation of your company, both to US customers and many markets overseas
  • Easier to get a visa to work in the US (though acceptance is NOT guaranteed!
  • Possible you can reduce your tax on US-source income


Setting Up a US Company as a Non-Resident

HOW to set up a US Company

Start the process of setting up your business with our Checklist of steps to get your new US business started

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Where to INCORPORATE Your US Company

You do not have to incorporate where your company will be located. Explore the options for choosing a state of incorporation.

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What Documents are Needed to Form a US Company?

Learn about what documents are required in order to set up a US company and start a business

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Types of US Business Entities

Learn about the pros and cons of corporations and limited liability companies, the two types of US business entities.

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WHERE to Set Up a New Business in the US

Not sure where to set up your US company? Find out how to discover the best place in the US to locate your new business.

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Types of Business Visas in the US

Learn the types of visas available for business use, along with the advantages and disadvantages

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