During my undergraduate years in India (as an Indian national), I used to work part time (~15-17 hours a week) for a certain company which is based in the US. The kind of work I used to do is basically some kind of content writing. The company used to pay me by wiring money to my Indian Bank account.
Now, I am moving to the US with an F1 visa for my graduate studies. I would like to continue this part time work during my stay in the US. So, I am considering two options:
- I continue working from the US, but when they pay me, the payment goes to my Indian bank account as usual.
- I request to receive my pay in my US bank account. This is a more convenient option for me. But I do not know if this is allowed under the terms of an F1 visa.
As far as I can see, the F1 visa rules only mention
F-1 students may not work off-campus during the first academic year, but may accept on-campus employment subject to certain conditions and restrictions.
What are the practical considerations that I need to be aware of?