Questions tagged [f1-visa]

An F1 visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows foreigners to study in the U.S.

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What laws apply to Visa holders in the US?

I'm a French citizen currently staying in Los Angeles for studies under an F1 Visa. I was told that in the US, only federal law applies to foreigners which is why despite Pot being legalized in ...
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Can a F1-visa student have income from renting his or her apartment?

I know the international students (F1-visa) are limited when it comes to work (max 20 hours/week on campus job). However, are they allowed to have other sources of income in US? Is renting his/her ...
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Can IRS tax an offshore business operated by a non-resident alien in U.S?

The business is incorporated offshore. It is a company selling software applications. There is no office in the U.S. It has nothing to do with U.S. except: The owner of the offshore company is a non-...
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Volunteer work while on F1 visa in the USA

Can an F1 international student in the United States who is employed 20 hours per week as a teaching assistant or research assistant perform some volunteering work that potentially grant him/her some ...
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Possible to take online classes in a university in a different country without Visa?

So someone pointed out to me that there's an extremely cheap site for online classes, but it's in another country. If the classes are online and enrollment can be done via the internet, would one ...
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How can a company sponsor an employment visa without first seeking qualified US-citizen applicants?

My company is a Delaware C-Corp, though our office is in Florida. I have been working with 3 talented freelance developers over the past 18 months, during which time they've been in a work-for-hire ...
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If a country gives visa after travel date can I take any action or claim any compensation?

I had applied for a VISA for USA. During application, I'd given my dates of travel. However, my VISA was issued hours after the scheduled departure of my flight due to which I had to reschedule the ...
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Investment Brokering on an F-1 OPT?

I am F-1 US Visa-holding student with an anticipated OPT authorization that is good May 9th through August 15th. I have an opportunity to broker an investment in a manufacturing company registered in ...
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Returning to US on F1 STEM OPT while EB-1B/EB-2 NIW is in process

I am on F-1 STEM OPT in the US (no H-1B yet, since it's a lottery every year). My employer wants to apply for EB-1B (green card) since my lawyer thinks I may qualify, although each application is ...
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Is a summer REU considered OPT/CPT training for F-1 visa?

I am a student under F-1 visa in the US. I was offered a paid Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for the upcoming summer 2017 from a different school. Is the REU considered Optional ...
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How will PhD students who have no course requirements anymore, be affected by the latest ICE ruling?

A new announcement was made by ICE today, which intends to remove international students from the US whose universities have gone completely online. For universities like mine, which are following a ...
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Can students on F-1 visa in U.S. operate a software business incorporated offshore?

If I were to form an offshore company (IBC) for an internet business, can I run it in U.S. on F-1 Student status? It is just a software application. People go on the website to pay and download it. ...
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Can an legal means for someone who's visa expired to stay in the country or leave the country and come back

I was talking to my Neighbors "Wife" who is not actually his wife at all. Apparently she was here on a working Visa, she got pregnant, and never renewed because they fired her when they learned she ...
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How to change of school as a foreign student to another school if the previous Change of Status hasn't been adjudicated yet in the United States

How could a student that has filled for a change of status to a F-1 visa, but whose change of status hasn't been adjudicated yet, transfer to a different school with a new I-20? I heard that we can't ...