Will I face any problem if I own a company in the USA while under F-1 visa? by @R44D
Answer by Raad Ahmed:
There are strict restrictions when it comes to employment while under F-1 visa status. Restrictions include:
- F-1 students MAY NOT work off campus during their first academic year. However, they may be able to work on campus based on certain conditions.
- After the first year, there are three off-campus options for employment. They include:
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- Optional Practical Training (OPT)
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
To answer your question, F-1 visa students aren’t allowed to “engage” in business, but they are not restricted from “establishing” a business. So in theory, you could start a business, but will not be able to operate it while you are under this status.
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