Can a F1 visa holder open a paypal account?Is it legal to work online and get paid for f1 visa holders?

Asked about 1 year ago - Lansdale, PA

It is said that f1 visa holders can't work off campus but the money online is not from usa only that can be from any country..so whts the answer.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . While it is perfectly legal for F1 visa holders to open a PayPal account to say, pay for eBay purchases and the like, it is not legal under F-1 visa terms to conduct a business and get paid for one's work or services via Paypal. Doing so will put you in violation of the terms of your F-1 visa.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. Alexus Paul Sham

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    Answered . This question can best be addressed by your DSO. Generally, there are very strict conditions about employment on a F1 and I think you would not be able to do so.

    Alexus P. Sham alexuspshamesq@gmail.com (917) 498-9009. The above information is only general in nature and does... more
  3. Jeff L. Khurgel

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    Answered . No prohibition on opening a paypal account, but employment on F-1 is typically not permitted except for within CPT/OPT parameters. Your school's DSO should be able to give you some guidance on this.

    FORMER USCIS AND DEPARTMENT OF STATE EMBASSY OFFICER -- Khurgel Immigration Law Firm -- 4199 Campus Drive, Suite... more

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