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Can f-1 students start their own business as an IBO of Amway?

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I am University student from India. I joined Amway through my friend couple of month ago. I provided all the information including SSN while registering. Is it legal or illegal to do Amway business? International students are not allowed to work off the campus. What if I quit that business? Will I be in trouble? Give me the best solution.

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  1. No it isn't permitted ... unless you have a work permit.

    Yes, you can get in trouble.

    Talk to your foreign student adviser.

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  2. I agree with my colleague.

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  3. I agree it is not permitted and you international student office will tell you the same thing (or they have already told you this).

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