Can I do part time work while on a B1/B2 Visa?

Asked over 1 year ago - Rochester, NY

I am here primarily on B2 visa. Can I do part time work?

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What about volunteer work that is unpaid? Or an apprenticeship or an on the job training that is unpaid?

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  1. Nicklaus James Misiti

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Do you have employment authorization? No you cannot work.

    Legal disclaimer: The statement above is general in nature, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an... more
  2. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . No. You cannot work while on a visitir's visa. It is a violation a law.

  3. Lynne Rogers Feldman

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    Answered . Absolutely not. The B-2 is only to visit and does not permit attendance at school or working. If you wish to work you should explore whether you qualify for any of the working visa options and refrain from working until a proper change of status is approved.


    Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
    Concentrating in Immigration and Nationality Law
    2221 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 201
    San Diego, CA 92108
    phone: (619) 299-9600, facsimile: (619) 923-3277
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    Formerly Adjunct Professor -- Immigration law
    University of Illinois College of Law


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  4. Veronica Tunitsky

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    Answered . Even volunteer work is considered work and is prohibited by the terms of the visitor visa.

    The information offered is general in nature and not meant to be relied upon as legal advice. Please consult an... more
  5. Justin Eric Elder

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    Answered . You cannot work on a visitor visa.

    This posting is for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client... more

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