F-1 student & Self-employed during OPT

Asked over 1 year ago - Lawrenceville, GA

I'm graduating this December with a Bachelor degree in Business Management. Can I use OPT to self-employed with a wedding studio, which I want to do once I come back home? My study focuses on entrepreneurship which I think is relevant to my plan of studio business. Doing photography freelance business includes many aspects I've learned at school, and I hope experiencing running a business here will help me to do it better for the real time.
I also know the legal side is much important. Please advise.
Thank you.

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  1. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . You would need to ask your DSO. Your work must relate to your major, and it is the DSO that determines that for purposes of SEVIS.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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    Answered . I agree with Counsel Ferrari to seek further clarification with the DSO.

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  3. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Please talk to your DSO. It may be possible.

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  4. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Please talk to your DSO. It may be possible.

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  5. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Please talk to your DSO. It may be possible.

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS www.myattorneyusa.com; email: info@myattorneyusa.com; Phone: (866)... more

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