F1 visa with MLM business is not allowed. What should I do?

Asked 8 months ago - San Francisco, CA

I am on my OPT now, and I have a MLM business. Next year I'll become full time student for my master, and I don't want to abandon my business. Is it okay to keep it but doesn't have new customer or recruit new people and not getting any payment?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . You can receive profits, but not a salary. Please see Bhakta v. INS (9th Cir. 1981)

    Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response... more
  2. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . Was this founded as a company or sole proprietorship?

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
  3. John Grayson Davidson

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    Answered . Actually, you can receive payment from your down line. But, you may not do anything else.

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  4. Alena Shautsova

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    Answered . Most of the MLM payouts are profits and bonuses, as such you should be ok. If you are worried, meet with an attorney and explain different ways you are getting paid.

    New York Immigration lawyer. This advice does not create an attorney client relationship. No specific legal advice... more

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