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I am a F1 student holding-CPT; 40 hours of work authorization in the usa, ,could i registered a non profit org in the USA ?

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I am a F1 student holding-CPT; 40 hours of work authorization in the usa, ,could i registered a non profit org in the USA and also opening a branch in Nepal too, Can i work for Obama's campaign against women's violence in the usa and Nepal side by side ?

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  1. I think you need to meet with your foreign student adviser, and the professor that is supervising your CPT. You might be trying to 'stretch' things a bit too far for CPT.

    As for creating a non-profit ... sure ... but why?

    I strongly suggest you sit-on these great ideas until after you have graduated from college/university.

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  2. Third time you ask this question. Yes you can register the organization, but you cannot work in it unless the work is related to CPR and complies with other CPT rules. IF it does not, it would not matter whether you get paid here, there in Nepal or not at all. It would still be a violation of your status.

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  3. Talk to your DSO.

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