I am currently on an H-4 Visa. Am I allowed to work as an independent consultant / professional / business person?

Asked over 1 year ago - Pleasanton, CA

If no, what are my options?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . No, an H-4 is a non-working status. Impossible to list your options without any facts.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . H-4s cannot work, whether paid or unpaid, while in the US.

    Options depend on facts. You really need to meet one on one with an experienced immigration attorney, whether myself or one of my colleagues, so that he/she can review all your documents and facts in order to determine what your options are.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . No.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
  4. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . You are not allowed to work on H4 visa, period.

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

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    Answered . No. Options depend on facts

    This is not legal advice and a client attorney relationship is not created. For a free consultation call (718)234-5588.

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