I am coming to the US for research program under F1 visa. During the program I will keep my employment dormant back in my home country (Croatia) with minimum salary required under the local law. I may be asked by my employer to provide some consultancy services related to my previous projects. Will that violate F1 terms? Thank you
under "keeping employment dormant" I mean minimum part-time employment with minimum salary
Yes, F-1 is a non-working visa.
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You cannot engage in employment in the USA while in F1 visa unless authorized to work. What you have described is an employment.
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If you do the 'work' while physically in the US ... it doesn't matter if the company pays you outside of the US ... it is a violation of your F-1 .... talk to your school's foreign student adviser.
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