Can an international student on F1 visa work remotely in her origin country for a company based in US without CPT/OPT?
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If you are leaving the U.S. to do this work then you would not be maintaining your F-1 status in the U.S. If you are prepared to stay overseas this is fin e-- otherwise if you are trying to do this in the U.s. it is unauthorized employment.
It's not clear how being on F-1 visa you are planning to work remotely in your home country. However, if you are going home for a vacation and some US startup is outsourcing their work to overseas employees, doing that work and getting paid in your country should not jeopardize your status. But if you work in the US, without a work authorization, it will.
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