I'm studying business in the US with an F1 visa, and i have an opportunity at a company in the US, the Job is a leadership and business consultant, and they will pay me as 1099 misc income, do you think this would harm my chances when seeking a permanent residence? i'm even not aware of what is the 1099, when i did a search, i find some posts saying it's not allowed for the student to have this form of income, but in other posts, i saw that stock trading is allowed for F1 students and this is considered as 1099 income! can you please answer my question and clarify this to me.
F-1 students are not authorized to work except in certain circumstances. It does not matter how the employer characterizes the income, and it is not clear that this particular characterization is correct, and if it is designed to get around the rules that prevent you from working, it is absolutely incorrect. If you violate the terms of your F-1 visa you will likely find yourself ineligible to get an employment based visa after you graduate. You may wish to review these guidelines from USCIS: https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/students-and-exchange-visitors/students-and-employment
It would also be a good idea to meet with your school’s international student coordinator or DSO about your employment options.
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