Can I do Remote IT Job on F1-OPT visa?

Hi ,
I have a question regarding my OPT EAD. Is that OK if do remote IT job on OPT visa.I got an offer from a very
good reputed company.So i want to know whether it is ok or not?

Asked on May 12, 2016 under Immigration Law, California

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

you can be employed by any one anywhere as part of your opt ead.  You can also be self employed.  So, it is fine for you to work remotely for a company as part of your OPT.  Just be aware of your OPT EAD expiration date and ensure that you have continued employment authorization for after that date.


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