Can I live in Toronto, Canada and work in New York, USA?

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Can I live in Toronto, Canada and work in New York, USA?

I recently relocated from the US to Canada. I have an Indian passport. I had an
H1-B visa which I used for 1 year before leaving. If I want to work for my old
employer who doesn’t have an entity in Canada, can I do so while living in
Canada? Would the scenario change if I had permanent residence or citizenship
in Canada?

Thanks

Asked on November 2, 2016 under Immigration Law, Alaska

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It does not matter where you reside, but in order to be eligible to work in the US you must have proper employment authorization such as H-1B.  If you do not have that, you cannot legally work in the US if you are not already a permanent resident of the US.


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