What is the law regarding providing professional services in the US from abroad?

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What is the law regarding providing professional services in the US from abroad?

I’m a foreign nurse, graduated from a US nursing school and registered as a RN in a US state. I’m not a US citizen and getting a green card or a visa is not my option at this point. If I tele-work (to consult and all) from abroad but provide service as a US nurse, it it legal under US immigration law? Are there any conditions to be legal, such as the location of the company I would work for?

Asked on December 7, 2013 under Immigration Law, California

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about as to what you want to do, there would be nothing illegal for you to provide professional services in the United States abroad. Such happens all the time when matters are outsourced. For example when I have computer problems I frequently am on the telephone with someone in India giving me technical support.


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