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Old 08-31-2010, 10:52 PM
Location: NYC
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F2 visa doesn't allow you to get paid by a US employer. If my job search turns out to be unsuccessful, I myself plan on staying home with a child and work as a freelance programmer in my home country, while spending time in the US on H4 visa, as I think it's the easiest legal way to go (plus, even though the wage I'd be able to make is next to nothing in NYC, the money we could save for child-care in this way makes up for that). While I think that the best thing is to pay taxes in the country where it is used for your own benefit, the second best one is to pay them in the country that is at least a little bit interested. In addition, my relatives can benefit from it.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:44 PM
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can i work if i migrate to USA as a dependent since my wife going to conduct her MBA.

if yes what is the proceeedure

if there is a a job and if some is willing to sponsor as i am a dependent can i change my vsa status and get paid leagally

if i go to usa asa dependent and if there is some one who is willing to sponsor me
is there any chance to change the visa status and work to get paid leagally.

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:25 PM
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I have F2 visa and I have an account in bank of america and I link this account to my pay-pal account. can I work in USA by internet as that salary of it deposit in my pay-pal account?
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:27 PM
Location: Weston, FL
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Given your status you may not work in the US.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by bhawna_richa View Post
I am an MBA but on F2 visa in Us. i m getting offer for work from home. can someone plz tell me whether i can apply for those jobs??if not then how can i change my visa status as they are not ready to sponsor for my h1b visa?
F-2 visa holders are barred from employment. If you try to change your status, you face the potential of being asked to leave until the work visa is ready.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:47 AM
Location: West Texas
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F-2 visa holders are not allowed to work, SSN or receive payment. not even from home, any work is illegal. If they do so, they are in breach of their status and subject to deportation.
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