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Working for foreign company k1 (and greencard)

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I was wondering if on a k1 visa (and also greencard) if you are allowed to work for a foreign company and earning money from another country, for example doing website design for a foreign company.

Is this frowned upon when applying for k1 visa or while on a greencard? Will it help in any way or would it have no effect on the process.

Is there laws against this or will it have an effect on the k1 through naturalization process.

Any information on this would be helpful.

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I was wondering if on a k1 visa (and also greencard) if you are allowed to work for a foreign company and earning money from another country, for example doing website design for a foreign company.

Is this frowned upon when applying for k1 visa or while on a greencard? Will it help in any way or would it have no effect on the process.

Is there laws against this or will it have an effect on the k1 through naturalization process.

Any information on this would be helpful.

Juuust had more of a research on the forums and found some people saying its ok, but any confirmation would be great from anyone who knows or how has gone through the same situation.

thanks!

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Juuust had more of a research on the forums and found some people saying its ok, but any confirmation would be great from anyone who knows or how has gone through the same situation.

thanks!

I would also like to add one other thing.

Is it legal to sell products in USA from a foreign company?

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Your doing websites....but is this income in Aussie Dollars or yank? Which country is the business registered? What income tax are you paying?

Income will be in AUS dollars to my AUS Bank account, will be taxed in AUS.

Then I will probably transfer the money from my AUS account to my US account when I am needing extra.

The business is an australian company.

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No, it's not frowned upon. Quite a number of us work/worked for non-US companies while living in the US.... including a number of Canadians who commute, daily, into Canada.


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ok...you have a USA bank a/c??

ozforex.com allows easy transfers of money if you need...

let me know if you need further info from them...SET IT UP BEFORE LEAVING AUST...

you will be fine....lucky thing....

Check out what you need for starting up a business here in USA .... depends on what state your in as to what tax you pay but needless to say....it wont be at the 50% that Australia charges...

GOOD LUCK!!!

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ok...you have a USA bank a/c??

ozforex.com allows easy transfers of money if you need...

let me know if you need further info from them...SET IT UP BEFORE LEAVING AUST...

you will be fine....lucky thing....

Check out what you need for starting up a business here in USA .... depends on what state your in as to what tax you pay but needless to say....it wont be at the 50% that Australia charges...

GOOD LUCK!!!

I have an AUS citibank account and my fiance has a US citibank account, free transfers at very good exchange rate. Once I get to USA I will get my name added to her account as well.

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I have an AUS citibank account and my fiance has a US citibank account, free transfers at very good exchange rate. Once I get to USA I will get my name added to her account as well.

Am I able to work for a foreign company before EAD Approval if the work is for a foreign company and is paid in foreign currency into a foreign bank account?

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Am I able to work for a foreign company before EAD Approval if the work is for a foreign company and is paid in foreign currency into a foreign bank account?

If I were in your shoes, I would consult a Tax Specialist. Because if income of that nature is required to be reported on your tax returns here in the US, then I would assume it would be crossing the line in terms of working before receiving EAD.


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