Immigration Issues/F2-H1B

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Hi, i am with my F2 currently, i volunteer a company which love to sponsor me for H1B visa. so the company wish to pay me from Nov, I already committed them I end up my volunteer till end of Feb. Therefore, they would like to know if they can pay me small amount of stipend from Mar-Oct while filling my H1b visa but i am still under F2 situation. help!! thanks!

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Hi,

The company cannot legally pay you any amount either directly or indirectly. Therefore, a stipend is not allowed. You must be on H-1B visa status in order to receive compensation.

If you are volunteering for a job which is normally compensated, this may be considered employment...and is therefore this category of volunteering is not allowed in F-2 visa status.

Regards,
Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.h1b1.com

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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