I recently bought the air plane ticket to attend an interview. The company says they will give me a check for it.

I am in F1 visa status. Can I accept this money from the company, as I remember that I am not authorized to accept money for any work until I am authorized for employment?

Is this a normal thing? Accepting a check for reimbursement for travel expenses while on f1 visa?

Thanks for your help.

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You're not accepting payment for work, you're accepting reimbursement for your expenses. You are allowed to look for a job while on F1 visa, you're not allowed to actually work.

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    I feel that this answer is correct, but may be ambiguous to people whose second language is English. The answer is "YES You are allowed accept reimbursement for interview expenses."
    – emory
    Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 1:46
  • whose second language is English means completely different from who are not native speakers of English although it can be assumed to mean the same thing in that sentence but the stress changes totally
    – Hanky 웃 Panky
    Commented Nov 13, 2015 at 7:41

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