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I can't comment on your first question. Extending stay under Family Visa when entering as a fiancee. You will need to pay significantly more if you take this route. You need to pay the initial out of country application fee, and then pay to extend the visa twice, before your partner becomes eligible for ILR. So you have to pay for an additional extension ...


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Yes, you can invest in the stock market with an F-1 status. However, there are a few things to keep in mind: 1) It can't be active trading. It's up to interpretation what exactly that means. In my opinion if you are not constantly trading and trying to make trading a big part of your income, you should be fine. A good example is a 401(k), you're investing ...


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I don't know about the specific case of a minor who somehow manages to travel without parental consent, but in general treaties favor having custody issues decided by the courts in the jurisdiction where the minor normally lives, regardless of nationality. In your situation there are probably already court orders in effect, related to your parents' divorce, ...


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Apparently it’s allowed. What the law, specifically 8 CFR 214.1(e), prohibits, is employment. Employment, according to 8 CFR 274(a)(1)(h), is something only employees do. An independent contractor is not an employee (Id., (j) and (f)). Or maybe not, according to a Connecticut Law Tribune article which says “A B-1 visitor cannot engage in productive ...


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It is prohibited. "Off-campus" refers to the identity of the employer, not to your physical location. Freelance work would be for an employer who is not affiliated with your university, so it would not meet the requirements of your F-1 status. A commenter raises the question of doing freelance work for a client outside the US. The US position is that if ...


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