F1 OPT visa day trading

Oracle / Eng acfL58
Dec 15, 2017 9 Comments

Can a person employed and having above stated visa can get involved in day trading ?

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  • Seriously? Are you that dumb? It’s your money your choice what’s visa got to do with stock trading?
    Dec 15, 2017 5
    • Oracle / Eng acfL58
      OP
      Some one just told me recently that your visa allows you to primarily focus on your primary job. So if you are involved in day trading that means you are doing multiple jobs and can cause issues later
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Compking

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      @CHOOOCHAYY, why are you so harsh on him? There are no dumb questions. That is something you need to learn in this country. World with people asking dumb questions are miles better than world with aholes calling names immediately for such questions.
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Oh really comp King... if you don’t shoot down dumb question you raise people who survive on welfare..
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Oracle / Eng acfL58
      OP
      That’s the reason I clarified so that the person replying should too read question properly and not just shoot down thinking the person asking is dumb .
      Dec 15, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Compking

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      Uber guy, you assumed this is a dumb question but it is a question many people with h1b has and not many people can say the answer with confidence. H1B only allows one job and day trading can easily cause problem with immigration dept as they are not known to be consistent. If they define too many trading in short time span as a second job, they can easily revoke h1b. At minimum it is debatable. See below url as an example. Before judging something so easily and think you are shooting down dumb question to help society, you may want to check if you are the one acting dumb. http://forum.murthy.com/topic/55759-is-day-trading-legal-or-illegal-on-h1b-status/
      Dec 16, 2017
  • You kidding? I have been doing trading since I was a student in us... I hope you don’t mean to become a day trader? That’s separate Job.. or you want to buy stocks and do trading...
    Dec 15, 2017 1
    • Oracle / Eng acfL58
      OP
      There is difference between trading and day trading if you are not aware. I’m specifically asking about day trading
      Dec 15, 2017
  • Zillow Group rDoL04
    This is not a dumb question. Day trading falls in a grey area for H1 visa(from what I heard).For F1 I'm not sure,maybe consult a lawyer instead of relying on comments here
    Dec 15, 2017 0