Working remotely from outside country

Amazon jef556
Jun 18 14 Comments

I was approached by a startup recruiter and was told they allow 100% remote work.
Does anyone know if h1b visa holder can permanently work remotely from outside US and still get paid here in US bank account?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Medallia Maximus8
    Nope. It’s against the law. Employer needs to specify work place location and your US address as well. If you do; both you and employer would be at fault.
    Jun 19 3
    • Amazon ileile
      Give the correct out of country address. He can also file W8Ben to declare that he is not a US person and therefore does not need to file a US return given that he neither lives nor works in the US.
      Jun 19
    • Medallia Maximus8
      W8ben is specific to taxing?
      Jun 19
    • Medallia Maximus8
      For valid immigration status you need to be working in US. You don’t need immigration status or visa if you not in country. Circling back it doesn’t make sense and adds to future possibility of rejection or denials
      Jun 19
  • Oracle IPua83
    No they can't.
    Jun 18 0
  • Amazon ileile
    You don't need a US visa to work remote. You're not in the US, USCIS has no say in the matter so I don't understand your question.

    You need work authorization in the country to reside in where you are doing the work, not the US.

    You would presumably come to the US from time to time for business meetings. You would use a B visa, not an H, for that purpose--assuming it's just meetings and such and to are not doing significant work here.
    Jun 19 2
    • Amazon iAI
      Can I get salary in the US in this scenario?
      Jun 19
    • Amazon ileile
      That's between you and the company. Most companies know that comp outside the US is much lower and will pay you less, but at the end of the day that's a business decision and not an immigration question.
      Jun 19
  • Microsoft kcif
    The US law doesn’t permit it.
    Jun 18 2
    • Whats stopping It if someone pays his taxes
      Jun 19
    • Amazon ileile
      Nope, US law doesn't stop it. Not at all
      Jun 19
  • Apple xHXJ08
    What startup is this?
    Jun 19 0
  • Medallia Maximus8
    USCIS would deny if it’s remote and out of country location and would recommend google outsourcing link.
    Jun 19 0
  • Amazon iAI
    I’ll have to get them pay in bitcoin then.
    Jun 19 0