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F-1 holder got paid for private lessons. Will I have problems reentering the country? F Visa

Discussion in 'Cultural, Training, Student Visa' started by mm47, Aug 11, 2010.

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  1. mm47

    mm47 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have been living in MA for 8 years. I came as an international student. I received a Bachelors and a Masters degree between 2002 and 2007. From 2007 to 2008 I was on OPT. During that year I found a sponsor for an H-1B but I didn't win the CAP lottery. Since August 2008 I have been prolonging my F-1 to keep my legal status hoping to improve my situation in this country , but in the meantime I had to pay my bills, eat, and have a roof, so I had to work yes or yes. I gave private lessons and I never made a lot of money just the necessary to survive. I am now tired of this situation and I want to go back to my country for a year and then come back for a PhD, but I am afraid they won't let me in because I have worked under the table. I did get paid by check sometimes. Can you please let me know if this will be an issue and if so, should I stay in the country? Is there another option for me given the fact that I have lived here for so long keeping legal status?

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    army judge Super Moderator

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    As long as your passport is valid, you should be okay to leave. I doubt that anyone was tracking your income.

    But, why come back? I've lived in the US all my life. I was born here. I served in the military for 29 years.

    I'm emigrating in the next 18-24 months. (I hope sooner, rather than later.) The US isn't what it once was. I doubt that it will ever be.

    We gave a perception of freedom. Our economy is on suicide watch. Crime is out of control. Things will only get worse. I don't understand why people don't want to get out, before they can't?
     
  3. mm47

    mm47 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Well, things are worse in most other countries in terms of the economy. Things are better in terms of the way of life in other countries. I like the education system here...

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