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    Freelancer in OPT EAD

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to know whether during the first year of OPT, can I work as freelancer (work related to the my major)?


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    Hey litchy Iím in the same situation too! Maybe we can help each other? My email is

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    Yes, you can work for yourself or as a contractor/freelancer while on OPT. You need to make sure you can document that you worked for at least 20 hours/week. (Be ready to show work product, payments made, invoices sent, etc.) Also, make sure you declare ALL of the income on your individual tax returns.

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