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Hi, this is Abdullah.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?

I am a G4 visa holder I would like to work as freelancer can I do that?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

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Not really, my question is very basic

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Basically, I am a freelancer registered in Upwork. However, I am G4 visa holder and would like to work as freelancer as well in my free time. Can I lawfully do that?
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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

Unfortunately no. When you have any work visa, you can only work for that employer. Any other work would be considered unlawful employment. It may go without being known, but the risk is up to you.

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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

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