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My fiancé is an F1 Student. He was misinformed about permission to work and has been working as an employee and subcontractor for approximately 1 year. He has worked and paid taxes previously. Will this affect our ability to get a marriage visa or green card? Also, he was working for my business for 6 months. I just found out that I could be in trouble, too. Help!
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Unauthorized employment while on an F1 can actually have some serious repercussions. If the violation is determined by US immigration authorities to be serious enough, then his F1 visa could end up being revoked, and he would have to re-apply for reinstatement of his status.

If the violation is minor, ie. not many hours have been worked, or the work was campus related, then he could be fine and potentially not face any penalties.

What is your immigration status? If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, then once you and your fiance are married, you can petition for his residency, by-passing his need for the F1 altogether.

I hope that helps!

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