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Using Upwork on a J-1 Visa?

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Li Eon K Member Since: Jan 13, 2021
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Hi there! I'm new to the platform and thought it would be great to do some part time freelancing work here. However, i'm unsure if i'm legally allowed to perform freelance work on my current visa. I'm on a J-1 visa sponsored by The University of Pennsylvania and work as a postdoc researcher. I'm originally from Australia. While i'm eager to do some part-time writing, I am also concerned about potentially voiding my visa. Any advise would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Upwork does not determine anyone's legal eligibility to work. Consult with your local authorities and experts.

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Li Eon K Member Since: Jan 13, 2021
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Thanks for the quick reply. I've reached out to my advisor.