Boise, ID asked in Immigration Law for Idaho

Q: Renting house on H1B

I am on H1B status. My employer wants me to work at a different location starting next month. I own a house here where I am working now. I might come back in a year. My plan is to rent out my house for a year. I have hired a property management company to search for renter, collect rent and take care of all services and repairs. This will be only short term ( 1-1.5 years). I will sell it off when I am sure that I am not moving back.

Can I rent out my house and collect rent legally and not violate H1B status in this case?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Jordan C. Moody
Jordan C. Moody
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Boise, ID

A: As long as you are not an "employee," you aren't violating your visa requirements. Consult an immigration attorney to get a concrete answer for your specific case.

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