Philadelphia, PA asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: I am an international student on an L-2 visa. Can I sell my things online on this visa?

From my understanding, I am not allowed to work at all with this L-2 visa. I wanted to sell some of my things online on websites such as Etsy or Depop (handmade earrings, clothes, etc.), for some passive income. Would I be allowed to sell these things and make money that way? Or does that still go against the L-2 visa restriction? And if I am not allowed to sell things, what can I do to become legally employable? From what I understand I could get a work permit, but I am not sure how that would work.

Thank you!


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V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
  • Tarrytown, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your question should be addressed by an immigration lawyer.

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