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After working 3 jobs and taking advantage of scholarships, I am seeking advice for earning passive income with F1-visa. It's amazing to be able 'buy' time to spent with the family!!

I am very curious if you can guide me in the right direction to read more about earning passive income for international students. For example, where can I read about investing in stock market as an international student (F1)US visa.

  • Why is "international student" important in any way? – littleadv Jul 18 '15 at 19:15
  • I hope it's not too! EDIT: I believe there are more forms to be filled out IRS because of the visa status – Epicsub Jul 18 '15 at 20:08
  • All forms of passive income are going to require an initial investment of either time, money, or both. Either way, it is going to take a long time before the total passive income will exceed the initial investment (if money) or the money you would have gotten from a straight time-for-money transaction i.e. a job. – stannius May 2 at 15:53
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I'm not sure how it relates to a F1-Visa. Nestor Ledon say's there aren't any restrictions, so I'm going to agree with him there.

There are a lot of different ways to make passive income. A quick Google search can uncover a lot of different ways. A few of my favorite ideas are...

  • Investing in dividend producing stocks
  • Rental properties
  • Creating a product to sell, such as a book

Passive income takes a lot of work to earn. Be careful to avoid any quick-passive income schemes. Most times, these schemes are ways people make passive income off of you. Start small and grow. It may take years to create a passive sustainable income, but if you're consistent with it, you'll get there!

Good luck!

  • Rental properties are certainly not "passive" income. It's a part-time job at least. Neither is writing a book, but maybe your definition of "passive" is different than mine. – D Stanley May 2 at 15:38
  • @DStanley Depends on how you set up your rental properties. Hiring a team to manage your properties, then it's passive. I guess you could argue that no passive income is truly passive. All passive income requires some level of maintainability. – Better Budget May 2 at 15:42
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There are no legal restrictions in regards to passive income for an F1-visa holder so long as you report gains to the IRS.

So any passive investment advice should apply to you.

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