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shehnaz

OPT employment queries for independent individual contractor

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I am on F1 visa and currently on OPT. I am working as a Individual Independent contractor for a small company. 
1) If the company is not e-verified can I apply for opt extension through it?
2) If the employer enrolls for e-verify after I have joined, can they still put me in the system(enroll me for e-verify)?
3) For OPT extension should I also be enrolled for e-verify?
4) Being an individual independent contractor on OPT, what all forms should I fill for the company?
5) Is I9 mandatory for individual contractor?
6) Can I travel to India even if the company is not e-verified?

I highly appreciate if I get help in clearing my queries.

 

Thank you in advance.

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For OPT extension, the employer has to be e-verified. If you work as contractor, you are self-employed, i.e., you are the employer (and only employee.) That means your one-person company would have to be e-verified. You technically also have to have an I-9 filled out for yourself for your company, and keep that in your file.

 

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Thank you! That helps.

Now if I want to join any other company for a full time position, what all documents will I need from this client? What all documents should I have in general? Since I am on contract, I haven't filled any forms till now!

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If you join a company, you are an employee. The company HR would know how to handle things. And they are not a "client."

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I am sorry I wasn't clear! right now I am working as a contractor for a small company and I believe this is my client for now. So I wanted to know what all documents should I have with regards to this company(Client) so that I won't have a problem later if I get a full time at some other company.

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