I am on H4 visa at the moment, been in the US for a couple of months.
For the past few years I have done some freelance work, on top of my job at home in the UK. In moving here, I (foolishly) thought it would be ok to continue with the freelance work- it is a UK 'employer' and payments made to my UK account. It is only a small amount of work really, earning £1-2000 per year. I wanted to do it just to keep my hand in/brain ticking over etc.
I have read loads of threads on here saying H4s cannot do any kind of work in the US - even if based abroad. But! I also saw a couple of threads saying it is a grey area (if payments made in uK etc). Has anyone actually done this? Is it legal?? Is there any hope at all !!!???!! I suspect not
H4 is harsh!