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Is investing in the stock market lawful for F1- International Students in the U.S.?

Asked by steve22 (53 points ) July 21st, 2010

Can an international student buy stocks legally with no such trouble in the U.S.?

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tedd's avatar

I don’t see why not. Most banks or brokers you set up with will ask your citizenship status, but I don’t think it makes a difference as to whether or not you can buy stock. Just call the broker you plan on using and ask.

anartist's avatar

Most likely the most noticeable effect will be in taxation.

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