I am a Russian woman traveling to America. I am a figure skating coach. My boyfriend is a coach in America. I am planning on traveling on a tourist visa and teach students while I’m there BUT have the students pay my boyfriend for my time. Is this allowed?

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    Slightly off-topic: Are you going to rely on those earnings for the trip's visa application? If that is the case then the visa is going to get refused. – Newton Sep 26 '18 at 16:52
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    This isn't volunteering. Actual volunteering can be allowed under certain circumstances, but this is just plain working; the fact that the payments are routed through someone else doesn't change the basic idea that you're offering services in exchange for money. – Zach Lipton Sep 26 '18 at 22:40
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    Are there many women called Richard in Russia? – jwenting Sep 27 '18 at 11:47


You basically trying to work while on a tourist Visa. Getting paid through a third party doesn't change that.

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    It's not just "not allowed", it's a serious deception that's likely to result in a ban. – TooTea Sep 26 '18 at 20:44

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