Can I work in valid l2 and ead if my husband on l1 visits home country on vacation or visa renewal.

Asked over 1 year ago - Houston, TX

Can I work in valid l2 and ead if my husband on l1 visits home country on vacation or visa renewal.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes, you can for the validity period of your EAD and L2 status. But remember that your L2 status is directly dependent on your husband maintaing a valid L-B status.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes ... as long as your husband remains on the payroll of the company that 'owns' his L-1 visa.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  3. Cindy Medina

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Yes, you are authorized to work so long as your L-2 is valid and your EAD has not expired. It is important to note that, as mentioned by other attorneys who have responded, that your status and EAD are 100% dependent on your husband's L-1 status.

  4. Irina Alexander Vinogradsky

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . If you travel outside the U.S. and come back, you need a new visa. However, there is an automatic revalidation program through CBP where if you travel to Mexico or Canada for less than 30 days, you can be re-admitted at the border so long as you are not a citizen of a “terrorist-sponsoring” organization (and some other limitations), don’t have a visa application pending or previously denied and have an unexpired I-94 card.

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