I want to change my visa status so that I am able to work while the 1-130 application is pending?
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You need to get EAD.
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No you cannot until you have an EAD, which you will, depending on your age, only several years form the point they filed that I-130 and provided you would not get married in the process.
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No, a pending I-130 is no basis for employment authorization. Once there is a visa available for you and you have an I-485 on file, then you may apply for employment authorization.
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No, not without an employment authorization document (EAD).
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