Is there any way to work in the US on B1/B2 visa???

Can I apply I-765 form? my wife is a US permanent resident, and I have two US children.... but they said it will take more than 3 years until i get a green card if I apply the green card application ... what is the best deal here?

Porter, TX -

Attorney Answers (3)

Mark Robert Barr

Mark Robert Barr

Immigration Attorney - Denver, CO

You can't work on the B1B2.

How long has your wife been a green card holder?

Geoffrey Alan Hoffman

Geoffrey Alan Hoffman

Immigration Attorney - Houston, TX

A full consultation with an excellent immigration attorney is needed. Several more pieces of information will be required to answer all your questions. Search Avvo; seek someone with a lot of experience.

If you are asking whether you can apply for the EAD (employment authorization document) through the I-765 without an underlying application to adjust or some other valid process the answer is no. There is a common misconception that work authorization is independent of another valid process or status. You have to apply for some valid status first and then you can apply for EAD-the process is different depending on which type of application you file. What application process that may be will have to be determine in a consultation with an attorney.

Good luck

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J Charles Ferrari

J Charles Ferrari

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA


Options depend on facts. You really need to meet one on one with an experienced immigration attorney, whether myself or one of my colleagues, so that he/she can review all your documents and facts in order to determine what your options are.

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