I joined a US company on F1-visa and now planning to change it to L2-visa. I already know that although L2 is work permit visa it needs EAD as a work authorization document, same as F1.
My query is,
After successfully changing my visa from F1 to L2, there is a brief period of time where I'll be on L2 visa and I will be waiting for my EAD to arrive.
Is it legal if I take a leave without pay and be on payroll of the company in that time?
If not, What is the ideal way to deal with this situation?
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As an L2, you can only work if you have your EAD.
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You must have an EAD to be employed as an L-2.
I agree with my colleague. It is only legal for you to work with the employer once you have your EAD.
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Whether you can take leave without pay depends on company policy.
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