hello, my asylum application is pending, i have a work permit and my social security card says "VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION" ,can i legally work for myself by selling on ebay and amazon?
Yes, you can, as your EAD also entitles you to self-employment.
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If you have employment authorization you are allowed to work in the U.S. Yes, you can work for yourself too.
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If you have work authorization you may. If you don't, you may not.
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Asylum based EAD provides you authorization to run your own business. So there is no restrictions on online sales (from an immigration standpoint).
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You must first apply for and receipt employment authorization. You may file your I-765 150 days after filing you asylum application. No filing fee is required.
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With a valid EAD you may be employed anywhere in the US including self employment. Make sure you comply with business license as required and tax requirements.
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