I came to US with E2 visa 5 years ago. Last year I got married with an US citizen and applied for a greencard, work permit and advanced parole together. My documents were received by USCIS on December 21st, 2018 and I had the biometrics done on January 17th. Since that day I haven't had updates about my case. My case is being processed by the National Benefits Center.
My problem is that I'm still working with the company that got me E2 visa and my E2 is about to expire in a month while I'm waiting on my work permit.
My concerns are;
- Can I continue working for this company while I wait for my work permit? (Even after my E2 expires, my driving license is also tied to my visa expiration date.)
-If I keep working, could it hurt my greencard/citizenship (in future) application?
- Is there anything to expedite the work permit process?
Thanks in advance
I would be willing to contact a professional consultant if additional help is available
Q: - Can I continue working for this company while I wait for my work permit?
A: Yes, but only until the expiration date of your E-2 I-94
Q: (Even after my E2 expires, my driving license is also tied to my visa expiration date.)
A: you must stop working and stop driving when the I-94 expires
Q: -If I keep working, could it hurt my greencard/citizenship (in future) application?
A: Yes, it could hurt ... you will be working 'unlawfully'. Many, but not all, officers will forgive unlawful employment.
Q: - Is there anything to expedite the work permit process?
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