I am a student on F-1 visa and since I have financial hardship, I am thinking about applying for employment authorization so I can work also off campus. My questions are:
1. Can both of us, (I and my spouse) apply for it?
2. Does it have any negative impacts in my future relations with USCIS, for applying for green card, citizenship, or in a US embassy ?
If applying for EAD based on financial hardship had negative implications, the relief would not be available. Much depends on resources shown to get the visa and what trigger the change in circumstance.
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1. Only if you are both in F-1 status, not F-2.
2. Not really, but when you go to renew your F-1 at the consulate they will be very skeptical of your financial ability to pay tuition the next time around.
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