I am an F-1 Student and my U.S. Citizen spouse (also College student) is filing I-130 for me, I am concurrently filing I-485 (we haven't filed, but are about to send applications to USCIS).
I am currently already working 20hrs/week on-campus during the semester and I still have at least 5 semesters to go.
Do I need to file I-765 in order for me to be able to work during and after the application, or can I just keep working 20hrs/week without an additional EAD?
If I do need to file, would I be Eligibility Category c-9?
Once I have my green card, do I still need an EAD or am I automatically authorized to work?
It does not cost extra to file the 765 with the 485.
Yes, you need to file it due to the fact that filing the 485 runs 'contrary' to being a NON-IMMIGRANT F student.
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Yes you should file for an EAD, it is free with a concurrent I-485 filing anyways. There is no reason not to do it.
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