Hi. My I-485 is pending. I didn't get my EAD yet. Can i start working without it? If yes what do i need to show as documents supporting my permit ion to work, because my visa has already expired. Can i apply to university while my I-485 pending?
I assume it's based on marriage to USC. You technically cannot work without a valid EAD. If your employer is willing to temporarily accept the receipt of your filed I-765, that's another matter. It's between you and the employer.
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No, you should wait until your EAD work permit is approved before starting work. Also, you can apply to university while your I-485 is pending. However, you will have to wait until your I-485 is approved to take advantage of a potential admission. Be patient.
You should wait to work until your EAD is approved. Unless your application to adjust is baased on being an immediate relative of a USC, illegal employment can render you ineligible to adjust.
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My only question is whether you filed an I-765 application for employment authorization document along with your I-485? You can only receive an EAD with your I-485 pending if you filed the I-765. I only ask because this is a common mistake if you did not file with an attorney. As for working, you are not supposed to work so if you can wait a couple of weeks until receiving your card that would be best.
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You must have a valid EAD to work.
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