I am currently more than 5 months out of F1 status. I have an admission at the moment to start graduate study this fall at a different university. I am considering going back home to apply for a new visa. I will get an initial I-20 for this. Now, I worked beyond the date on my EAD card. On the DS-160 form, should I mention this job with the exact date I stopped working, which is beyond the date on my EAD card? The implication is that the VO will instantly know I worked unauthorized. Will I still get the visa? Or should I mention the job with the EAD expiration date as the date I stopped working? Or should I completely leave out this job? I have other jobs that were authorized that I could report on the DS-160 form. I know I did something wrong, no excuses, but I need an advice please
Even worse than unauthorized employment is a material misrepresentation on an immigration form. You should absolutely disclose the job and the cards will fall how they may.
Yes, you should always tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
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Well, it is up to you but I would tend to agree with my colleague that it is even worse to misrepresent.
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