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Question on receiving payments without an EAD

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Hello all,

As the title says, I have a question regarding payments received by US companies for independent work.

I am still in my own country, researching on AOS stuff, but I have had two US sources of income for the past two years. One is from royalties received for books I have published with a US publisher. The other is from freelance work which I do with no job contract - I'm part of a team, get assignments done, and receive payment through PayPal. I file taxes in my own country regarding all this income, plus a W-8 on the US side.

Of course now with EAD soon to come into play, I'm unsure on what happens regarding all this. Does anyone know? I want to continue working, and of course royalty payments don't stop, but I don't know how this fits in with the legality of K1-AOS work. I am confident I can ask for payments to be held off between my arrival in the US and until my EAD card comes in, but wanted to make sure I'm doing everything legally. What about if I get another book published?

Thanks for any tips/info/advice.


The K1 journey:

11/09/2013 - I-129F Packet mailed to Dallas Lockbox

02/14/2014 - Case shipped to Embassy, where it waited for over a year at my request

05/21/2015 - Interview - Approved.

06/19/2015 - Wedding (L)

The K1-AOS journey:

06/22/2015 - AOS packet mailed to Chicago Lockbox

11/07/2015 - AOS approved (EAD and AP had already been approved) - there was no interview

The K2-AOS journey:

03/04/2017 - AOS packets mailed to Chicago Lockbox

09/26/2017 - Email notifications - both cards in production! AOS approved with no interview (EAD and AP already approved)

 

The ROC journey:

10/12/2017 - ROC packet mailed to VSC

 

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Oh, that makes sense.

What about writing/selling a new book? Would that be considered work as well?


The K1 journey:

11/09/2013 - I-129F Packet mailed to Dallas Lockbox

02/14/2014 - Case shipped to Embassy, where it waited for over a year at my request

05/21/2015 - Interview - Approved.

06/19/2015 - Wedding (L)

The K1-AOS journey:

06/22/2015 - AOS packet mailed to Chicago Lockbox

11/07/2015 - AOS approved (EAD and AP had already been approved) - there was no interview

The K2-AOS journey:

03/04/2017 - AOS packets mailed to Chicago Lockbox

09/26/2017 - Email notifications - both cards in production! AOS approved with no interview (EAD and AP already approved)

 

The ROC journey:

10/12/2017 - ROC packet mailed to VSC

 

JOrOp1.png

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