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work in USA but yet waiting for k_1 visa?

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What's your status in U.S? If you are still waiting for your K1 visa, and are just visiting U.S you cannot work in the U.S. If you came to U.S on K1 visa and did not have your status adjusted, nor did you get a work permit - nope you can't work.

The question is what is your status? I think you're timeline is a bit out of date. Please update it or provide more info and ppl will be able to share the info, cheers!

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You can't work until you've received your EAD or Green Card, any work before that is illegal. Volunteering is the only thing you can do while waiting, that's what I did volunteer at the shelter or food bank.


AOS package mailed on 12/16/08

AOS package delivered on 12/19/08

Check cashed on 12/26/08

NOA1 received on 12/30/08

Biometrics on 01/20/09

AOS interview on 04/30/09

EAD Card production ordered on 03/17/09

EAD Card received on 03/21/09

AOS interview APPROVED on 04/30/09

Card production ordered on 05/27/09

Welcome letter received on 06/05/09

Card production ordered again on 06/15/09

Permanent Resident Card received on 07/09/09


I-751 package mailed on 02/28/2011

I-751 package delivered on 03/02/2011

Check payment cashed on 03/04/2011

NOA1 received on 03/08/2011

Biometrics appointment on 04/05/2011

Card production ordered on 05/06/2011

I-751 Petition Approved on 05/06/2011

Approval letter received on 05/12/2011

Green Card finally received on 07/29/2011

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Hi good day to all !! I just want to ask if I can work in the USA even though we file a K-1 visa.. Because friend of my fiance just want to hire a nanny so i told i would like to work.. Is it possible?

Were you thinking of a J1 visa?

Theoretically yes, practically I highly doubt it.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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