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can a k1 visa work legally even without filing yet the AOS/ green card?

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i have my SSN already and it says allowed to work only with DHS authorization. but i saw that k1 visa holder are allowed legally to work even without DHS autorization/ EAD. here's the link http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0110211530 my name in SSN is still my name before marriage and i will return to SSA office to have it change with my husband surname and hopefully i can get to correct it "allowed to work".

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On K-1 it is possible to get a "special" nonrenewable work permit to work until the expiry of the K-1--but after that, not until the holder gets EAD (and AOS processing almost never gets completed even to EAD prior to the 90-day expiry). So it is not really worthwhile.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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A k-1 visa does not allow you to work legally.


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i have my SSN already and it says allowed to work only with DHS authorization. but i saw that k1 visa holder are allowed legally to work even without DHS autorization/ EAD. here's the link http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0110211530 my name in SSN is still my name before marriage and i will return to SSA office to have it change with my husband surname and hopefully i can get to correct it "allowed to work".

That is only SSA policy for assigning SSNs and issuing SSN cards. That column that says authorized to work is only so they know to code the application to issue the type of card you have, which requires another document such as an I-766 or I-551 to establish your authorization to work for the Form I-9.

Once upon a time a K-1 needed an EAD card to be assigned an SSN, but since INS has having trouble getting them out to people before the 90 day K-1 period was up, SSA changed their policy to assign a K-1 a work authorized SSN with just the I-94.

Read this:

http://www.ssa.gov/oig/ADOBEPDF/A-08-07-17044.pdf

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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i have my SSN already and it says allowed to work only with DHS authorization. but i saw that k1 visa holder are allowed legally to work even without DHS autorization/ EAD. here's the link http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0110211530 my name in SSN is still my name before marriage and i will return to SSA office to have it change with my husband surname and hopefully i can get to correct it "allowed to work".

You are allowed to work on a K1... IF you have an EAD. Some visas are not "work eligible" meaning they can't apply for EAD's while on that visa. K1's can though it would be pointless as it expires when your I-94 does.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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On K-1 it is possible to get a "special" nonrenewable work permit to work until the expiry of the K-1--but after that, not until the holder gets EAD (and AOS processing almost never gets completed even to EAD prior to the 90-day expiry). So it is not really worthwhile.

Actually it's the expiry of the I-94, not the K1. The K1 is voided on entry and the expiry date on it is irrelevant. You just have until that date to enter. once you enter then it goes by the I-94.

It's not really a ""special" non-renewable work permit", it's an EAD obtained on the A6 (k1) category. It expires when the I-94 does though

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