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I was a F-1 student and i got married last year 2010. i filed for my temporary green card on May 2011. I have received all the paper work (receipts) and even got my Alien # and interview date. However i haven't received my Work Authorization Card and i have a job offer before my interview on August. What should i do. Should go ahead and accept this job opportunity even if my paper is on pending or turn it down. Please help because it is a big job opportunity that i am sure i will not get it. The job corporate called me to star by monday 2 weeks before my interview.

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You need to be able to satisfy the I-9 form requirements. If you aren't authorized to work the prospective employer will not be able to legally employ you.

I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318


PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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Unfortunately, I would not suggest you accept a job that would require you start working before you get your EAD in hand. You are absolutely not supposed to work without authorization. I know that the job is probably as good as it gets... (I've been in the same situation)...but truly, I wouldn't jeopardize the rest of my life for one great opportunity right now.

Maybe you can stall the employer for a while. Good luck.

2/07- Mailed to Chicago Lockbox

2/18- NOA received via email and text

3/01- Walk in Biometrics

3/22- Original Biometrics date

4/27- EAD Approval

5/05- EAD/ Advance Parole Card received

6/07- Appointment notice (updated online)

7/13- Interview-Approved!!

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Ultimately your possible employer could get himself into trouble as well when hiring you when you are officially not allowed to work yet.

Personally I don't think that any money in the world is worth risking your opportunity of getting your green card - especially if you're married! I know it might be tough but you need to set your priorities right. Be honest to yourself and everybody else in this process. It's just not worth the risk.

Hope the opportunity will wait another two weeks for you!

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