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Can I work at my school, while still under my F-1 Status? Applied for AOS.

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Hi Everyone,

This website has truly been a life saver. I recently sent off my application for AOS (like two days ago), adjust from F-1 to permanent resident through marriage to my beautiful wife (same-sex marriage). We are now awaiting the text/email notifications and NOA's. :)

My question was, am I able to still work at my school while under my Student Visa status as I am not out of status as yet, or am I not supposed to???

If there is anyone that can shed some light on this, that would be helpful I don't want to jeopardize my application.


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8/25/2013- First met in School (Fell In love)
9/08/2014- Married my True Love :D <3 <3 <3
Adjustment of Status
9/19/2014- AOS Package Mailed via USPS - (Day 00)
9/22/2014- AOS Package Delivered - (Day 03)
9/26/2014- Texts/Emails Receipt Confirmation from USCIS - (Day 07)
10/1/2014- Hard copy NOAs received in the mail for [i-130,I-485,I-765] - (Day 12)
10/10/2014- Biometrics received in the mail, Oct. 23rd appt - (Day 21)
10/23/2014- Biometrics successfully completed on schedule - (Day 34)
10/30/2014- I-485 has been updated to RFE :cry:- (Day 41)
11/5/2014- Received RFE in the mail (Need Joint Sponsor) - (Day 47)
11/24/2014- Sent package via Expressmail in repsonse to RFE! - (Day 66)
11/26/2014- I-485 has been updated to RFE Response Review - (Day 68)
12/03/2014- EAD is in Card Production! :dancing: - (Day 75)
12/09/2014- EAD has been shipped!!!! :dancing: -(Day 81)
12/11/2014- EAD received!!!! :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: -(Day 83)

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Hi Everyone,

This website has truly been a life saver. I recently sent off my application for AOS (like two days ago), adjust from F-1 to permanent resident through marriage to my beautiful wife (same-sex marriage). We are now awaiting the text/email notifications and NOA's. :)

My question was, am I able to still work at my school while under my Student Visa status as I am not out of status as yet, or am I not supposed to???

If there is anyone that can shed some light on this, that would be helpful I don't want to jeopardize my application.

With an F1 Student Visa, you are only allowed to work on campus, if available. The only other way you are allowed to work off campus is if:

1. you are on opt/cpt.

2. DHS granted you permission to work under financial hardship circumstances.

While you are in pending status, yes you are still allowed to work as long as you are following the guidelines by USCIS.

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With an F1 Student Visa, you are only allowed to work on campus, if available. The only other way you are allowed to work off campus is if:

1. you are on opt/cpt.

2. DHS granted you permission to work under financial hardship circumstances.

While you are in pending status, yes you are still allowed to work as long as you are following the guidelines by USCIS.

Thank you for your quick response. I am on campus, at the school that my I-20 (current) is for. I withdrew from school a couple weeks ago now because all my money went into adjusting my status. My ISSS office says they are notifying whomever that I am not enrolled and thereby out of status tomorrow. Should I stop working now then? I have been married going on 2 months now. I dont want anything to jeopardize my status application.

Thank you in advance :]


Our Journey

8/25/2013- First met in School (Fell In love)
9/08/2014- Married my True Love :D <3 <3 <3
Adjustment of Status
9/19/2014- AOS Package Mailed via USPS - (Day 00)
9/22/2014- AOS Package Delivered - (Day 03)
9/26/2014- Texts/Emails Receipt Confirmation from USCIS - (Day 07)
10/1/2014- Hard copy NOAs received in the mail for [i-130,I-485,I-765] - (Day 12)
10/10/2014- Biometrics received in the mail, Oct. 23rd appt - (Day 21)
10/23/2014- Biometrics successfully completed on schedule - (Day 34)
10/30/2014- I-485 has been updated to RFE :cry:- (Day 41)
11/5/2014- Received RFE in the mail (Need Joint Sponsor) - (Day 47)
11/24/2014- Sent package via Expressmail in repsonse to RFE! - (Day 66)
11/26/2014- I-485 has been updated to RFE Response Review - (Day 68)
12/03/2014- EAD is in Card Production! :dancing: - (Day 75)
12/09/2014- EAD has been shipped!!!! :dancing: -(Day 81)
12/11/2014- EAD received!!!! :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: -(Day 83)

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Thank you for your quick response. I am on campus, at the school that my I-20 (current) is for. I withdrew from school a couple weeks ago now because all my money went into adjusting my status. My ISSS office says they are notifying whomever that I am not enrolled and thereby out of status tomorrow. Should I stop working now then? I have been married going on 2 months now. I dont want anything to jeopardize my status application.

Thank you in advance :]

Is your spouse a USC or LPR?

If your spouse is an USC, you have the option to file the I130 and I1485 concurrently. Once you send off the applications and USCIS receives them, you are in pending status. You can choose to maintain or F1 status or not. However, keep in mind that if you do maintain your F1 status, you have that to fall back on and can still stay in the US if the AOS doesn't get approved, whereas if you don't maintain the F1 status and the AOS doesn't get approved, you would have to leave the US immediately.

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Is your spouse a USC or LPR?

If your spouse is an USC, you have the option to file the I130 and I1485 concurrently. Once you send off the applications and USCIS receives them, you are in pending status. You can choose to maintain or F1 status or not. However, keep in mind that if you do maintain your F1 status, you have that to fall back on and can still stay in the US if the AOS doesn't get approved, whereas if you don't maintain the F1 status and the AOS doesn't get approved, you would have to leave the US immediately.

Spouse is a USC. And I filed the I-130 and I-485 concurrently. I wont maintain my F1 status. I have been with my spouse for almost a year and a half. Been living with her for almost a year now. I have faith in my application. So I should just stop working then, before I cause any rifts?


Our Journey

8/25/2013- First met in School (Fell In love)
9/08/2014- Married my True Love :D <3 <3 <3
Adjustment of Status
9/19/2014- AOS Package Mailed via USPS - (Day 00)
9/22/2014- AOS Package Delivered - (Day 03)
9/26/2014- Texts/Emails Receipt Confirmation from USCIS - (Day 07)
10/1/2014- Hard copy NOAs received in the mail for [i-130,I-485,I-765] - (Day 12)
10/10/2014- Biometrics received in the mail, Oct. 23rd appt - (Day 21)
10/23/2014- Biometrics successfully completed on schedule - (Day 34)
10/30/2014- I-485 has been updated to RFE :cry:- (Day 41)
11/5/2014- Received RFE in the mail (Need Joint Sponsor) - (Day 47)
11/24/2014- Sent package via Expressmail in repsonse to RFE! - (Day 66)
11/26/2014- I-485 has been updated to RFE Response Review - (Day 68)
12/03/2014- EAD is in Card Production! :dancing: - (Day 75)
12/09/2014- EAD has been shipped!!!! :dancing: -(Day 81)
12/11/2014- EAD received!!!! :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: -(Day 83)

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Spouse is a USC. And I filed the I-130 and I-485 concurrently. I wont maintain my F1 status. I have been with my spouse for almost a year and a half. Been living with her for almost a year now. I have faith in my application. So I should just stop working then, before I cause any rifts?

If you stopped attending classes/withdrew from school, then no you wouldn't be able to work at all (on or off campus) until you receive your EAD.

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If you stopped attending classes/withdrew from school, then no you wouldn't be able to work at all (on or off campus) until you receive your EAD.

Ok thank you. Ill just ask my boss for a 2 month suspension. Until I receive my EAD card.

Thank you for your help :)


Our Journey

8/25/2013- First met in School (Fell In love)
9/08/2014- Married my True Love :D <3 <3 <3
Adjustment of Status
9/19/2014- AOS Package Mailed via USPS - (Day 00)
9/22/2014- AOS Package Delivered - (Day 03)
9/26/2014- Texts/Emails Receipt Confirmation from USCIS - (Day 07)
10/1/2014- Hard copy NOAs received in the mail for [i-130,I-485,I-765] - (Day 12)
10/10/2014- Biometrics received in the mail, Oct. 23rd appt - (Day 21)
10/23/2014- Biometrics successfully completed on schedule - (Day 34)
10/30/2014- I-485 has been updated to RFE :cry:- (Day 41)
11/5/2014- Received RFE in the mail (Need Joint Sponsor) - (Day 47)
11/24/2014- Sent package via Expressmail in repsonse to RFE! - (Day 66)
11/26/2014- I-485 has been updated to RFE Response Review - (Day 68)
12/03/2014- EAD is in Card Production! :dancing: - (Day 75)
12/09/2014- EAD has been shipped!!!! :dancing: -(Day 81)
12/11/2014- EAD received!!!! :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: -(Day 83)

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