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Can I work at school on my in status F1 Visa, even though I'm applying 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.




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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Yes, if you are still a student going to school and maintaining your F-1 status, you can keep working.


ROC:

04/26/17:  Sent ROC package

04/27/17:  Package received

05/20/17:  Biometrics letter received

06/02/17:  Biometrics

08/22/18:  Card being produced

 

AOS from F1 visa:

08/16/14: Sent AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131

08/19/14: Package received at Chicago Lockbox

08/22/14: Acceptance confirmation text messages/emails

08/22/14: Checks cashed

08/26/14: Hard copies of NOA's received in mail

08/27/14: Biometrics appointment notice received. Scheduled for 9/8/14.

09/08/14: Biometrics

11/14/14: File service request (Day 88)

11/24/14: EAD/AP approved (Day 98)

12/01/14: EAD mailed

12/03/14: EAD received

03/12/15: Status changed to Testing & Interview

04/16/15: Interview, no decision

07/17/15: "Your card is in production" email!

08/07/15: Card mailed

08/10/15: Card received!

~11 months, 3 weeks & 4 days from filing to green card in hand, no RFE's~

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Yes, you should be able to still work under your F1 Visa, just don't violate the terms of the visa. (e.g. Study part time, work more than 20 hours a week without EAD, etc.)

I am actually not enrolled at the moment. I was enrolled and then I dropped my classes because all of my money went to applying for AOS. Does that mean I need to stop working now? I had already spoke to my ISSS office and they said they are sending out my notice in 2 days, but the Chicago office already has my paperwork for AOS. I dont know if I should stop working now or continue? I definitely need money to pay the bills in our house and our rent.


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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Yes, if you are still a student going to school and maintaining your F-1 status, you can keep working.

Yes, you should be able to still work under your F1 Visa, just don't violate the terms of the visa. (e.g. Study part time, work more than 20 hours a week without EAD, etc.)

The two posts above are only half-truths.

1. you can work on campus, if available, without obtaining authorization from DHS.

2. you can work off campus if you are on OPT/CPT.

3. you can work off campus if DHS has granted you permission based on financial hardship circumstances.

I am actually not enrolled at the moment. I was enrolled and then I dropped my classes because all of my money went to applying for AOS. Does that mean I need to stop working now? I had already spoke to my ISSS office and they said they are sending out my notice in 2 days, but the Chicago office already has my paperwork for AOS. I dont know if I should stop working now or continue? I definitely need money to pay the bills in our house and our rent.

If you dropped classes, then you wouldn't be able to work on campus. Also, if you don't have approval from DHS to work nor on OPT/CPT, then no you are not legally allowed to work.

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I am actually not enrolled at the moment. I was enrolled and then I dropped my classes because all of my money went to applying for AOS. Does that mean I need to stop working now? I had already spoke to my ISSS office and they said they are sending out my notice in 2 days, but the Chicago office already has my paperwork for AOS. I dont know if I should stop working now or continue? I definitely need money to pay the bills in our house and our rent.

You have to be enrolled full time to maintain F-1 status, so what status are you using to work? Your school's DSO should have informed you of that.


ROC:

04/26/17:  Sent ROC package

04/27/17:  Package received

05/20/17:  Biometrics letter received

06/02/17:  Biometrics

08/22/18:  Card being produced

 

AOS from F1 visa:

08/16/14: Sent AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131

08/19/14: Package received at Chicago Lockbox

08/22/14: Acceptance confirmation text messages/emails

08/22/14: Checks cashed

08/26/14: Hard copies of NOA's received in mail

08/27/14: Biometrics appointment notice received. Scheduled for 9/8/14.

09/08/14: Biometrics

11/14/14: File service request (Day 88)

11/24/14: EAD/AP approved (Day 98)

12/01/14: EAD mailed

12/03/14: EAD received

03/12/15: Status changed to Testing & Interview

04/16/15: Interview, no decision

07/17/15: "Your card is in production" email!

08/07/15: Card mailed

08/10/15: Card received!

~11 months, 3 weeks & 4 days from filing to green card in hand, no RFE's~

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The two posts above are only half-truths.

1. you can work on campus, if available, without obtaining authorization from DHS.

2. you can work off campus if you are on OPT/CPT.

3. you can work off campus if DHS has granted you permission based on financial hardship circumstances.

If you dropped classes, then you wouldn't be able to work on campus. Also, if you don't have approval from DHS to work nor on OPT/CPT, then no you are not legally allowed to work.

I don't understand how it is half truths? OP said s/he is working on campus (as a student worker I assumed), so OPT/CPT does not apply at this point. Which is why we said that OP can work on campus as long as they are maintaining their status. Sorry if I don't understand correctly what you mean.

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ROC:

04/26/17:  Sent ROC package

04/27/17:  Package received

05/20/17:  Biometrics letter received

06/02/17:  Biometrics

08/22/18:  Card being produced

 

AOS from F1 visa:

08/16/14: Sent AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131

08/19/14: Package received at Chicago Lockbox

08/22/14: Acceptance confirmation text messages/emails

08/22/14: Checks cashed

08/26/14: Hard copies of NOA's received in mail

08/27/14: Biometrics appointment notice received. Scheduled for 9/8/14.

09/08/14: Biometrics

11/14/14: File service request (Day 88)

11/24/14: EAD/AP approved (Day 98)

12/01/14: EAD mailed

12/03/14: EAD received

03/12/15: Status changed to Testing & Interview

04/16/15: Interview, no decision

07/17/15: "Your card is in production" email!

08/07/15: Card mailed

08/10/15: Card received!

~11 months, 3 weeks & 4 days from filing to green card in hand, no RFE's~

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You have to be enrolled full time to maintain F-1 status, so what status are you using to work? Your school's DSO should have informed you of that.

Technically because I was enrolled and withdrew a little less than 2 weeks ago. I am currently still under F-1 status until they report that I am not enrolled full time and out of status. My school informed me that this wasn't done as yet as they have 21 days to do so after I 'violate' my status. I am just gonna stop working now I guess.


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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I don't understand how it is half truths? OP said s/he is working on campus (as a student worker I assumed), so OPT/CPT does not apply at this point. Which is why we said that OP can work on campus as long as they are maintaining their status. Sorry if I don't understand correctly what you mean.

Only read what you typed, which you stated the OP could still work. Just wanted to clarify that if the other conditions didn't apply, her only option of working is strictly on campus.

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Only read what you typed, which you stated the OP could still work. Just wanted to clarify that if the other conditions didn't apply, her only option of working is strictly on campus.

Okay, I still don't understand why it was half the truth in OP's case, but I guess we can agree to disagree :)


ROC:

04/26/17:  Sent ROC package

04/27/17:  Package received

05/20/17:  Biometrics letter received

06/02/17:  Biometrics

08/22/18:  Card being produced

 

AOS from F1 visa:

08/16/14: Sent AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131

08/19/14: Package received at Chicago Lockbox

08/22/14: Acceptance confirmation text messages/emails

08/22/14: Checks cashed

08/26/14: Hard copies of NOA's received in mail

08/27/14: Biometrics appointment notice received. Scheduled for 9/8/14.

09/08/14: Biometrics

11/14/14: File service request (Day 88)

11/24/14: EAD/AP approved (Day 98)

12/01/14: EAD mailed

12/03/14: EAD received

03/12/15: Status changed to Testing & Interview

04/16/15: Interview, no decision

07/17/15: "Your card is in production" email!

08/07/15: Card mailed

08/10/15: Card received!

~11 months, 3 weeks & 4 days from filing to green card in hand, no RFE's~

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The two posts above are only half-truths.

1. you can work on campus, if available, without obtaining authorization from DHS.

2. you can work off campus if you are on OPT/CPT.

3. you can work off campus if DHS has granted you permission based on financial hardship circumstances.

If you dropped classes, then you wouldn't be able to work on campus. Also, if you don't have approval from DHS to work nor on OPT/CPT, then no you are not legally allowed to work.

While this is true, it has nothing to do with his situation... He clearly stated he works at his school -> On Campus under his F1 visa, no OPT/CPT mentioned.

He works as a student worker under a F1 visa on Campus and now it looks like he is not enrolled anymore and should stop working.

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Lol I am a SHE actually. And thanks for all your help guys. I will stop working now.


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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Lol I am a SHE actually. And thanks for all your help guys. I will stop working now.

That will be in your best interest. And good luck to you. There is a September filer thread here that you might like to join: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/512944-september-2014-filers/


ROC:

04/26/17:  Sent ROC package

04/27/17:  Package received

05/20/17:  Biometrics letter received

06/02/17:  Biometrics

08/22/18:  Card being produced

 

AOS from F1 visa:

08/16/14: Sent AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131

08/19/14: Package received at Chicago Lockbox

08/22/14: Acceptance confirmation text messages/emails

08/22/14: Checks cashed

08/26/14: Hard copies of NOA's received in mail

08/27/14: Biometrics appointment notice received. Scheduled for 9/8/14.

09/08/14: Biometrics

11/14/14: File service request (Day 88)

11/24/14: EAD/AP approved (Day 98)

12/01/14: EAD mailed

12/03/14: EAD received

03/12/15: Status changed to Testing & Interview

04/16/15: Interview, no decision

07/17/15: "Your card is in production" email!

08/07/15: Card mailed

08/10/15: Card received!

~11 months, 3 weeks & 4 days from filing to green card in hand, no RFE's~

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That will be in your best interest. And good luck to you. There is a September filer thread here that you might like to join: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/512944-september-2014-filers/

Awesome, I will definitely join :) Thank you!


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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