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I130 pending. Can I enter on B2 and work for my company abroad?

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico
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A little background: I work homebased in my home country. I get paid electronically so I never need to be at the office.

Is it legal/OK to come to the US on B2 to spend the most time with my husband and his family and to keep working for the company based in my country at the same time? Does this violate the terms of the B2?

I am awaiting the i130 process and we are halfway through with that. I would like to do that next year when our situation improves economically and I can be supported there by my husband. I would of course return to complete the process in my native country and not attempt to adjust status, because that is what I said when I asked for my visa renewal and I intend to be true to my intentions.

Technically I would not be working or getting paid by an entity in the US, but I would be working as to not use my vacation days. I would enter to visit the family and only do some tourism and shopping every day after my work hours.

Please let me know!

UnaMexicana


:yes:Intelligence trumps muscle... Imagination trumps both! :yes:

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Met: January, 2006 :D
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-10-26 (L)
I-130 Sent : 2014-08-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-08-04

I-130 NOA2 : 2015-05-14

Shipped to DoS: 2015-05-22

Received at NVC: 2015-06-01

Case Created at NVC: 2015-06-10 (from Julian Date calculation)

AOS and IV Fee Invoiced: 2015-06-11
AOS and IV Fee Paid: Website down as of 06-15... Just waiting...
AOS and IV Fee Paid: 2015-07-05 CEAC site finally UP! :dancing:

AOS and Civil Docs received at NVC: 2015-10-13

NVC checklist for obsolete i864: 2015-11-25

Submit updated i864: ?????? when my lawyer desires... :clock:
Submit updated i864: Did NOT wait for lawywer. Did it myself 2015-12-10
NVC received reply to checklist i864: 2015-12-10 (yes.. same day O.O)

NVC case completed: 2016-01-07
NVC assigned interview date: 2016-01-23
Interview at CJS consulate: 2016-03-30

Visa "Issued": 2016-04-05
Entered the US: 2016-04-27

SSN Arrived: 2016-05-07 ... wow TEN days!

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N-400

Filed Online: 2020-06-30

NOA: 2020-07-01

Biometrics Letter: Waiting...:dancing:
Interview Date: ????

Oath:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Technically it is a dodgy area, practically I doubt anybody but the IRS would care.

Do you have a B2?


“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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Filed: Country: Monaco
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Yes, you can do it. With a B visa you're not allowed to accept employment in the US, which is not your case.

A little background: I work homebased in my home country. I get paid electronically so I never need to be at the office.

Is it legal/OK to come to the US on B2 to spend the most time with my husband and his family and to keep working for the company based in my country at the same time? Does this violate the terms of the B2?

I am awaiting the i130 process and we are halfway through with that. I would like to do that next year when our situation improves economically and I can be supported there by my husband. I would of course return to complete the process in my native country and not attempt to adjust status, because that is what I said when I asked for my visa renewal and I intend to be true to my intentions.

Technically I would not be working or getting paid by an entity in the US, but I would be working as to not use my vacation days. I would enter to visit the family and only do some tourism and shopping every day after my work hours.

Please let me know!

UnaMexicana


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico
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Boiler, thanks for answering. I really love your style when you reply to questions!!

Having said that - yes I hold a B1/B2. It was renewed last month and my i130 has a PD of Aug 4th.

UnaMexicana

Technically it is a dodgy area, practically I doubt anybody but the IRS would care.

Do you have a B2?


yea, I just want to know if it is possible to pull it off without breaking any laws.

UnaMexicana

Yes, you can do it. With a B visa you're not allowed to accept employment in the US, which is not your case.


:yes:Intelligence trumps muscle... Imagination trumps both! :yes:

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Met: January, 2006 :D
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-10-26 (L)
I-130 Sent : 2014-08-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-08-04

I-130 NOA2 : 2015-05-14

Shipped to DoS: 2015-05-22

Received at NVC: 2015-06-01

Case Created at NVC: 2015-06-10 (from Julian Date calculation)

AOS and IV Fee Invoiced: 2015-06-11
AOS and IV Fee Paid: Website down as of 06-15... Just waiting...
AOS and IV Fee Paid: 2015-07-05 CEAC site finally UP! :dancing:

AOS and Civil Docs received at NVC: 2015-10-13

NVC checklist for obsolete i864: 2015-11-25

Submit updated i864: ?????? when my lawyer desires... :clock:
Submit updated i864: Did NOT wait for lawywer. Did it myself 2015-12-10
NVC received reply to checklist i864: 2015-12-10 (yes.. same day O.O)

NVC case completed: 2016-01-07
NVC assigned interview date: 2016-01-23
Interview at CJS consulate: 2016-03-30

Visa "Issued": 2016-04-05
Entered the US: 2016-04-27

SSN Arrived: 2016-05-07 ... wow TEN days!

=============

N-400

Filed Online: 2020-06-30

NOA: 2020-07-01

Biometrics Letter: Waiting...:dancing:
Interview Date: ????

Oath:

=============

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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You probably can not get up and have breakfast without breaking a law.

I have seen many many discussions including several on another board where Lawyers have participated.

Some situations are clearer that others, if you are totally risk adverse there is one answer, most people are not.


“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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