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Voluntary work-K-1 Visa Holder

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Hi,

I would like to ask one question. Since it will take time while waiting for AOS and getting a working permit. Is it allowed to do a voluntary work under K-1 visa? Is it will affect my AOS? I hope I can do voluntary work... :lol::lol::lol::lol: Lol, if it is not allowed to do voluntary work, I need to figure out other things I can do in order for me to kill some time while waiting :dance:

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A&E

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Yes, you can do volunteer work. But, you can not volunteer to do work that other people would be paid to do.


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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Thanks! ???

Yes you can volunteer.

Thanks for your reply! I will make sure that i choose voluntary work that i will not get paid for it ???

Yes, you can do volunteer work. But, you can not volunteer to do work that other people would be paid to do.

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Thanks! ???

Thanks for your reply! I will make sure that i choose voluntary work that i will not get paid for it ???

Note that the important thing is that you are not doing work that people would ordinarily expect to be paid for. So you can help out in a homeless shelter or an animal rescue place where people regularly give their time and energy for no financial reward. You cannot work in a commercial enterprise (even if you refuse to be paid) doing a job that other people get paid for there. Example, a friend of mine did a K-1 and worked unpaid at her fiance's parents' car dealership answering the phone and making the coffee. That's against the rules even though she wasn't being paid. People work in car dealerships with the expectation of being paid. When she realised she was breaking the rules she stopped that and helped at a place where abandoned and unwanted cats were being cared for that was run by a charity. People who volunteer in such places don't expect to be paid and don't do for the money but for the love of the cats.


 

 

 

 

 

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Hi JFH, thank you for your reply! ? It's a good advise... I will do voluntary work related to charity... Have a great day! And thanks again! ?

Note that the important thing is that you are not doing work that people would ordinarily expect to be paid for. So you can help out in a homeless shelter or an animal rescue place where people regularly give their time and energy for no financial reward. You cannot work in a commercial enterprise (even if you refuse to be paid) doing a job that other people get paid for there. Example, a friend of mine did a K-1 and worked unpaid at her fiance's parents' car dealership answering the phone and making the coffee. That's against the rules even though she wasn't being paid. People work in car dealerships with the expectation of being paid. When she realised she was breaking the rules she stopped that and helped at a place where abandoned and unwanted cats were being cared for that was run by a charity. People who volunteer in such places don't expect to be paid and don't do for the money but for the love of the cats.

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