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Visiting conferences whilst waiting for GC/EAD after entering on K1?

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Hey guys,

So I just wanted to run something by you - obviously when I enter the United States on a K1 visa I won't be able to work whilst waiting for either the Green Card to come through or the EAD, whatever comes first - but I was wondering if I'd be able to attend conferences and seminars for industry (technology) related things - or would that be breaking the rules also?


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~Moved from K1 Process to Working and Traveling During US Immigration Forum~

~Inquiry about AP travel~

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After entering the US on a K1 visa, attending conferences, seminars, lectures, etc. in the US should not present any problem. However, if your meetings are held outside of the US, you will first need to get married, apply for Adjustment of Status (AOS) Form I-485, and concurrently apply for and receive an Advance Parole (AP) Form I-131 document before going on any international travel. To do otherwise will likely result in USCIS considering that you have "abandoned" your AOS, and they will require you to file a new visa to enter the US, and a new I-485.

This is all explained in the K1/K3 AOS guide: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos , and is frequently discussed at the Working and Travel.... Forum. There is also an example Form I-131 filled out in the Example Forms section, easily accessible at the top of the forum page.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

Edited by Pitaya

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