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Working side jobs with an EAD?

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Hi all, 

 

I received my EAD/AP combo card a while back (Aug 27), based my I-485/I-130 application (adjusting from an F-1 visa). I was working through OPT before the F-1 expired at a 9-5 office job, which rehired me when I received the new EAD/AP card, so all is well with that and I have a source of income. My husband went through a period of unemployment earlier in the year but now has a position again, and his parents co-sponsored my application anyway/well satisfied requirements, so I am not too worried about the income part of our application. We are in the "Waiting to be scheduled for an interview" phase. Now for my question: while we are able to afford living right now, we don't have much room for extras, and so I was thinking about doing some work on the side. I was thinking of doing this through Amazon Mechanical Turk, or fiverr, or possibly some freelance writing work, but likely for companies or magazines to make sure the work is properly taxed and legitimate. Could doing some work on the side like this cause problems with my pending immigration application? I'm fairly certain the work permit itself allows me to accept any legal employment within the US, correct? What about at the interview, could that cause any difficulties? I am probably being overly cautious, but would rather be so than cause a problem over some small amounts of money. 

 

Thanks for any input, much appreciated! 😃

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5 minutes ago, Tilly87 said:

Could doing some work on the side like this cause problems with my pending immigration application? I'm fairly certain the work permit itself allows me to accept any legal employment within the US, correct? What about at the interview, could that cause any difficulties?

  1. No
  2. Correct. You can work for any employer doing any sort of (legal) employment.
  3. No

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Thanks for your response! 😃

 

I thought of one more question I had: what about selling art/crafts through the Etsy website, is that also allowed under the EAD? I'm guessing that might count as self employment, legal as long as I report on our tax returns?

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12 hours ago, Tilly87 said:

Thanks for your response! 😃

 

I thought of one more question I had: what about selling art/crafts through the Etsy website, is that also allowed under the EAD? I'm guessing that might count as self employment, legal as long as I report on our tax returns?

Correct. That would be self-employment, which is allowed with an EAD. Just report it on taxes as required.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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