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Working in Canada while EAD pending

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I have filed my I 485, I765, I131 co currently with my US wifes I130.  I am waiting for my EAD currently but I hear they can take a while.  I drive truck and have my FAST and NEXUS cards.  Can I cross for a couple hours each day just to work in Canada while my EAD and AP are pending?  We need the money.

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until you have your EAD you can not work AT ALL

 

until you have AP you can not cross the border and re-enter the US AT ALL


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

11/19/2018        NVC Received file

12/13/2018        Consulate received/ ready to schedule interview

 

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You can leave the US whenever, but you will not be allowed back into the US without AP.

If you leave the US without AP, you will abandon your AOS.  There are no exceptions.  You will be stuck outside the US until you can get an immigration visa in about a year.

Edited by aaron2020

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Without a valid AP re-entry document, you are taking a big risk of abandoning your adjustment of status.....a big risk......what you experiencing are 2 of the MAJOR downsides of K-1 visas and/or adjusting status.......restrictions on US entry and inability to work ...

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