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Earned money during AOS - W-9

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil



My wife recently attended a science event and won a small prize for placing in a competition she was part of, and they are requesting that she fill out a W-9 to receive the prize. I'm wondering what we should do. She is currently in the process of AOS (from the K-1 visa), and we have not yet received her EAD - but she does have her SSN.


I have done some reading in prior VisaJourney threads and I see that a W-9 should be okay to fill out, since she can be considered a resident alien for tax purposes (even though she has not yet received her green card) - but I wanted to get a sanity check if at all possible.


This prize is pretty insubstantial (way less than what we spent sending her to this event), so if filling out the W-9 form will jeopardize our AOS filing, I'd rather not take the chance.


Thanks for your assistance!

K-1 Visa

03/13/2018 - Submitted

03/26/2018 - NOA1 

10/13/2018 - RFE 

11/15/2018 - NOA2 - Approved

12/28/2018 - Embassy received/Ready

02/12/2019 - Interview Approved



04/29/2019 - Mailed

05/01/2019 - Received

05/06/2019 - NOA

05/31/2019 - Biometrics appointment

06/27/2019 - RFE


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