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Hi guys!

 

I am currently waiting for my visa interview for Permanent Residency (K1 Visa).  Is it ok if I work from home here in Texas? which is obviously a US Company.  I passed all the exams, however they want to set up an interview via skype, I am just wondering if it is legal.  Any advise will be of great help.  Thank you

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1 minute ago, Rina Ocampo said:

Hi guys!

 

I am currently waiting for my visa interview for Permanent Residency (K1 Visa).  Is it ok if I work from home here in Texas? which is obviously a US Company.  I passed all the exams, however they want to set up an interview via skype, I am just wondering if it is legal.  Any advise will be of great help.  Thank you

Do you have authorization to work? If yes, go ahead and start working. If not, wait/ file for it before starting.

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You can't work until you have a Green Card or EAD.

 

Feel free to take all the tests and interviews you want tho.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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4 minutes ago, p-ana said:

Do you have authorization to work? If yes, go ahead and start working. If not, wait/ file for it before starting.

@p-ananope, I do not have the authorization yet.  Just had my biometrics last July 26, and no interview yet, last updated via case status was July 30, and it has been a few weeks now.  I just want to work while staying at home to help my husband somehow in our finances.  I sent an email to the employer and I guess I need to wait for the reply.  Thanks!

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6 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

You can't work until you have a Green Card or EAD.

 

Feel free to take all the tests and interviews you want tho.

@Paul & Maryyeah I know, I am just wondering if working from home will not affect somehow.  Anyway, thanks!

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3 minutes ago, Rina Ocampo said:

  I just want to work while staying at home to help my husband somehow in our finances.

I get that, but aslo realize the inability to work for several months is baked into the K-1 process.

 

2 minutes ago, Rina Ocampo said:

@Paul & Maryyeah I know, I am just wondering if working from home will not affect somehow.  Anyway, thanks!

You cannot work without authorization. It doesn't matter if it's on site or at home, for a separate company or self-employment.

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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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It doesn't matter if it is from home.   It is not allowed until you EAD is done.  It is a downside, along with no international travel, that is part of the K1 process.

Edited by Paul & Mary

March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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4 minutes ago, geowrian said:

I get that, but aslo realize the inability to work for several months is baked into the K-1 process.

 

You cannot work without authorization. It doesn't matter if it's on site or at home, for a separate company or self-employment.

@Paul & Maryok thanks for the advise.  

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19 minutes ago, Rina Ocampo said:

  I sent an email to the employer and I guess I need to wait for the reply

Regardless of what the employer says, it is not worth working without authorization.  It could jeopardize your future in the US.

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22 minutes ago, JFH said:

But this one of the drawbacks of the K-1. We see this here every day - people finding themselves stretched financially because they chose the K-1 instead of marrying first and filing a CR-1. You surely knew you would be without an income for many months. Why people still find the K-1 an attractive option when they are in your financial situation is beyond me.

@JFH I understand that, however K1 is the fastest, that is why my husband and I opted to apply for that.  I am just looking for options to be productive enough.  Anyway, thanks for the input.

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5 minutes ago, Rina Ocampo said:

@JFH I understand that, however K1 is the fastest, that is why my husband and I opted to apply for that.  I am just looking for options to be productive enough.  Anyway, thanks for the input.

Volunteering is a good way to help out. Soup kitchens, reading to kids, helping at a senior home, etc. are good ways to pass the time, help people out, etc.

Note this does not cover unpaid internships or similar.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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I worked from home for a US based company in a corporate position for 3 years, right after I came here, I resigned. The best thing you can do is to wait for your EAD, some are requesting expedites based on financial loss and such ( only if you want to be back and forth with USCIS) .  It's not permitted even if it's a work from home position. 

 

Try to volunteer, hit the gym, take online courses, Udemy has lots of courses everyone can take.  I have a job offer from a luxury watch store and I have until October to submit all my documents. I can't wait to get my EAD approved.  But the best remedy is to be patient.  🤞🏼 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

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You cannot legally work without an EAD or GC.

 

You can interview as long as you want. If they make you a written job offer and they are willing to wait for you a few months you can try to expedite your EAD with the job offer and financial loss. Just make sure you don't burn bridges while doing interviews because once you get an EAD and they see you apply again they might ignore you since you already went thru the interview and didn't/couldn't accept the offer. That is something you need to take into consideration. Surprised they didn't ask you if you are authorized to work in the US before interviewing you.

 

 

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