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Self-Employed VS Adjustement of Status

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Hey there!

 

So i moved and got married end of december via my K1.

 

I sent in by mail my form i485, + form for the AED (the work authorization thingie), + the form for e-comtact instead of paper/mail to get updates sooner.

 

I have avoided to take in any new orders (llustration, self-employed) since i entered the usa.

 

BUT, can I?

Do i have to wait?

If yes, until what exactly?

How does the AED even work for self employment?

Im my own boss, its not a company. (Yes it was tax declared in Canada, so its my living and not just a hobby)

 

 

I need to know, i found no info online for self employement!

 

 

Thanks all!

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Yes, you have to wait.......that is a limitation os the K-1. You can not work (as an employee or self-employed) until you have a valid, approved  EAD or a Green card......Otherwise, you would be taking work away from US citizens or legal residents AUTHORIZED to work.

 

Those who want to immediately work after entering the US are best advised to go the CR-1 route.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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1 minute ago, missileman said:

You can not work (as an employee or self-employed) until you have an EAD or a Green card......Otherwise, you would be taking work away from US citizens or legal residents AUTHORIZED to work.

No need to use caps like if i commited a murder.

 

But yeah, it does make sense, thought, ive seen many topics claiming that the rule for k1 + self-employment was a "gray zone" as soon as you have a SSN. Hence my confusion. Every thread, even on visa journey, contradicts each other on this particular subject.

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3 minutes ago, Viktor C said:

No need to use caps like if i commited a murder.

 

But yeah, it does make sense, thought, ive seen many topics claiming that the rule for k1 + self-employment was a "gray zone" as soon as you have a SSN. Hence my confusion. Every thread, even on visa journey, contradicts each other on this particular subject.

Emphasizing a word is not accusing you of murder.....A SSN or ITIN has value, but it conveys no authorization to work.

Edited by missileman

"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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@Viktor C, do you have a Social Security Card?  If so, does it have wording on it stating that it is "valid for work only with INS authorization" ?  


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

   -GB, "old man of much life experience"

 

Retired 20 year United States Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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33 minutes ago, Viktor C said:

Hey there!

 

So i moved and got married end of december via my K1.

 

I sent in by mail my form i485, + form for the AED (the work authorization thingie), + the form for e-comtact instead of paper/mail to get updates sooner.

 

I have avoided to take in any new orders (llustration, self-employed) since i entered the usa.

 

BUT, can I?

Do i have to wait?

If yes, until what exactly?

How does the AED even work for self employment?

Im my own boss, its not a company. (Yes it was tax declared in Canada, so its my living and not just a hobby)

 

 

I need to know, i found no info online for self employement!

 

 

Thanks all!

self employment unless its passive counts as employment.  anykind of buying/trading skills is considered as employed 


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Has it been more than 90 days since you entered on your K1?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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5 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Has it been more than 90 days since you entered on your K1?

Nah, entered only on 26th dec 2019 and married the 27th. Got SSN the 21th jan and mailed forms the 22th (today). I make less than 15k usd/year.

18 minutes ago, Donald120383 said:

self employment unless its passive counts as employment.  anykind of buying/trading skills is considered as employed 

What would "passive" qualify as?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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32 minutes ago, Viktor C said:

Nah, entered only on 26th dec 2019 and married the 27th. Got SSN the 21th jan and mailed forms the 22th (today). I make less than 15k usd/year.

What would "passive" qualify as?

interested from a bank, investment return etc


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I was sort of in the same boat except I have a residual income thru my network marketing business so i didn't work for 8 months but still got paid thru Canada until I received my EAD and then I switched my business to the US and then was able to continue to build and grow my business.

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