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How can I confirm the validity of my status and continue working without visa issues?

While on an F-1 visa, I filed for the EB-3 (other) category (priority date 08/2020) with the I-485 pending. In Sept. 2022, I started working with my I-485 EAD. I graduated in Dec. 2022 and got my OPT approved in Jan. 2023. Am I in valid F-1 status? When I started work on the 485 EAD, did it terminate my SEVIS? How can I confirm my F-1 validity? Can I work two jobs – one on OPT and the other with 485 EAD?

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    From the facts here, it appears you have not maintained F-1 status, but it is ok to work more than one job with your I-485 EAD.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your school maintains your SEVIS and once you tell them that you have a pending I-485 AND a valid EAD, they will be able to tell you the validity of your F-1.