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How can I work for the EB-5 business I invested in?

My I-526 petition was approved recently and I already filed the I-485 and got my EAD card. Are there any restrictions who I can work for at this point? Can I work for the EB-5 business I invested in?

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    Sure. Go to work!

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Sure, you are authorized for employment without any restriction (including working for the EB-5 business); however, you can not be counted toward the 10 jobs created when it comes time for filing to remove conditional permanent residency.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you can work with the company you invested in. However, as an investor, you may not be counted as one of the 10 required jobs the company is supposed to create.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS will have no objections. You have EAD.

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    Marisa Casablanca

    Immigration Attorney
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    The employment authorization card allows you to work for any employer in the U.S. In your situation there are no restrictions for you to work for the EB-5 project.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    As long as you have a valid EAD, you may work for the business you invested in. Of course, you cannot be counted as a qualifying employee for job creation purposes.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    You may work for any lawful employer, including the EB-5 business you have invested in with an EAD. However, you may not be counted as one of the 10 full-time positions required to be created for EB-5 purposes.

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    Robert West

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can work in any job with an EAD.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no restriction on where you work with the conditional green card. I would not like to advise working for the company in which you invested with the EAD yet. As the Trump administration stated that all employment-based AOS applicant must be interviewed, I would advise you to hold off working for the invested company until you actually receive the conditional green card. Please note, however, 10+ permanent, full-time jobs that you must create with your investment cannot include your job position even after you receive the conditional green card.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Absolutely.

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    Vaughan de Kirby

    Immigration Attorney
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    Once you have your approved EAD you can work for any lawful employer.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you can. However, your position will not be counted as one job created by the entity in terms of the job creation.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes you absolutely can work for your own company with the EAD but you cannot be counted as one of the 10 employees.

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    Kyle Barella

    Immigration Attorney
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    You may take up employment in the United States as you are in possession of an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). This is not a problem.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can work for the business, but your employment will not count toward the required 10 jobs. Congrats on getting these approvals!

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, as long as you have work authorization there are no restrictions whatsoever in working in your EB-5 business that is the basis of your EB-5 Investor Petition filed on Form I-526.

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