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Should I work on H1-B or I-485 EAD?

I am currently working in the U.S. on an H1-B visa. I just got my EAD/AP card based on EB-5. Should I start working on the I-485 EAD right away or should I stick to my H-1b until the conditional green card is issued?

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    By nature, the H1B visa is approved specifically for a particular employer and it is not as flexible as an EAD, which allows a holder to work with any employer. Thus, while working H1B may be acceptable, working with an EAD is preferable.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It would be best to maintain your non-immigrant status for as long as possible. Therefore, you should keep your H-1B active until your conditional green card is approved.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Either is OK.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    If you with the same employer, it is best to stay on the H-1B. If the adjustment is denied, you can easily continue. However, both options will work.