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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

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

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

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

Either is OK.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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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