I have an EAD based on my pending I-485. I am a full-time, W-2 employee with the company sponsoring my I-485 position. Am I allowed to also work as a 1099 independent contractor on the weekends?


If you are working based on an approved EAD, you are able to work multiple jobs as either a direct employee or independent contractor. You are even eligible to start your own business. However, keep in mind that, if you are the principal applicant on an employment-based case, you need to continue to have an offer for a full-time, permanent position with a direct employer as long as your I-485 remains pending. (03.Feb.2014)

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