O'Fallon, IL asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: Are you allowed to smart work for a foreign country while waiting for a green card

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: An alien must have a work authorization card or an employment visa for a stated employer-petitioner. Any alien who lives and works without authorization falls out of status and is subject to possible deportation.

This doesn’t appear to be allowed, because you will likely receive payment, or remuneration, for your work, so you will be living and working.

There may be other options, for you, but more information is needed. Seek advice from a competent and experienced immigration attorney, who will spend enough time to detail out all of the options.

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