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A. To find an employer( I was told by the administrator from my husband's mission, that the procedure has changed for the application. Instead of getting EAD first, then find an employer. I would need to find an employer who is going to send me an offer letter, then apply for EAD. Please explain in details as much as possible.
This is not correct information. Please refer to the instructions for the I-765, Page 3 #4. The requirements for an A2 NATO dependent EAD have not changed to require an offer of employment from an employer.
B. To be a freelancer. ( as details as possible, and referral of any agency would also be appreciated)
An EAD allows you to be a self-employed freelancer and absolutely does not require formal employment for an employer. You may work for yourself.
C. To be a business owner of a small business.( as details as possible, and referral of any agency would also be appreciated)
Again, once you have an EAD you can engage in any proactive service for pay. It does not matter if you do it by setting up your own corporation; work as an independent contractor; or work as an employee for a business entity.
You have absolute right to provide services and receive pay.
Here is the regulation: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/8/274a.12
(c) Aliens who must apply for employment authorization. An alien within a class of aliens described in this section must apply for work authorization. If authorized, such an alien may accept employment subject to any restrictions stated in the regulations or cited on theemployment authorization document. USCIS, in its discretion, may establish a specific validity period for an employment authorization document, which may include any period when an administrative appeal or judicial review of an application or petition is pending.
1) An alien spouse or unmarried dependent child; son or daughter of a foreign government official (A-1 or A-2) pursuant to 8 CFR 214.2(a)(2) and who presents an endorsement from an authorized representative of the Department of State;
The administrator is incorrect about USCIS requirement for an offer of employment letter.
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