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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have just submitted concurrent application of form I-130 and form I-485, I know it takes up to 3 months to receive a work permit of some sort, am I able to work while waiting for the papers?

No unfortunately you cannot work until you have received either your permanent residency or an employment authorization.

Did you also file an I-765 for employment authorization? What is your current immigration status?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i didn't file I-765, at the moment my I-94 says I'm B2 class which is tourist
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
but i'm married to a us citizen, i don't need to file I-765 correct?

Okay, you will need to file an I-765 to get employment authorization.

Unfortunately you cannot work in the US without either your permanent residency card or the employment authorization.

The I-765 should be approved much sooner than your permanent residency petition, permitting you to work in the meantime.

Yes, this is still applicable if you are married to a US citizen.

Here's a link to where you can access the I-765 form and instructions:

https://www.uscis.gov/i-765

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
As already mentioned, I have just submitted form I-130 and form I-485 together. Do i have to wait for the answer from USCIS for my I-485 application before filing the I-765?

No, you can submit the I-765 now. You do not have to wait.

I hope that helps clarify!

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