Can I work part time with an H1b status? 8 Answers as of August 05, 2011I would like to know if I qualify for an EAD. I am on an H1b after entering the country on a J1 and getting the waiver. I am also approved for a green card via my mother and am awaiting a visa number. I have a priority date of 2004, which seems to be regressing on the visa bulletin. My current job was filled luckily as a pt h1b so though my hours are not 40 wkly I remain in status. I have heard that I could get and EAD with my H1b and use it to work pt for another employer. I would like to know if this is true and if it would affect my wait for a visa number and ultimately my green card
Julian & Chin LLP | Larry F Chin
In order to work for another employer with an H-1B you must have a separate approved petition. Your current H-1B allows employment incident to status, this means that you will not be issued a separate EAD that you can use to work anywhere else.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Hans Burgos, P.A., Immigration Law Offices | Hans Burgos
You are authorized for employment with your specific employer incident to your H-1B status. The USCIS will not issue you an employment authorization card. Your are not allowed to work for another employer.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law | Christian Schmidt
You can work part time while being in H-1B status but NOT on an EAD. Your second employer must offer you a job the qualifies for H-1B status and file a visa petition for you. You can have multiple H-1B employers but do not qualify for an EAD unless you filed for adjustment of status which does not seems to be the case.
Answer Applies to: California