View Full Version : Should I terminate my J1 to use my EAD while AOS is pending?

11-02-2017, 05:20 PM
Hi everyone,
I have recently received my EAD/AP combo card due to a pending AOS. I'm on a J1 visa now which is valid for a few years from now, but I want to work part time out of school. (I'm a PhD scholar on a J1 visa now).

I understand if I use the benefits of my J1 status, then my J1 status is automatically voided, but should I have taken some actions to terminate my J1 status? I have already started earning money while studying. Can that cause problem?