Anyone who already has a valid work visa (for example, an H-1B or L-1 visa) can usually continue working even while applying for a green card. Otherwise, green card applicants aren’t allowed to start working in the United States until they obtain a work permit by filing Form I-765. Learn more here.
- Can I Work While My Green Card Application Is Pending?
- Immigration Work Permit: Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
- The Green Card, Explained