View Full Version : Renew EAD (OPT) that expires in 2 months OR just work as Citizen?

08-09-2010, 06:45 PM
I am wondering how I can work still without suffering deportation or status changes, because I was unemployed for almost the whole year and just got a job offer 2 months before my EAD work permit expires.

I know that renewal of the EAD now is almost impossible, bc I believe that it must be done 120 days prior to expiration (?), if I am correct.
Can I still work for 2 months? I also assume that the EAD expired, bc I did not find work within the 90 day period after I received it ...

I have no funds to return to school in the fall, so my last option is to use the citizen checkbox on the I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) Form.

Any advice or warnings?

NOTE: I understand the consequences for unauthorized work, so please, refrain from flaming.