Moving to a different state
I have opportunity to work in Texas, Can I work in that state as an asylee whom his wife has filed in New York?
I am a beneficiary of my wife asylum claim
Generally, yes. But this is assuming:
– Your wife is a principal applicant and she is staying at the address she indicated in Form I-589;
– You have already received your EAD.
If you are moving as a family and have already received your EADs, then it is still OK to move, but you have to report the change of address by filing Form AR-11.
If you are moving as a family and have NOT received your EADs, I would advise you to at least wait for the EADs and then move and change the address. Otherwise, the move may negatively impact your “Asylum Clock” and delay getting EADs.
There are sometimes many more issues to consider because every case is different. To take the best decision under your circumstances, please consider speaking to an experienced immigration attorney.
Last Update: Fevral 7, 2019