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Dear Sophie: Can I work in the US on a dependent spouse visa?

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Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Time in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects parties with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives.

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Dear Sophie:

My spouse’s startup is giving her to the U.S. to help set up an office there. Will I be able to go with her and work in the U.S .? How long will it take for me to get a work permit? How long will we be able to stay?

— Hopeful in Hyderabad

Dear Hopeful 😛 TAGEND

Congratulations on starting an exciting brand-new adventure with your family. U.S. immigration laws admits visa holders to return their spouse and dependent children with them to the U.S. and you can check out this podcast on special topics. Dependent children are defined as children who are under the age of 21 and unmarried. Whether it is possible the spouse can get a work permit, which is called an Employment Authorization Document( EAD ), depends on which dependent visa the marriage receives.

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