I filed an I-130 "Petition for Alien Relative" for my wife. It's processing.
If we file an I-485 "Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status" WITHOUT filing I-765 "Application for Employment Authorization" it's my understanding that she will go seamlessly from being able to work under the terms of the H-1B, to being able to work under the terms of a Permanent Resident (Green Card)
It seems that if we file the I-765 she will be able to work under different terms then H-1B provides? I'm just trying understand the value in the I-765.
- It seems the value it provides is being able to work divorced of employer sponsorship? Is this the only benefit to an H-1B holder? Is it totally immaterial for people working under an H-1B that do not wish to look for employment elsewhere?
- Aside from the I-765 application, does this create more paperwork for the employer or me with regard to taxation or anything else? Are there any other detriments when you already have employment under an H-1B?