Employment Authorization Document. This is evidence that a person is authorized to work in USA. People undergoing Adjustment of Status (AOS or I-485 process) are entitled to an EAD.

Doing business on AOS EAD and on H-4 EAD/extension

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1. I know, someone on EAD based on AOS waiting for I-485 approval must produce a valid job offer (Supplement J) during GC interview. Once the person update work status as EAD on Form I9, then the legal status will become EAD based on AOS. Can the person start a business/startup while on EAD with pending I-485? If yes, should the person notify USCIS about it? Does Form I9 need to submitted for starting/running a business/startup?

2. I know, someone on H4 EAD can he start a business? 

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1. If you are the primary applicant of an adjustment of status application you could do the business on the side, but if you take it up completely as your profession, then the job must be same or similar in other words you are trying to do your green card Supplement J through your own business if that's not your intention then you must have a full-time job and you can do the business on the side. Form I-9 is an internal form. It does not get submitted anywhere.

2. Yes he can start the business.

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Interview at Fairfax

I had my interview at 1:30 at Fairfax VA. Had printed my family picture at 12:50 on the way to interview it was heavy rain and reached there nick of time. We were called by an African American lady after 5 minutes after giving our oath she asked our ID and then got sign the waiver as our attorney was not with us. she asked question from my I-485 and she was very polite and calm everything was going smooth then she turn to my husband and ask about my date of birth which he forgot for few second and the then told her.