Immigration Issues/L2 Question



I'm on an L1-B visa. I'm processing my wife's L2. In the DS-156, there's a question that baffles me:

"Do you intend to work in the US?"

I know an L2 visa holder can apply for EAD with the USCIS when she arrives in the US. What is the legally correct answer to the above question? If a No, would it matter if she still applies for EAD?

Your insight is very much appreciated.

Erickson: Either a  YES or NO answer should not be an issue. So if she states NO it would not prevent her from applying for an EAD at a later date. People are allowed to change their decisions.

Ramasamy Krishnan
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Ramasamy Krishnan


Immigration particularly business immigration and National Interest Waivers.


I have over 7 years of experience in all facets of immigration law. Specifically focusing on filing of National Interest Waivers (NIW), Alien of Extraordinary Ability and Outstanding Researchers/Professors petitions for Ph.D's and other advanced degree professionals. I have also assisted clients in numerous PERM, H-1b, L and other nonimmigrant visa applications. I am a partner at the law firm Ashley & Krishnan,

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