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Hello all,

I've seen conflicting things throughout the forums so wanted to start a new thread with a simple question. I was approved my EAD on 30th April 2015 and received the card this morning (7th May 2015). I went to the SSN office to apply and was told that they can't process my application at the moment and to come back in 2 weeks. Essentially it seems they weren't able to verify my details. I didn't get a reciept, didn't get anything, just told to come back after the 15th of May.

Is this normal?

I spoke with my Lawyer who advised this seems strange and to go back again tomorrow and hopefully get a different officer but todays wait was an hour and don't particularly want to go back with the risk of getting the same guy again or to be told the same thing if in fact it is normal.

Any experience or opinions on this?

Thanks so much :)

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Hello all,

I've seen conflicting things throughout the forums so wanted to start a new thread with a simple question. I was approved my EAD on 30th April 2015 and received the card this morning (7th May 2015). I went to the SSN office to apply and was told that they can't process my application at the moment and to come back in 2 weeks. Essentially it seems they weren't able to verify my details. I didn't get a reciept, didn't get anything, just told to come back after the 15th of May.

Is this normal?

I spoke with my Lawyer who advised this seems strange and to go back again tomorrow and hopefully get a different officer but todays wait was an hour and don't particularly want to go back with the risk of getting the same guy again or to be told the same thing if in fact it is normal.

Any experience or opinions on this?

Thanks so much :)

I think in your case it is normal. Your approved EAD is new and it takes time for USCIS to update the SAVE database and Social Security to get access to the latest records. We were actually told something similar when we went by the SSA office with my husband's naturalization certificate to update his Social Security record to "citizen". She said, "How long had it been. You are supposed to wait two weeks. I hope it's in here." It had only been about 9 days, but the update was already in the database. Then we went by the DMV to update him to USC and got told a similar story about allowing time for the change of status to make it to the database.

Give it a few days to be sure.

You may have read of K1 visa holders no longer having to wait on their status to update, but the database for their arrival and I-94 is not manually updated. It is automated now with the scan of their passport generating their I-94.

Edited by Nich-Nick

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Thanks so much for your response. I actually went back earlier today because my lawyer told me to do so and they processed it there and then and gave me a notice saying the number will be in the mail within 2 weeks so i'm happy! :) what a difference a day makes.

thanks so much for your help!

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