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Received My EAD and Advance Parole Today

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Just want to share that my combo card arrived today-- it contains my Advance Parole so I can travel outside the country and my Employment Authorization so I can finally apply for SSN. :)

 

 

Filed for AOS- Oct. 28, 2016

Biometrics- Dec. 6, 2016

Received EAD/AP Card- Feb. 16, 2017

Interview for Green Card- still waiting

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7 minutes ago, amaada said:

Just want to share that my combo card arrived today-- it contains my Advance Parole so I can travel outside the country and my Employment Authorization so I can finally apply for SSN. :)

 

 

Filed for AOS- Oct. 28, 2016

Biometrics- Dec. 6, 2016

Received EAD/AP Card- Feb. 16, 2017

Interview for Green Card- still waiting

Hey congrats!! Thanks for sharing as well and best of luck with the next steps!

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21 minutes ago, Brandja said:

Hey congrats!! Thanks for sharing as well and best of luck with the next steps!

Thanks Brandja! My pleasure to share the progress of my AOS so others will also have an idea of what to expect.. though it's case to case basis.

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1 minute ago, MyMistaLovaLova said:

Hey congrats!!! Just for future references, you were able to apply for your SSN the day after you entered the US

 

Hi, thanks! 3 weeks after I arrived I applied for my SSN right away, unfortunately, they let my application lapse. By the time they looked at it, they just mailed me a notification that they cannot process my applicatiom because my K1 visa has already expired. So I had to wait for my AOS to reapply for SSN.

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1 minute ago, amaada said:

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Thanks Brandja! My pleasure to share the progress of my AOS so others will also have an idea of what to expect.. though it's case to case basis.

You're welcome amaada! You are absolutely correct about the case to case basis, but it does eases minds like myself to know that persons are indeed making progress somewhere, and I'm ecstatic for anyone like I would be for myself.

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3 minutes ago, amaada said:

 

Hi, thanks! 3 weeks after I arrived I applied for my SSN right away, unfortunately, they let my application lapse. By the time they looked at it, they just mailed me a notification that they cannot process my applicatiom because my K1 visa has already expired. So I had to wait for my AOS to reapply for SSN.

Wow!  Yea, luckily I did all that before I send out the AOS.  I needed to wait for the certified marriage certificate so I figured to keep the process going.  My husband is now applying for jobs so we can get a job offer and have the EAD expedited.  Hoping for the best.

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5 minutes ago, Brandja said:

You're welcome amaada! You are absolutely correct about the case to case basis, but it does eases minds like myself to know that persons are indeed making progress somewhere, and I'm ecstatic for anyone like I would be for myself.

 

That's true. I feel for you! Like when I was freaking out about when to receive my card, good thing my husband just reminded me not to freak out because it's still in the normal processing time. :)

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5 minutes ago, amaada said:

 

That's true. I feel for you! Like when I was freaking out about when to receive my card, good thing my husband just reminded me not to freak out because it's still in the normal processing time. :)

Lol we all need that reminder from our spouses at times! 

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3 minutes ago, MyMistaLovaLova said:

Wow!  Yea, luckily I did all that before I send out the AOS.  I needed to wait for the certified marriage certificate so I figured to keep the process going.  My husband is now applying for jobs so we can get a job offer and have the EAD expedited.  Hoping for the best.

 

Wow, so you mean you were able to get your SSN when you filed for it when you arrived? That's nice. During my time, we filed Sep. 2016... they said they were backlogged so they weren't able to process my SSN right away before my k1 visa expired.

 

Nice! Good luck to your husband's job hunting. All the best!

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That's awesome!!!  I'm still (not-so) patiently awaiting my EAD/AP for I filed in mid-November! 

 

I'm also SUPER relieved to see that not having an SSN didn't impact the approval.  I applied for

my SSN 10 days after arriving and when the employee went to do the e-verification of my status, we realized that CBP made an error in the spelling of my maiden surname on the I-94.

 

I had to go to a deferred inspection site (luckily my husband is from a border town so it was super close) and have an amended i94 issued.  It took the SSA 7 weeks to verify the correction and issue me a card, by which time the paperwork had already been submitted. 

 

My lesson learned: no matter how excited I get, I need to verify the accuracy of information :-)

 

Happy job hunting :-)

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32 minutes ago, Cryssiekins said:

That's awesome!!!  I'm still (not-so) patiently awaiting my EAD/AP for I filed in mid-November! 

 

I'm also SUPER relieved to see that not having an SSN didn't impact the approval.  I applied for

my SSN 10 days after arriving and when the employee went to do the e-verification of my status, we realized that CBP made an error in the spelling of my maiden surname on the I-94.

 

I had to go to a deferred inspection site (luckily my husband is from a border town so it was super close) and have an amended i94 issued.  It took the SSA 7 weeks to verify the correction and issue me a card, by which time the paperwork had already been submitted. 

 

My lesson learned: no matter how excited I get, I need to verify the accuracy of information :-)

 

Happy job hunting :-)

Omg, that's true. Lol. Accuracy is so important so the processing won't be delayed. That's why my husband had to do all the filling out of forms because he's more detail-oriented than me. 😂

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34 minutes ago, lorraTB said:

Congratulations. I had my EAD arrive mid October and my 'green card' arrived in the post this morning. No interview! I'm quite impressed. I wasn't expecting that. 

That's nice! So that's like 5 months waiting time from EAD to green card for you. When did you start filing for AOS

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22 hours ago, amaada said:

Just want to share that my combo card arrived today-- it contains my Advance Parole so I can travel outside the country and my Employment Authorization so I can finally apply for SSN. :)

 

 

Filed for AOS- Oct. 28, 2016

Biometrics- Dec. 6, 2016

Received EAD/AP Card- Feb. 16, 2017

Interview for Green Card- still waiting

 

Congratulations! :)

 

Can I ask you something? why did your biometrics appointment take so long if you filed for AOS in October already... you know the reason?

It just seems too much time for me!

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