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    I am currently in the AOS phase after arriving to the US in June and filling my AOS package in July. I filed for my GC, EAD and AP at the same time, I ve completed my biometrics and I am currently waiting for an interview to be scheduled.

    While reading through a webpage on ssa.gov I came across this page:


    If you scroll down to section G it reads as though people who entered via K1 visa have work authorization by their I-94;

    The alien's I-94 showing one of the following COAs (classes of admission) has employment authorization unless otherwise noted.

    If you scroll further you see K1 is on this list.

    Does this mean we can work without an EAD while waiting for our green cards? Is this website legit?

    Any thoughts, experience or input appreciated!

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    Financial documents
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    Hello guys! We are finally on a final

    stage just waiting for my interview on December 15th.
    My fianc s tax transcript due to covid shows lower income then it is required. He has a good job now and his paychecks can prove that he gets enough to sponsor me. He even got a second job. Are paychecks and letters from employers enough to prove the income?

    We would definitely get a co-sponsor, but we simply can t.

    Thank you in advance

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    Applying for a student visa with IR1 case documentarily qualified.
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    I am documentarily qualified with IR1 in this November and I want study at USA when I go there, since 2019 that was my plan but things are very slow waiting waiting and time is going it's been 2 years now. My question is can I apply for student visa and I am already documentarily qualified. But to receive and interview letter that may take another year from now, if i study that will save time. Your advice please.

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    Joint Sponsor who is Married Question
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    My mom is going to be our joint sponsor.
    She filled out form I-864 and provided her tax return and tax transcript. Her income is well above the requirement and she is a US citizen.

    She is married so she has a joint tax return with my dad. But her income is higher than his and she makes enough to be our joint sponsor on her own.

    We are being told (not professional advice) that my dad needs to be the joint sponsor just because his name is above hers on the tax return and that my mom needs to complete form I-864 A.
    We don t understand why because my mom s income is high enough for her to be the only joint sponsor.

    So is she ok to be our joint sponsor or is the person helping us correct here? Thanks.

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    Filing for step kids still in the Philippines during COVID
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    Hello All,

    My wife is finally ready due to circumstances to go ahead and bring over her kids. She's been an OFW for years and she felt they needed to stay in the Philippines initially until she got her footing here in the US.

    She's filed for her I-751 and her N-400 and as of the last consult with the USCIS help line they were both being sent to our local office together, ( requested months ago but still haven't shown up yet) .

    Agent said she could file N-600 for the kids once she gets her USC sometime in the coming months.

    I'm filing their I-130's now but the family dynamics where the kids are staying along with all of the COVID restrictions is making this difficult and I'm wondering how to go about completing the tasks.

    Once the I-130's are approved and the files move through the NVC, I"m wondering how this will play out since they are minor children and due to COVID I don't believe they are doing in person interviews.

    One child is far off in a remote province while the other is with my wife's oldest sister there in Manila. The oldest sister has prevented my wife from talking to her daughter since her last trip in 2018.

    They are not on speaking terms so getting them to cooperate with anything will be difficult to say the least.

    Does any one know the best, proven method, to get minor children's visas approved during the embassy lockdown during COVID. I've tried calling the embassy but only got a recording.

    thanks in advance.

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