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I know its a bit early now, but we were planning for my fiance to have his POE at JFK although I am in Chicago, and the only reason, of course, the EAD stamp. But we will be filing for his AOS in Chicago since we will be living there (I am in Chicago now).

1.) I wanted to know what happens to the "brown envelope" after he hands it over to immigration at POE?

2.) Will it matter that we will be living in Chicago but he had POE at JFK?

Thanks!

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I know its a bit early now, but we were planning for my fiance to have his POE at JFK although I am in Chicago, and the only reason, of course, the EAD stamp. But we will be filing for his AOS in Chicago since we will be living there (I am in Chicago now).

1.) I wanted to know what happens to the "brown envelope" after he hands it over to immigration at POE?

2.) Will it matter that we will be living in Chicago but he had POE at JFK?

Thanks!

-MARM

1. The envelope will be opened by the regular immigration dude, and then he'll send you to the dark, dirty unfriendly backoffice. you will not see that envelope (or to be precise the content) again until your AOS interview.

2. it doesn't matter at all where you live

a note on the side: have your fiance ASK for the stamp. they gave it to me after I asked for it. its a red, smudgy small stamp.

good luck!


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:unsure: Just wanna know if only JFK POE stamps EAD ??? How about SFO?

I know its a bit early now, but we were planning for my fiance to have his POE at JFK although I am in Chicago, and the only reason, of course, the EAD stamp. But we will be filing for his AOS in Chicago since we will be living there (I am in Chicago now).

1.) I wanted to know what happens to the "brown envelope" after he hands it over to immigration at POE?

2.) Will it matter that we will be living in Chicago but he had POE at JFK?

Thanks!

-MARM

1. The envelope will be opened by the regular immigration dude, and then he'll send you to the dark, dirty unfriendly backoffice. you will not see that envelope (or to be precise the content) again until your AOS interview.

2. it doesn't matter at all where you live

a note on the side: have your fiance ASK for the stamp. they gave it to me after I asked for it. its a red, smudgy small stamp.

good luck!

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:unsure: Just wanna know if only JFK POE stamps EAD ??? How about SFO?

I know its a bit early now, but we were planning for my fiance to have his POE at JFK although I am in Chicago, and the only reason, of course, the EAD stamp. But we will be filing for his AOS in Chicago since we will be living there (I am in Chicago now).

1.) I wanted to know what happens to the "brown envelope" after he hands it over to immigration at POE?

2.) Will it matter that we will be living in Chicago but he had POE at JFK?

Thanks!

-MARM

1. The envelope will be opened by the regular immigration dude, and then he'll send you to the dark, dirty unfriendly backoffice. you will not see that envelope (or to be precise the content) again until your AOS interview.

2. it doesn't matter at all where you live

a note on the side: have your fiance ASK for the stamp. they gave it to me after I asked for it. its a red, smudgy small stamp.

good luck!

As far as i'm aware of only JFK does it. I'm flying there this Thursday and hoping to get it.


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:unsure: Just wanna know if only JFK POE stamps EAD ??? How about SFO?

I know its a bit early now, but we were planning for my fiance to have his POE at JFK although I am in Chicago, and the only reason, of course, the EAD stamp. But we will be filing for his AOS in Chicago since we will be living there (I am in Chicago now).

1.) I wanted to know what happens to the "brown envelope" after he hands it over to immigration at POE?

2.) Will it matter that we will be living in Chicago but he had POE at JFK?

Thanks!

-MARM

1. The envelope will be opened by the regular immigration dude, and then he'll send you to the dark, dirty unfriendly backoffice. you will not see that envelope (or to be precise the content) again until your AOS interview.

2. it doesn't matter at all where you live

a note on the side: have your fiance ASK for the stamp. they gave it to me after I asked for it. its a red, smudgy small stamp.

good luck!

Yes, currently it appears they are the only airport that stamp the temp EAD, you will still have to apply for EAD when you adjust status though.

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I know its a bit early now, but we were planning for my fiance to have his POE at JFK although I am in Chicago, and the only reason, of course, the EAD stamp. But we will be filing for his AOS in Chicago since we will be living there (I am in Chicago now).

1.) I wanted to know what happens to the "brown envelope" after he hands it over to immigration at POE?

The envelope is taken at the POE and that will be the last you'll see of it. It will become part of his/her permanent record here in the us.

2.) Will it matter that we will be living in Chicago but he had POE at JFK?

Doesn't matter which POE you enter at. Karin's was JFK and we live in Texas. :thumbs:

Thanks!

-MARM

For what it's worth - we got the Temp EAD stamp, but to be candid it isn't as useful as people think. Its only good for 90 days and you still need to get a SS# which takes 2-4 weeks (sometimes longer) then you have to find someone willing to hire you (reality is not many employers will be willing to hire a person holding this Temp. EAD). With all the other things going on - the 90 days blazes by before you know it. Best advice is to get the SS#, get married and file for AOS as soon as possible.

Edit:

JFK is currently the only (remaining) POE that routinely issues the Temp. EAD stamp.

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I know its a bit early now, but we were planning for my fiance to have his POE at JFK although I am in Chicago, and the only reason, of course, the EAD stamp. But we will be filing for his AOS in Chicago since we will be living there (I am in Chicago now).

1.) I wanted to know what happens to the "brown envelope" after he hands it over to immigration at POE?

The envelope is taken at the POE and that will be the last you'll see of it. It will become part of his/her permanent record here in the us.

2.) Will it matter that we will be living in Chicago but he had POE at JFK?

Doesn't matter which POE you enter at. Karin's was JFK and we live in Texas. :thumbs:

Thanks!

-MARM

For what it's worth - we got the Temp EAD stamp, but to be candid it isn't as useful as people think. Its only good for 90 days and you still need to get a SS# which takes 2-4 weeks (sometimes longer) then you have to find someone willing to hire you (reality is not many employers will be willing to hire a person holding this Temp. EAD). With all the other things going on - the 90 days blazes by before you know it. Best advice is to get the SS#, get married and file for AOS as soon as possible.

Edit:

JFK is currently the only (remaining) POE that routinely issues the Temp. EAD stamp.

The only reason I'm getting the temporary EAD is I'm 100% guaranteed the company I will be working with are ok with the temp stamp. If they said no I wouldnt bother getting it.

It's handy for some but not for others.


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it was VERY handy for me.

Please share... Its great to hear from those who have had success with it.. :star:

I would also like to know how the EAD stamp has benefited people immediately as they entered the US. Also, I wanted to know:

The brown envelope gets transferred to the local center where one applies for AOS/ interviews for AOS?

How do the officials at JFK know where to mail the entire brown envelope if this is the case?


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The brown envelope gets transferred to the local center where one applies for AOS/ interviews for AOS?

How do the officials at JFK know where to mail the entire brown envelope if this is the case?

It (the 'brown' envelope) goes to a central processing/archive center. :thumbs:

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I would also like to know how the EAD stamp has benefited people immediately as they entered the US. Also, I wanted to know:

in nessa's case, she didn't get an ead stamp at the poe (houston) nor were we worried about it as it was planned for her not to work for a bit. however, the ssn office gave us grief for not having the ead stamp along with saying they couldn't give her a ssn without one. so a quick trip to the local uscis office, a brief explanation to them about what the ssn office said, the uscis official rolling her eyes and an exasperated sigh and a comment about the overall ineptitude of the ssn office later, nessa's i-94 got the ead stamp from the uscis official.

and the ssn office was happy.

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I would also like to know how the EAD stamp has benefited people immediately as they entered the US. Also, I wanted to know:

The only thing I can think of for the EAD stamp to be of any benefit is if the beneficiary has a job lined up before entering the US and the employer is willing to wait until they can get their SS #. Also, this employer is already aware that their future employee will be legally working for them for less than 90 days until their actual EAD or AOS itself is approved.

Other than that, I can't picture anyone hiring someone under these conditions.

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:unsure: Just wanna know if only JFK POE stamps EAD ??? How about SFO?
Seems like JFK is the only one that does so; but it doesn't hurt to ask at whichsoever POE/PFI you're using.

Plus, if a POE/PFI is more convenient connexions/time/price-wise, all for it.


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