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Newlywed but recently laid off H1B visa holder... Help!!!

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As the title suggests, I have recently married an American citizen. I came to the US under a TN work visa but since have been granted a H1B visa. I was laid off from my job due to economic conditions in November. I was married recently and now I am confused and I am asking for advice. I have been told by USCIS that I need to fill out several forms; I130, G325A, I485, I864, I765, I131. I understand that the I765 and I131 are now part of the I485. I am wondering if I need to fill out all of these forms or I can wait until a later date. Ideally I would like to be granted work authorization as I need to provide for my family and then I can apply for permanent residence when I am in a better financial situation. Thank you and any advice or comment will be appreciated.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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I-765 and I-131 are included in the fee for the I-485. There is no additional fees for them!! :) File away!!


AOS Approved on 10-17-08 (details in profile)

Removal of Conditions on 07-19-10

In this tedious process, we tend to forget that this is all worth it.

I love my hubby beyond anything in this world.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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If you want to be able to work ASAP then file for it all, it takes about 90 days to receive your work permit from the time you file, and filing it all together as you already know means the work permit is already included in the fees.

AP is only if you plan to travel and go to your home country while waiting for the GC.

The sooner you file the sooner you have all the papers pretty much.


08.2006: Entered with a B-2 visa.

07.06.07: Civil Wedding

07.17.2008 AOS approved with interview. It took 367 Days!

11.08.08: Big family wedding

09.18.09-10.03.09: First trip to France with Hubby

I-751

04.19.10: Package sent to Vermont

04.21.10: Delivered in Vermont

04.22.10: NOA date

04.23.10: Check cashed

05.17.10: Received biometrics appointment letter

06.07.10: Biometrics Appointment

06.26.10: Touched

07.07.10: Card Production Ordered!

07.17.10: Card in the mail :) Done until citizenship

French Thread I

French Thread II

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Africa
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As the title suggests, I have recently married an American citizen. I came to the US under a TN work visa but since have been granted a H1B visa. I was laid off from my job due to economic conditions in November. I was married recently and now I am confused and I am asking for advice. I have been told by USCIS that I need to fill out several forms; I130, G325A, I485, I864, I765, I131. I understand that the I765 and I131 are now part of the I485. I am wondering if I need to fill out all of these forms or I can wait until a later date. Ideally I would like to be granted work authorization as I need to provide for my family and then I can apply for permanent residence when I am in a better financial situation. Thank you and any advice or comment will be appreciated.

If you are asking if you can be granted work authorization without filing for the full AOS (permanent residency), then no, there is no way that I am aware of.

The EAD portion of the AOS application is granted as a temporary privilege because you have a pending application, so you would need to file for everything (I-130 + I-485, total $1,010) to be allowed to use this.


03/01/2007 - POE - JFK (L-1 Visa)

01/15/2008 - Proposed

03/15/2008 - Married

09/02/2008 - Sent AOS Package (I-130, I-485, I-693)

09/03/2008 - Received - Signed by SMITH

09/04/2008 - Checks deposited

09/10/2008 - Checks cleared ($1010 + $355)

09/12/2008 - 2 NOA's received (I-130, I-485) - Dated 09/08/08

09/16/2008 - Received notice for biometrics appointment on 09/30/2008

09/20/2008 - Biometrics done - Walk in (Orlando) Took 10 minutes

09/22/2008 - I-485 viewable online (pending, of course)

09/30/2008 - Biometrics Appointment (2pm)

12/30/2008 - Received Interview Letter

02/25/2008 - Interview

03/06/2008 - Welcome Letter received (the website will clearly never send me updates!)

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Filed: Timeline

welcome to the club. I am in the same situation. Laid-off and married.

Try to get the money and apply for AOS, it's worth it because it will be easier to find any job, and not have to rely on a work visa... You don't need to pay a lawyer, you can do it with the guides here.

As the title suggests, I have recently married an American citizen. I came to the US under a TN work visa but since have been granted a H1B visa. I was laid off from my job due to economic conditions in November. I was married recently and now I am confused and I am asking for advice. I have been told by USCIS that I need to fill out several forms; I130, G325A, I485, I864, I765, I131. I understand that the I765 and I131 are now part of the I485. I am wondering if I need to fill out all of these forms or I can wait until a later date. Ideally I would like to be granted work authorization as I need to provide for my family and then I can apply for permanent residence when I am in a better financial situation. Thank you and any advice or comment will be appreciated.

12-13-2010....RoC

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