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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

i just have a question......i arrived here last july 4 thru k1 visa, got married 10 days after my arrival then filed for AOS and i already have my sss card where it says valid to work. I had my biometrics/finger printing last oct 9 and my question is do i still have to wait for my EAD card b4 looking for a job or i can apply now.

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do i still have to wait for my EAD card b4 looking for a job or i can apply now.

Yes, you'll need to wait for the EAD (Employment Authorization Document) to be approved (usually somewhere between 30 and 90 days of when you filed).

That is the DHS Authorization (mentioned on your SS card) you'll need to work (or the PR/Green Card, whichever comes first). :thumbs:

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Malaysia

Not sure how your Social Security Card says you're valid to work when you arrived on K-1 while still pending AOS. I thought it should say "Valid for Work Only with DHS Authorization" But anyways, I suggest that you should wait for your EAD to arrive which I believe should not take that long. However, you could always start looking for jobs and accept job offer when you get your EAD in hand! All the best!


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