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I got my SSN today, just a little over a week after I applied. It is stamped that it is valid for work only with DHS authorization.

Also got a request from Canada to provide working visa number in order to collect my EI. Since I still don't have EAD, I guess I am not going to receive anything from Canadian Government.

Does anyone know if a person can re apply for Canadian EI once EAD is recevied?

Thanks

Senka


AOS TIMELINE

10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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In theory, you can work on a K1 Visa.. So, what the heck. Anyone tried it???


IR1

April 14, 2004 I-130 NOA1

April 25, 2005 IR1 Received

April 26, 2005 POE Dorval Airport

May 13, 2005 Welcome to America Letters Received

May 21, 2005 PR Card in Mail

May 26, 2005 Applied for SSN at local office

June 06, 2005 SSN Received

June 11, 2005 Driver Licence Issued!

June 20, 2005 Deb gets a Check Card! Just like Donald Trump's!

Citizenship

Jan 30, 2008 N400 Mailed off to the VSC!

Feb 2, 2008 N400 Received at VSC

Feb 6, 2008 Check Cashed!

Feb 13, 2008 NOA1 Received

Feb 15, 2008 Fingerprint letter received. (Feb 26th scheduled)

Feb 18, 2008 Mailed out the old Please Reschedule us for Biometics <sigh>...

Feb 27, 2008 Received the new scheduled biometrics.

Mar 15, 2008 Biometrics Rescheduled.

Sep 18, 2008 Interview Letter Recieved.

Nov 11, 2008 Interview Passed :-).

Nov 14, 2008 Oath Cerimony.

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When i applied for my Canada EI all i sent in was my i-94 my K-1 visa ( photo copies ) and i recieved EI with no problems, also when the lady that was on my case told me once i recieve my EAD to photo copy it and send that in as well...Oh also sent in a photo copy of my application for my EAD just to prove that i did apply for it..

Crissy


AOS & EAD

Mailed Sept 20th 2005 ( EAD & AOS )

Chicago recieved packet Sept 22nd ( the day my I-94 expired )

Sept 29th 2005 NOA 1 ( AOS & EAD ) Recipet date Sept 27th

Oct 1st 2005 touched ( AOS & EAD )

Dec 12 th 2005 touched ( EAD)

Dec. 29th 2005 touched ( EAD)

Jan 27th 2006 inforpass Had Biomterics for EAD & AOS

Jan 27th 2006 EAD & AOS touched

Feb 3rd 2006 EAD Approved

Fed 6th 2006 recieved EAD

Feb 10th 2006 recieved interview letter for AOS

April 17th 2006 AOS Interview 12:30

April 17th 2006 AOS Approved

April 21st 2006 Received Welcome Letter

April 27th 2006 Greencard in my hands!!!!

Lifting of conditions April 2008...

Removal of Conditions

Feb 6th 2008 mailed packet off

Feb 14th check cashed Saw that it was transfered to Californa ( Mailed to Nebraska )

Feb 16th got reciept letter in the mail with one year extension Receipt date Feb 11 2008

Feb 28th recieved Boimetrics appoinment

March 10th Boimetrics at 12 noon

March 10th 2008 Touched

March 13th 2008 Touched

May 15th Recieved e-mail 10 year Card Ordered!!!!

Done for 10 years!! Have not decided if i will become a citizen lots of time to think about that...

May 21st 10 year greencard in my hands!!!

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When i applied for my Canada EI all i sent in was my i-94 my K-1 visa ( photo copies ) and i recieved EI with no problems, also when the lady that was on my case told me once i recieve my EAD to photo copy it and send that in as well...Oh also sent in a photo copy of my application for my EAD just to prove that i did apply for it..

Crissy

I also sent photocopies, but apparently they want working authorization number now. That is so dissapointing, since I worked in Canada for 12 years and paid taxes and EI contributions.


AOS TIMELINE

10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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What is Canadian EI?

You might want to take a look at the U.S./Canada Social Security agreement:

http://www.ssa.gov/international/Agreement...ets/canada.html

If you have questions the agreement, contact the Social Security Administration's Office of International Programs. Call (410) 965-0144 if you have questions on benefits under the agreements. For questions on the coverage rules of the agreements, call (410) 965-3549 or (410) 965-7386.

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What is Canadian EI?

You might want to take a look at the U.S./Canada Social Security agreement:

http://www.ssa.gov/international/Agreement...ets/canada.html

If you have questions the agreement, contact the Social Security Administration's Office of International Programs. Call (410) 965-0144 if you have questions on benefits under the agreements. For questions on the coverage rules of the agreements, call (410) 965-3549 or (410) 965-7386.

This is useful information for retirement benefits, but it doesn't address Employment Insurance benefits. I didn't know I qualified for EI either when I moved here 2 years ago, so I guess I missed out too.


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When i applied for my Canada EI all i sent in was my i-94 my K-1 visa ( photo copies ) and i recieved EI with no problems, also when the lady that was on my case told me once i recieve my EAD to photo copy it and send that in as well...Oh also sent in a photo copy of my application for my EAD just to prove that i did apply for it..

Crissy

Me too, except for sending in a copy of the EAD application. I might do that since my K1 expires on Aug 12, cutting off the EI and my AOS interview is Aug 22 which should re-activate it, hopefully there won't be too much of a gap.

OP, did you read the pinned EI topic at the top of this section? There's a lot of info in there, and a # you can call for out of state claims, do not speak to the general EI operators.

Your SSN # has nothing to do with Canada.

Edited by Canuck Carrie

2005

Sept 10 I-129F sent to TSC

2006

Interview - February 13th APPROVED! day 152

April 6 - wedding date day 204

May 15 - AOS sent (not filing for EAD or AP) day 1-total days 243

Aug 22 - AOS interview date day 101-total days 342

approved pending FBI name check, told name check initiated June 1

Sept 29 - green card arrives, done until June 2008 day 140-total days 381

2008

June 30 - I-751 mailed total days 1025

Aug 13 - Biometrics appointment total days 1068

2009

Feb 25 - Transferred from VSC to CSC total days 1265

March 9 - Removal of Conditions approved! total days 1277

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When i applied for my Canada EI all i sent in was my i-94 my K-1 visa ( photo copies ) and i recieved EI with no problems, also when the lady that was on my case told me once i recieve my EAD to photo copy it and send that in as well...Oh also sent in a photo copy of my application for my EAD just to prove that i did apply for it..

Crissy

Me too, except for sending in a copy of the EAD application. I might do that since my K1 expires on Aug 12, cutting off the EI and my AOS interview is Aug 22 which should re-activate it, hopefully there won't be too much of a gap.

OP, did you read the pinned EI topic at the top of this section? There's a lot of info in there, and a # you can call for out of state claims, do not speak to the general EI operators.

Your SSN # has nothing to do with Canada.

Did you get your EI with a copy of EAD aplication or they asked for approved EAD card?

Thanks.


AOS TIMELINE

10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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I'm not sure if mu info can be of any help, but regardless of if you have your K1 or are into Adjustment you need an EAD to be eligible for EI.

I called the lady in Belleville is it? not too long ago. Just like in Canada you must be able to legally work and be actively looking before you can be eligible to collect EI.

Here, in the US, on a K1, that would require you to have an EAD, the actual card, before you could submit to collect for EI.

By the time I got my EAD I had solidified a job so I never applied, but I did look into it, and during those 3-4 months I was waiting for my EAD, I could not collect EI.

I know that's not the greatest answer seeing as everyone is so hard up for cash during that stage but that's my experience and I think it makes sense-even if it stinks. lol


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May 17, 2008 ~~~~~~~~Check Cashed

May 19, 2008 ~~~~~~~~ NOA1

June 20, 2008 ~~~~~~~ Fingerprinting appointment

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October 11, 2005 ~~~~~ Mailed I129F (Vermont)

October 25, 2005 ~~~~~ NOA2 in email (yay)

February 8, 2006 ~~~~~ Interview Day! APPROVED!!!

AOS, EAD, AP

March 27, 2006 ~~~~~~ Mailed AOS, EAD, AP to Chicago

March 29, 2006 ~~~~~~ AOS, EAD, AP arrives at Chicago Lockbox

March 31, 2006 ~~~~~~~ NOA's for all 3

April 18, 2006 ~~~~~~ Biometrics Appointment in Providence

May 15, 2006 ~~~~~~ RFE in the mail-more financial info

May 26, 2006 ~~~~~~ AOS touched

June 19, 2006 ~~~~~ EAD Card in the mail

July 27, 2006 ~~~~~ Interview for Green Card

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Unless they changed the rules since I applied for EI in April, I did not need an EAD to receive EI.


2005

Sept 10 I-129F sent to TSC

2006

Interview - February 13th APPROVED! day 152

April 6 - wedding date day 204

May 15 - AOS sent (not filing for EAD or AP) day 1-total days 243

Aug 22 - AOS interview date day 101-total days 342

approved pending FBI name check, told name check initiated June 1

Sept 29 - green card arrives, done until June 2008 day 140-total days 381

2008

June 30 - I-751 mailed total days 1025

Aug 13 - Biometrics appointment total days 1068

2009

Feb 25 - Transferred from VSC to CSC total days 1265

March 9 - Removal of Conditions approved! total days 1277

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We also have been able to receive EI without our EAD.

Dave faxed his I-94 and Visa to them about a month ago.

We got a full EI check just this past week, for the past two weeks. Don't really know how we started getting it without the EAD.


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Dave/Vancouver/Canada

4/2005 - met in Vegas!

10/8/2005 - We got engaged!! (with many, many trips between the two!)

K-1 Journey:

12/12/2005 - Sent I-129F to Vermont! (Day 1)

12/13/2005 - I-129F arrives at VSC! (Day 2)

12/16/2005 - Check Cashed! (Day 5)

12/22/2005 - NOA1 received by snail mail (Day 11)

1/10/2006 - NOA2 received by email! (Day 30)

1/14/2006 - NOA2 received by snail mail (Day 34)

1/17/2006 - Letter Received from NVC (Day 37)

1/30/2006 - Fiance receives Packet 3! (Day 50)

3/1/2006 - Medical Exam (Day 79)

3/3/2006 - Checklist Faxed to Consulate (Day 81)

3/14/2006 - Call to Consulate, Interview Scheduled for April 10th!!

3/17/2006 - Packet 4 w/interview date finally arrives!

4/10/2006 - K-1 VISA APPROVED! (Day 121)

6/11/2006 - Border Crossing at Peace Bridge (Buffalo, NY)

6/16/2006 - Legally Married!

10/1/2006 - Our Wedding Day

AOS Journey:

8/7/2006 Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago (Day 1)

8/8/2006 AOS/EAD/AP Arrive at Chicago Lockbox

8/16/2006 NOA1 for AOS/EAD/AP

9/11/2006 AOS Transferred to CSC

10/17/2006 AP Approved (by email)

10/18/2006 EAD touched!

11/25/06 Biometrics scheduled

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I was cr-1 so my situation was different with regards to EI. But it shouldn't be that much of a suprise (yes frustrating) that some are able to get it without an EAD, while ohters can't. I recall talking to an EI guy on the phone and he started to yip about not getting $$ until I got an EAD (which i didnt need) One could trying contacting them again to see if one gets a different answer. It sort of makes sense that one should not be able to get EI, unless your able tyo legaaly work, I dont think you can get it in Canada if your unable to work, but I may be wrong, I never took EI in Canada, and wasnt aware one could get EI in the USA, but luckily Cassie on VJ showed me the way!! I got it for the maximum time and never received a call from them regarding if I was looking for work. I did get denied at first, but successfully appealed it. blah blah blah. Best of luck


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1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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I was cr-1 so my situation was different with regards to EI. But it shouldn't be that much of a suprise (yes frustrating) that some are able to get it without an EAD, while ohters can't. I recall talking to an EI guy on the phone and he started to yip about not getting $$ until I got an EAD (which i didnt need) One could trying contacting them again to see if one gets a different answer. It sort of makes sense that one should not be able to get EI, unless your able tyo legaaly work, I dont think you can get it in Canada if your unable to work, but I may be wrong, I never took EI in Canada, and wasnt aware one could get EI in the USA, but luckily Cassie on VJ showed me the way!! I got it for the maximum time and never received a call from them regarding if I was looking for work. I did get denied at first, but successfully appealed it. blah blah blah. Best of luck

Thanks Scott,

I am still not refused, but it looks like I will be as they sent me a form requesting EAD copy or working visa number. So, I would greatly appreciate if you could help me on how to appeal or give me Cassie's user ID so I can ask the question.

Senka


AOS TIMELINE

10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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We also have been able to receive EI without our EAD.

Dave faxed his I-94 and Visa to them about a month ago.

We got a full EI check just this past week, for the past two weeks. Don't really know how we started getting it without the EAD.

That's great, I am happy for you! It didn't work for me, I also faxed them I-94 and Visa. I guess it all depends on who is processing the case, so you may consider yourself lucky.


AOS TIMELINE

10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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