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Hi Everybody!

I am going to have my interview at the US Embassy in Paris in the following days, and would take the first plane to California after approval. I need to work as soon as possible and have heard that some ports of entry are issuing temporary work permits. Does anybody know about that possibility? And if yes, what are these ports of entry?

Thank you in advance

Agnes

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Hi Agnes,

it is very uncommon these days for any POE to issue an EAD right then and there. The only one I have heard of so far is New York's JFK... The Seattle Tacoma POE definitely does not ;)

According to VJ's guides you may apply...

1. At the Airport. As a K-1 Visa Holder you may receive a temporary EAD at the Point of Entry (POE). This has however become very uncommon and the only known POE that (and not always) issues these is JFK International Airport. If they do issue you a temporary EAD it will expire on the date that your K-1 expires (90 days from entry on your K-1). (Where: at the POE only)

2. Immediately, before filing for AOS. As a K-1 visa holder you are technically eligible to file for an EAD immediately when you arrive. However, this EAD will expire when you K-1 expires (90 days) and because of this and the wait time (>90 days) it is a waste of both time and money to bother applying. You will file as category (a)(6), "Nonimmigrant Fiance(e) of U.S. Citizen". (Where to file: mail, efile, walk-in -- only if local office allows)

3. At the same time as filing for AOS. As a K-1 holder filing for Adjustment of Status (AOS) you are eligible to file for an EAD at the same time. Your EAD packet can be filing along with your AOS packet and mailed together. You will file as category ©(9), "adjustment applicant". (Where to file: mail only - with AOS packet)

Unfortunately, they just take a couple of months... (except #1 of course...)

Bonne chance! :thumbs:

edited for better understanding ...

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Unfortunately the temporary EAD stamp issued at JFK is no longer valid. They changed the rules earlier this year and now require you to have the actual EAD card to be able to work. You can apply for the card, but it costs you $340, and is only valid for the 90-days that your K1 is valid before you apply for your AOS, and usually takes nearly the 90 days to process, before you have to reapply with your AOC anyway, so it's pretty much worthless to apply for.

Sorry, wish there were better news.


Angela & Peter

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K-1 Process (Condensed)

02/01/10: Took atty's bad advice and applied for B2 visa

02/16/10: B2 Visa Interview: DENIED - K1 Required

05/07/10: Atty sent I-129F Petition to Chicago Lockbox

05/31/10: Atty rec'd Petition back due to wrong location

06/01/10: I-129F pkg sent to VSC

06/11/10: NOA1 Rec'd/Touch

09/17/10: INTERVIEW = APPROVED

10/22/10: Marriage in the US

AOS Process

11/13/10: Mailed Packet to CHI Lockbox

11/18/10: NOA1 Rec'd via Text

11/20/10: Soc. Sec. fixed mistake/Processed SSN

11/23/10: Rec'd SSN

11/23/10: Touch

12/09/10: RFE - Supposedly didn't sign I-864 when I KNOW I did. (Copies to prove it.)

12/20/10: Biometrics Appt

12/20/10: RFE Response Rec'd/Processing Resumed

12/27/10: Transferred to CSC

12/29/10: Contacted Senator re: EAD Expedite Request

12/30/10: AOS Touch

12/30/10: EAD & AP Approved (Card Production Ordered)

01/05/11: AOS Touch (Rec'd @ CSC)

01/06/11: AOS Touch/EAD Mailed

01/08/11: EAD & AP Rec'd

01/10/11: AOS Touch

01/14/11: EAD Touch

01/26/11: AOS APPROVED!!

02/02/11: Green Card Received

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Unfortunately the temporary EAD stamp issued at JFK is no longer valid. They changed the rules earlier this year and now require you to have the actual EAD card to be able to work. You can apply for the card, but it costs you $340, and is only valid for the 90-days that your K1 is valid before you apply for your AOS, and usually takes nearly the 90 days to process, before you have to reapply with your AOC anyway, so it's pretty much worthless to apply for.

Sorry, wish there were better news.

According to I-9 form, I must have 1 document from list A or B and one from list C. The first document listed on B is Driver's license or ID card issued by a state. I have a Social Security Card from when I had a J-1 visa. Does this mean if I get a NYS driver's license or ID card I will be permitted to work?

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According to I-9 form, I must have 1 document from list A or B and one from list C. The first document listed on B is Driver's license or ID card issued by a state. I have a Social Security Card from when I had a J-1 visa. Does this mean if I get a NYS driver's license or ID card I will be permitted to work?

NY will NOT issue a DL unless you have a Green-card, EAD card valid for 1 year, or an I-94 card that is valid 1 year, passport with an I-551 stamp (Same as having green-card).

MORE: http://www.nydmv.sta.../forms/id44.pdf

SSN should have notation "Valid with DHS auth only" on it, this tells employers to look for EAD Card, or Green-card.

IF Work is of a priority the better visa would be marry first and get a spouse visa (CR-1)

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Is your J-1 visa still valid? No.

Your current immigration status is such that only a DHS document authorizing you to work (EAD) is acceptable for your I9.

The driver's license and SS card are only for US Citizens. You aren't a citizen, and therefore have to use your EAD or green card as your proof.


Angela & Peter

usa.gift4527.gifuk.gif

K-1 Process (Condensed)

02/01/10: Took atty's bad advice and applied for B2 visa

02/16/10: B2 Visa Interview: DENIED - K1 Required

05/07/10: Atty sent I-129F Petition to Chicago Lockbox

05/31/10: Atty rec'd Petition back due to wrong location

06/01/10: I-129F pkg sent to VSC

06/11/10: NOA1 Rec'd/Touch

09/17/10: INTERVIEW = APPROVED

10/22/10: Marriage in the US

AOS Process

11/13/10: Mailed Packet to CHI Lockbox

11/18/10: NOA1 Rec'd via Text

11/20/10: Soc. Sec. fixed mistake/Processed SSN

11/23/10: Rec'd SSN

11/23/10: Touch

12/09/10: RFE - Supposedly didn't sign I-864 when I KNOW I did. (Copies to prove it.)

12/20/10: Biometrics Appt

12/20/10: RFE Response Rec'd/Processing Resumed

12/27/10: Transferred to CSC

12/29/10: Contacted Senator re: EAD Expedite Request

12/30/10: AOS Touch

12/30/10: EAD & AP Approved (Card Production Ordered)

01/05/11: AOS Touch (Rec'd @ CSC)

01/06/11: AOS Touch/EAD Mailed

01/08/11: EAD & AP Rec'd

01/10/11: AOS Touch

01/14/11: EAD Touch

01/26/11: AOS APPROVED!!

02/02/11: Green Card Received

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Is your J-1 visa still valid? No.

Your current immigration status is such that only a DHS document authorizing you to work (EAD) is acceptable for your I9.

The driver's license and SS card are only for US Citizens. You aren't a citizen, and therefore have to use your EAD or green card as your proof.

Thank you for the information. I thought that it was the case, I just wanted to make sure. We applied for Adjustment of Status two days ago, which means I have to wait for 3 months to get my EAD...

I almost got a bookkeeping job =(

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