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K-1 and the EAD??

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I came to USA through Canada. I have a valid K-1 visa with the valid I-94.

I married and applied for a social security card thinking that I could get a job while I file the form I-485.

True?? Not true?? I have read many posts on this site,,and not much clear answers. Please don't ridicule me

for asking as this is what this site is for (asking and getting help).

I think I have to concurrently file form I-765 at the same time as I file my form I-485,,,correct?? And, then wait

for my EAD card?? Correct??

Please advise...

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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A K-1 visa entry does not legally permit you to work. You must apply to adjust status after you marry and also for work authorization and wait until your work authorization is approved.

It stinks, but we all have to put up with it.


K-1 Timeline

05/14/08 Engaged on my last day while visiting Bremen

07/03 Mailed 129f package

07/24 NOA1

12/05 NOA2

12/27 Packet 3 received

01/19/09 Medical in Hamburg

03/24 Successful interview at Frankfurt

03/31 Visa received

07/09 POE Salt Lake City

AOS/EAD/AP Timeline

08/22/09 Mailed package

08/28 NOA1

10/28 Biometrics completed; EAD card production ordered

11/07 EAD arrived

12/14 Successful AOS interview in Seattle

12/28/09 Greencard arrived

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Just wanted to add that you might as well apply for advance parole (I-131) along with your EAD(employment authorization document) and AOS (I-485). The fees are waived for both when filed with the I-485. Never know how long the AOS will take and if something comes up that you need to leave the US while your waiting you'll be able to. The EAD and AP usually take roughly the same amount of time to be approved.


K-1 Journey

04/30/2009 - I-129F sent to VSC

03/30/2010 - Interview @ MTL APPROVED!

04/13/2010 - POE @ Pearson International

05/23/2010 - WEDDING

AOS Journey

07/20/2010 - AOS/AP/EAD Sent

07/21/2010 - package received at Chicago

07/28/2010 - check cashed

07/30/2010 - received NOA1 in mail

08/01/2010 - received biometrics letter

08/20/2010 - walk in biometrics completed

08/23/2010 - finally entered into USCIS online -AP's touched on Aug11 and EAD and AOS touched on Aug20 08/30/2010 - AOS/EAD touched

09/09/2010 - AP approved (email notice)

09/13/2010 - Received email that EAD was approved on Sept 10

10/04/2010 - Received interview letter in Mail

11/09/2010 - Interview-APPROVED! 112 days

11/09/2010 - Card Production 11/22/2010 - Green Card received

ROC Journey

08/11/2012 - Eligible to file for ROC10/11/2012 - sent in I-751 (late)10/16/2012 - received NOA 11/20/2012 - biometrics

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Panama
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I came to USA through Canada. I have a valid K-1 visa with the valid I-94.

I married and applied for a social security card thinking that I could get a job while I file the form I-485.

True?? Not true?? I have read many posts on this site,,and not much clear answers. Please don't ridicule me

for asking as this is what this site is for (asking and getting help).

I think I have to concurrently file form I-765 at the same time as I file my form I-485,,,correct?? And, then wait

for my EAD card?? Correct??

Please advise...

A very good question! My husband just applied for his ss# today and I was wondering the very same thing.


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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A very good question! My husband just applied for his ss# today and I was wondering the very same thing.

If you read the rest of the thread you know the answer is basically NO. You could apply and pay for one that would die with the I94 and may not arrive . You have to file AOS and you can ask for an EAD which usually arrives about 65 days after the request is received.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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