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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Just got the good news that my Canadian EI claim was finally accepted ... I think it has been about 8 weeks since I sent in the paperwork and 10 weeks since my last day at work ...

I was surprised when I was outside doing some yard work my cell rang at it was Canadian EI wanting to confirm a few things like when we got married and when I applied for my work authorization ect ...

She also explained that there is 6 weeks that I will not get my claim for because of the 3 weeks serverence pay and one week holiday pay that I received from my employer and that there is a normal 2 weeks that EI will wait before a claim starts ...

So basically she said that I get benefits from the first week of September through till my K-1 Visa expires in December ... and that I am to send them a copy of my EAD or greencard when I receive it so that I can get benefits past December 9 (which is the day my K-1 Visa expires) ...

I have a second interview this Friday with a company and it sounds like it is pretty much a done deal ... So basically I won't need benefits much after the date I recieve my EAD or AOS as this new potential employer already knows my situation and I would be starting pretty much right after I get my documents (within a week or 2) ...


K-1 VISA
08-05-06 - Married in Sycamore IL


AOS / EAD
08-24-06 - AOS/EAD mail to Chicago (Day 1)

11-06-06 - GC & Welcome Letter arrive in Mail (Day 75)

I-751
09-23-08 - Sent Package via USPS (Day 1)
01-02-09 - Received GC in mail (with wrong Resident Since date) (Day 101)

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Canada
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am i ever glad i saw your posting i never even thought of ei benefits. i guess i have to wait a bit till i know when i'll leave my job here. i'm also in winnipeg, i'll have to wait for my holiday pay etc,its hard to think about leaving a job you love after nearly 20 years .in june it will be 20 years with the winnipeg regional health authority.


wedding 2006-06-03

i130

2006-06-24.......mailed

06-07-18.......noa1

09-19.......touched[li

09-20.......rfe sent

09-25.......rfe mailed back

10-02.......rfe email received uscis

10-03.......touched

12-12.......APPROVED

i129f

06-08-21......mailed

06-08-29.....noa1

06-09-02....touched

06-09-09....touched

06-10-20...touched ...sent to csc

06-10-27...touched

06-11-15...APPROVED 07-03-08 interview and visa approved

  1. EAD.... sent may 13
  2. biometrics.....june 13
  3. ead transfer to csc.....july 13

4. EAD card in production

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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have you gotten your ead approved because i was told i was ineligible until I receive it.

Nope I don't have my EAD approved yet ... The lady that I talked to at EI understands that the K-1 Visa allows us to work in the US ... They probably don't know that it is almost impossible for a company to hire us because we don't have proof that we are allowed to work even though we are allowed to ...

I think there is a bit of a misunderstanding with Canadian EI in regards to the K-1 visa ...

Have you started your claim yet ?? if so I would get it revisited as I think the person you talked to was misinformed ... I have the 1-800 number for the out of country claim centre if you need it ...

am i ever glad i saw your posting i never even thought of ei benefits. i guess i have to wait a bit till i know when i'll leave my job here. i'm also in winnipeg, i'll have to wait for my holiday pay etc,its hard to think about leaving a job you love after nearly 20 years .in june it will be 20 years with the winnipeg regional health authority.

Ya I was at my company back in Canada for 16 + years ... This is actually the first time in my life that I have applied for EI ... I figure all of those years paying into it I should get something out of it :)


K-1 VISA
08-05-06 - Married in Sycamore IL


AOS / EAD
08-24-06 - AOS/EAD mail to Chicago (Day 1)

11-06-06 - GC & Welcome Letter arrive in Mail (Day 75)

I-751
09-23-08 - Sent Package via USPS (Day 1)
01-02-09 - Received GC in mail (with wrong Resident Since date) (Day 101)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Buttons, you're a K3. K3s need an EAD/GC for EI benefits. K1s don't need to submit that until the Visa expires.


2005

Sept 10 I-129F sent to TSC

2006

Interview - February 13th APPROVED! day 152

April 6 - wedding date day 204

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

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

2008

June 30 - I-751 mailed total days 1025

2009

March 9 - Removal of Conditions approved! total days 1277

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Damn that's riduculous !!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well, stilling waiting for EAD !!!!! Come on Let's get them going. I just want to work, don't really care about the EI but in the chance I need it, it is nice to know it's there.


Feb. 15/ 07 --- GC approved

Nov. 17/09 -- I-751 sent (Day 1)

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