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My fiance is coming from mexico on a k1 visa and he is worried about how long it will take for him to get approved to work. We are planning to get married right away and file the paperwork for him to work right away, but my lawyer told us it would take up to 90 days for him to be allowed to work. This is understandable, however I was just wondering if it really takes the full 90 days. I live in Columbus Ohio if that makes a difference in your answers. Thanks


10/20/2011 - Submitted I-129f to CSC

10/22/2011 - CSC Received our packet

10/24/2011 - NOA1

10/28/2011 - Touched

2/23/2012 - 2/28/2012 Trip to Mexico

2/27/2012 - NOA2

3/5/2012 - NVC received our packet

3/6/2012 - NVC forwarded packet to consulate

3/8/2012 - Received by consulate

3/23/2012 - Packet sent by consulate

4/16/2012 - Medical and Finger printing scheduled

4/17/2012 - Interview

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Check out the EAD processing times:

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/eadstats.php?cfl=$cfl

Evan after he gets the approval he will have to wait 1-2 weeks until he receives the card before he can work

60-90 days after you submit the paperwork is a good estimate.

It doesn't matter much where you live, apart from the time it takes for the biometrics appointment.

Make sue he gets a social security card as soon as he can after he arrives (about 2 weeks after arrival), otherwise he will have to wait 2 weeks after he gets his EAD card, which will add more time to his waiting period before he can work.

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To give an example of the current time frame, my wife arrived last September 8th and we were married October 15th. On the 22nd of November we sent in the AOS, AED and AP. Just today we received the notice the Employment Authorization and Advanced Parole is in card production. I guess we have up to two weeks waiting to get the cards now. This is over the 60 days, but under the 90. Ours has been a little slow compared to many others we're tracked, but our biometrics appointment letter wasn't sent until we waited the 30 days after the NOA date, and called them up about no appointment letter.


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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We still have a while..... our NOA1 was October 24th. I am hoping to have him here by his birthday (May 13th) but nothing is guaranteed obviously. I have so much respect for everyone in the visa community, because the waiting game is truly trying.


10/20/2011 - Submitted I-129f to CSC

10/22/2011 - CSC Received our packet

10/24/2011 - NOA1

10/28/2011 - Touched

2/23/2012 - 2/28/2012 Trip to Mexico

2/27/2012 - NOA2

3/5/2012 - NVC received our packet

3/6/2012 - NVC forwarded packet to consulate

3/8/2012 - Received by consulate

3/23/2012 - Packet sent by consulate

4/16/2012 - Medical and Finger printing scheduled

4/17/2012 - Interview

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