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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Good morning VJ,

My wife's CR-1 visa is approved. And now we're thinking of finding a job for her to pay back to Uncle Sam.

Since it's a CR-1 visa (which will grant her a 2-year conditional permanent resident status), will she need to file USCIS I-765 Application for Employment Authorization before she could work full time?

Any help would greatly appreciated.

Thank you all.


reg.ula.tion.me.ooow.2011 // tomcat.fight

to do list:
file i-130, petition for alien relative
get immigrant visa
get ssn card and green card
get employment authorization - not required
file I-751, petition to remove the conditions of residence (before 2nd year expires upon entry)
become a US citizen


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Good morning VJ,

My wife's CR-1 visa is approved. And now we're thinking of finding a job for her to pay back to Uncle Sam.

Since it's a CR-1 visa (which will grant her a 2-year conditional permanent resident status), will she need to file USCIS I-765 Application for Employment Authorization before she could work full time?

Any help would greatly appreciated.

Thank you all.

Doing research right now would be a good idea. The 765 has nothing to do with CR-1 visa holders at all.

She gets a green card on entry to the USA.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Chile
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Good morning VJ,

My wife's CR-1 visa is approved. And now we're thinking of finding a job for her to pay back to Uncle Sam.

Since it's a CR-1 visa (which will grant her a 2-year conditional permanent resident status), will she need to file USCIS I-765 Application for Employment Authorization before she could work full time?

Any help would greatly appreciated.

Thank you all.

She will not need to file for employment authorization. On the DS-230 was the box for requesting a Social Security number checked? If so one should be issued a few weeks after point of entry. Otherwise you can go to your local social security office and request a SSN once she arrives in the US.


06/10/11 - Married

USCIS: (224 days)

07/22/11 - Mailed I-130 petitions for wife and step-daughter

07/28/11 - NOA1 for both

02/21/12 - RFE for both (received hardcopy on 2/25)

02/28/12 - Responded to RFE for both(received by CSC on 2/29)

03/02/12 - NOA2 for both(received hardcopy on 3/8)

NVC: (37 days)

03/12/12 - NVC Received both

03/21/12 - NVC case number and IIN received for both & Emailed Choice of Agent for both

03/23/12 - AOS bill invoiced & paid for both

03/26/12 - AOS bill shows paid & AOS Packets mailed for both

03/27/12 - Choice of Agent accepted for wife (sent another for step-daughter via email and express mail)

03/28/12 - Choice of Agent accepted for step-daughter & IV bill invoiced & paid for wife

03/29/12 - IV bill shows paid for wife & IV bill invoiced & paid for step-daughter

03/30/12 - IV bill shows paid for step-daughter & IV Packets mailed for both

04/04/12 - IV Packets reviewed. Checklist issued for Divorce Decree for my wife. Step-daughter's was accepted and her case closed

04/10/12 - Divorce Decree accepted after supervisor review & wife's case closed

04/16/12 - Expedite requested for both cases due to NVC error

04/18/12 - Expedite request approved for both cases and sent to Santiago Embassy

Embassy: (15 days)

04/24/12 - Embassy received both cases from NVC

04/25/12 - Wife went to Embassy for document review. Interview date assigned for both cases.

04/26/12 - Medical Exam for both. Result - approved.

05/07/12 - Interview date for both. Result - approved!

05/09/12 - Received both Visas

05/16/12 - POE Atlanta

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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will she need to file USCIS I-765 Application for Employment Authorization before she could work full time?

No


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Good morning VJ,My wife's CR-1 visa is approved. And now we're thinking of finding a job for her to pay back to Uncle Sam.Since it's a CR-1 visa (which will grant her a 2-year conditional permanent resident status), will she need to file USCIS I-765 Application for Employment Authorization before she could work full time?Any help would greatly appreciated. Thank you all.

Not at all.

The I-765 is only for beneficiaries adjusting their status to LPR status.

With the 2 yea conditional green card, she already is an LPR, and can work, travel, go to school etc. as she pleases. No restrictions unless US citizenship is required for the job. Other than the removal of conditions in 2 years, you are now done with immigration. Congrats!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Good morning VJ,

My wife's CR-1 visa is approved. And now we're thinking of finding a job for her to pay back to Uncle Sam.

Since it's a CR-1 visa (which will grant her a 2-year conditional permanent resident status), will she need to file USCIS I-765 Application for Employment Authorization before she could work full time?

Any help would greatly appreciated.

Thank you all.

ConGraTuLaTions on the approval :):dance::star:


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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Filed: Country: Vietnam (no flag)
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Good morning VJ,

My wife's CR-1 visa is approved. And now we're thinking of finding a job for her to pay back to Uncle Sam.

Since it's a CR-1 visa (which will grant her a 2-year conditional permanent resident status), will she need to file USCIS I-765 Application for Employment Authorization before she could work full time?

Any help would greatly appreciated.

Thank you all.

No. Your wife does not need to file for an EAD.

Once your wife enters the US on her CR-1 visa, her visa becomes a temporary conditional green card (I-551). She will get the plastic I-551 (green card) a few week after that. The I-551 is her employment authorization.

All your wife needs to be legally employed are her green card and her social security card.

Even if your wife checked to request a SSN on the DS-230, she should go and apply at the local SSA. Vietnamese have a very limited pool of names; there are only about a dozen last names that covers 90% of the population. My Vietnamese name brings up another 12 guys in Southern California alone. The SSA will not issue a new number if they find similar names in their database.

My brother and his family requested SSN on their DS-230s. The SSA would not issue them SSN until we went into the local SSA office and prove that we weren't people who already had numbers who were fraudulently seeking additional numbers.

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Congratulations!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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congrats on the approval!


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Employment authorization required?

No. however, to legally work in the USA, she needs an SSN. Study the I-9 form, todayish.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Thank you all for the answers.


reg.ula.tion.me.ooow.2011 // tomcat.fight

to do list:
file i-130, petition for alien relative
get immigrant visa
get ssn card and green card
get employment authorization - not required
file I-751, petition to remove the conditions of residence (before 2nd year expires upon entry)
become a US citizen


Thank you Visajourney!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Congratulations, get our social security card and then drivers license.


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