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Hi China Portal friends,

Ying had her AOS approved and received her two year green card in the mail in July (came while she was in China for her son's K2 interveiw -he followed 10 months later). An interesting thing is that she never had to interview for the I-485 approval - we were waiting for an interview appointment letter, but she got her approval notice "Welcome to the United States of America" letter, and her green card came about a week later. Her son, Zongyang, had his K2 interview on July 10th at the Guangzhou consulate, everything went smoothly, he was approved and received his K2 Visa within 10 days of the interview. We are all together now. Due to high prices for tickets direct from HK to Chicago, they flew through Toronto Canada, and went through the US Customs at the Toronto Airport. The Customs officials there were much nicer and easier than the one at Chicago that Ying had to deal with a year ago. Zongyang (Yangyang) started school this week. Now I need to start his AOS packet.

Question - I was going to go to the local SSA office to apply for a SSN for Yangyang. But under AOS advice for k2, VJ says SSA will ask for the employment authorization document. I'm a little confused, does this mean I should hold off on getting him a SSN until he gets that document? He is 15. Would I even apply for employment authorization along with his I-485 at that age?

Thanks so much!


event.pngJoanna (Ying) is from Zhu Hai, China
Met online June 2011,
First visit August 2011 for two weeks,
Second visit November 2011 for one week,
Sent I-129F in Dec 2011,
12-22-2011 - NOA1 Received
Third visit April 2012 for two weeks (met all her family! Lots of "Ganbei!!!" (cheers) with her brothers with 100 proof - whew!))
05-09-2012 - NOA2 Received
05-09-2012 - ???? - CSC accidentally sends approved NOA2 to a storage facility, then has to retrieve it - Auuggghh!!
07-02-2012 - NVC Received
07-26-2012 - Packet 3 returned
07-27-2012 - Packet 3 received (yes- one day after she already sent it in- mini short-cut)
08-09-2012 - Packet 4 e-mail received
09-04-2012 - Interview
09-19-2012 - Received Visa
09-28-2012 - Ying's POE date (Chicago O'Hare)
10-27-2012 - Married!!!
11-20-2012 - AOS forms sent to USCIS

12-26-2012 - Biometrics Appointment

02-10-2013 - Ying gets I-512 Combo work authorization and travel authorization advanced parole card

06-23-2013 - Ying returns to China to assist with completing son's K2 Visa

07-10-2013 - Ying's son, Zongyang, passes K2 Visa interview in Guangzhou

07-29-2013 - Ying's I-485 AOS is approved

08-03-2013 - Ying's 2 year green card arrives in mail (she's still in China with son)

08-08-2013 - Ying and Zongyang enter US, HK to Toronto to O'Hare

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ya, K-2 visa holders not qualify for SSN until either EAD or greencard in hand, whichever hits first.

as to 'EAD filing with I-485' - I say - ABSOLUTELY ! do it ! it's free, filing fee waved when sent in with the I-485.

Edited by Darnell

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Thanks Darnell. I will wait on getting the SSN, and go ahead and also file for the EAD with the I-485. What a beautiful young lady there, BTW!


event.pngJoanna (Ying) is from Zhu Hai, China
Met online June 2011,
First visit August 2011 for two weeks,
Second visit November 2011 for one week,
Sent I-129F in Dec 2011,
12-22-2011 - NOA1 Received
Third visit April 2012 for two weeks (met all her family! Lots of "Ganbei!!!" (cheers) with her brothers with 100 proof - whew!))
05-09-2012 - NOA2 Received
05-09-2012 - ???? - CSC accidentally sends approved NOA2 to a storage facility, then has to retrieve it - Auuggghh!!
07-02-2012 - NVC Received
07-26-2012 - Packet 3 returned
07-27-2012 - Packet 3 received (yes- one day after she already sent it in- mini short-cut)
08-09-2012 - Packet 4 e-mail received
09-04-2012 - Interview
09-19-2012 - Received Visa
09-28-2012 - Ying's POE date (Chicago O'Hare)
10-27-2012 - Married!!!
11-20-2012 - AOS forms sent to USCIS

12-26-2012 - Biometrics Appointment

02-10-2013 - Ying gets I-512 Combo work authorization and travel authorization advanced parole card

06-23-2013 - Ying returns to China to assist with completing son's K2 Visa

07-10-2013 - Ying's son, Zongyang, passes K2 Visa interview in Guangzhou

07-29-2013 - Ying's I-485 AOS is approved

08-03-2013 - Ying's 2 year green card arrives in mail (she's still in China with son)

08-08-2013 - Ying and Zongyang enter US, HK to Toronto to O'Hare

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