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Hi,

I recieved an offer form a company in another state while I am still waiting for my ROC approval. I have the extension letter, I filed in April and my application is being processed in vermont.

Should I accept the offer? Is there any fear because I have only the extension letter? Should I email the new employer and explain the issue before arriving or that might cause unecessary fear? I have my dirver liscence to next year.

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You are already a permanent resident. You are just in removal of conditions. Just let them know that. I think you can and should accept the offer.


Adjustment of Status from H-1B, Family-Based
07/26/2012 - 10/18/2012: 85 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Removal of Conditions
07/22/2014 - 11/14/2014: 116 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Naturalization
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So you think I should inform them before arriving to the job? Or it is something normal and when I arrive to the new employer I just only give them the information needed

That is correct!

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Take the job! Congratz :)

I'm with akihon, no need to inform them prior to arrival of your ROC. You are a permanent resident already and the extension letter + green card is all you need to prove it.


Day 0 - 2 May 2012 Mailed AOS package overnight delivery
Day 139 - 17 September 2012 Interview & APPROVED on the Spot!! :)
Day 145 - 23 September 2012 Received Green Card!

ROC - Eligible June 19 2014

Day 0 - 18 June 2014 Mailed ROC package via 2 day priority

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Better yet, just show them your social security card (without the "valid only with DHS authorisation" on it) plus your drivers license when you fill out the I-9 form the day you start work, that way you don't even need to show them your green card and extension letter. They cannot demand to see the green card. That way you don't even need to bother explaining your extension letter and pending 10-year card. You are a permanent resident, with the right to live and work in the US, and you don't have to explain anything.

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Better yet, just show them your social security card (without the "valid only with DHS authorisation" on it) plus your drivers license when you fill out the I-9 form the day you start work, that way you don't even need to show them your green card and extension letter. They cannot demand to see the green card. That way you don't even need to bother explaining your extension letter and pending 10-year card. You are a permanent resident, with the right to live and work in the US, and you don't have to explain anything.

Excellent advice. All permanent residents should do this, regardless of whether they have a 2-year card, extension letter or 10-year card. Less hassle and no chance for the employer to get confused or discriminate.


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Removal of conditions, Aug - Nov 2014

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Excellent advice. All permanent residents should do this, regardless of whether they have a 2-year card, extension letter or 10-year card. Less hassle and no chance for the employer to get confused or discriminate.

Which is why, for people transitioning from the EAD or work visa to the green card, as soon as the green card is received it's important to go to the social security office and get a new SS card without the "valid for work only with DHS authorisation" annotation.

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Better yet, just show them your social security card (without the "valid only with DHS authorisation" on it) plus your drivers license when you fill out the I-9 form the day you start work, that way you don't even need to show them your green card and extension letter. They cannot demand to see the green card. That way you don't even need to bother explaining your extension letter and pending 10-year card. You are a permanent resident, with the right to live and work in the US, and you don't have to explain anything.

Excellent advice. All permanent residents should do this, regardless of whether they have a 2-year card, extension letter or 10-year card. Less hassle and no chance for the employer to get confused or discriminate.

Which is why, for people transitioning from the EAD or work visa to the green card, as soon as the green card is received it's important to go to the social security office and get a new SS card without the "valid for work only with DHS authorisation" annotation.

I don't recommend doing that. You are basically suggesting that the OP imply to the new employer that s/he is a US citizen, which is illegal and a deportation-worthy offense.

Most employers will ask to see the card. My employer asked to see it after I told Legal that I am now a permanent resident. I expect OP's new employer to do the same. They cannot simply enter you into their system on a driver's license and your SSN as if you are a US citizen, and if they are going to do so, it is on OP to make sure that does not happen.

OP, I recommend you say to your employer or HR whether they ask or not that you are a legal permanent resident in removal of conditions. Keep a soft copy of your documents to send via email if needed. I had to send my new conditional card overnight to another state for HR to verify my status.

2 year, 10 year or even citizenship, you *HAVE* to notify your employer of your immigration status.

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Adjustment of Status from H-1B, Family-Based
07/26/2012 - 10/18/2012: 85 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Removal of Conditions
07/22/2014 - 11/14/2014: 116 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Naturalization
02/03/2016 - 05/31/2016 : 119 Days from Application Received to Oath Ceremony.

I am a United States citizen!

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They'll know situation any way, because drivers license is also with condition "TEMP IMMGR STATUS" at least NJ license.


ROC VSC mailed 5/7/14

NOA1 5/9

Check cashed 5/14

Biometrics current

RFE dated 12/18

RFE mailed 1/20

Approved 2/2 ! ( letter came from the local office)

Card received 2/17/15 !!!!

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I don't recommend doing that. You are basically suggesting that the OP imply to the new employer that s/he is a US citizen, which is illegal and a deportation-worthy offense.

Most employers will ask to see the card. My employer asked to see it after I told Legal that I am now a permanent resident. I expect OP's new employer to do the same. They cannot simply enter you into their system on a driver's license and your SSN as if you are a US citizen, and if they are going to do so, it is on OP to make sure that does not happen.

OP, I recommend you say to your employer or HR whether they ask or not that you are a legal permanent resident in removal of conditions. Keep a soft copy of your documents to send via email if needed. I had to send my new conditional card overnight to another state for HR to verify my status.

2 year, 10 year or even citizenship, you *HAVE* to notify your employer of your immigration status.

This is 100% wrong. Please read the I-9 form. In particular read the "anti-discrimination notice" at the top of the form, and the "list of acceptable documents" at the end.

Employers CANNOT demand to see your green card. You can choose which documents from list A, B and C on the I-9 form. You can show them 1 document from list A (such as a green card or US passport), OR 1 from list B (such as a drivers license) and 1 from list C (such as the SS card without the restriction on it).

Showing your SSN and your drivers license to an employer is not claiming to be a US citizen.

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Go ahead and accept the offer out of state!

My husband and I recently went through the same exact thing. Matter of fact, he accepted the offer just as his green card (2yr) was expiring. However, as someone mentioned earlier, he wasn't required to show his green card for the position. He showed them his valid, out of state, drivers license and his social security card (without any exceptions). Most importantly, he put on the I-9 that he was a legal permanent resident (this is your current status). This allows the employer to ask about your immigration status if they are concerned, but does not raise unnecessary concern.

If the employer should ask about your immigration status, I would suggest you show them the card and extension. However, I wouldn't put myself into that situation when it is not necessary. FYI - My husband accepted the position and is still working with ROC now pending. His employer never asked for GC or inquired about immigration status, but they are well aware he is not a US Citizen.

Good luck with the position!


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