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Just received an email saying my ead card has been shipped and I'm nervous. I'm not sure what happens next. Will I be able to travel within the U.S.? And what steps should I take upon receiving my card? Does this mean I'll have my adjustment of status approved? I haven't gotten an interview date yet either. I applied for I-485, I-765 and I-130 on March 11th and my interview has been ready to schedule since April 20th

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There are no additional steps to take once you receive your EAD/AP combo card. You are now able to work and travel until you get your GC. If your combo card expires before you receive your GC you can apply for an extension.

This does not mean that you have an approved AOS, forms I-130 and I-765 are nothing to do with your AOS application.

Good Luck for your up coming interview.



K1-K2 VISA
FEBRUARY 2015 APPLIED FOR I-129F K1-K2
RECIEVED NOA1
AUGUST 2015 RECIEVED NOA2
SEPTEMBER 2015 SENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
RECIEVED SYDNEY CASE NUMBER
CASE SENT TO THE SYDNEY EMBASSY
SEPTEMBER 2015 COMPLETED DS-160 K1-K2
OCTOBER 2015 MEDICAL COMPLETED
INTERVIEW - APPROVED
VISA ISSUED

DECEMBER 2015 ARRIVED INTO THE USA POA DALLAS TX 26TH DECEMBER
JANUARY 2016 MARRIED 29TH JANUARY
FEBRUARY 2016 SSN CARD RECIEVED

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS
MARCH 2016 SENT AOS PACKAGE K1-K2 21ST MARCH                                                       JUNE 2016 RECIEVED GREEN CARD K1-K2 11TH JUNE
ARRIVED AT THE CHICAGO LOCKBAG FACILITY 23RD MARCH

APRIL 2016 RECIEVED NOA 1 FOR AOS/EAD/AP 5TH APRIL
RECIEVED BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENTS 30TH APRIL
MAY 2016 BIOMETRICS TAKEN 10TH MAY

AP/EAD APPROVED K1 13TH MAY

COMBO CARD ARRIVED 21ST MAY

JUNE 2016 APPROVED AOS (NO INTERVIEW) K1-K2 3RD JUNE

 

 

 











 

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There are no additional steps to take once you receive your EAD/AP combo card. You are now able to work and travel until you get your GC. If your combo card expires before you receive your GC you can apply for an extension.

This does not mean that you have an approved AOS, forms I-131 and I-765 are nothing to do with your AOS application.

Good Luck for your up coming interview.

Corrected the bolded. Form I-130 DOES have a lot to do with the AOS, but the I-131 isn't required.


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Thank you so much! By other steps I meant like an id or passport and ssn. Does that come with the card or do I have to go anywhere specific to apply?

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Just received an email saying my ead card has been shipped and I'm nervous. I'm not sure what happens next.

Will I be able to travel within the U.S.?

And what steps should I take upon receiving my card?

Does this mean I'll have my adjustment of status approved?

I haven't gotten an interview date yet either. I applied for I-485, I-765 and I-130 on March 11th and my interview has been ready to schedule since April 20th

1) You always could travel within the USA. Now you can travel outside of it as long as you applied with the I-131 as well as the I-765 with your AOS

2) Nothing... you can look for a job if you have an SSN

3) no it does not mean your AOS will be approved. It means your work and/or travel has been approved

4) they will schedule an interview - you can call to see what's up or make an infopass


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Corrected the bolded. Form I-130 DOES have a lot to do with the AOS, but the I-131 isn't required.

Oops thank you for that..



K1-K2 VISA
FEBRUARY 2015 APPLIED FOR I-129F K1-K2
RECIEVED NOA1
AUGUST 2015 RECIEVED NOA2
SEPTEMBER 2015 SENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
RECIEVED SYDNEY CASE NUMBER
CASE SENT TO THE SYDNEY EMBASSY
SEPTEMBER 2015 COMPLETED DS-160 K1-K2
OCTOBER 2015 MEDICAL COMPLETED
INTERVIEW - APPROVED
VISA ISSUED

DECEMBER 2015 ARRIVED INTO THE USA POA DALLAS TX 26TH DECEMBER
JANUARY 2016 MARRIED 29TH JANUARY
FEBRUARY 2016 SSN CARD RECIEVED

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS
MARCH 2016 SENT AOS PACKAGE K1-K2 21ST MARCH                                                       JUNE 2016 RECIEVED GREEN CARD K1-K2 11TH JUNE
ARRIVED AT THE CHICAGO LOCKBAG FACILITY 23RD MARCH

APRIL 2016 RECIEVED NOA 1 FOR AOS/EAD/AP 5TH APRIL
RECIEVED BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENTS 30TH APRIL
MAY 2016 BIOMETRICS TAKEN 10TH MAY

AP/EAD APPROVED K1 13TH MAY

COMBO CARD ARRIVED 21ST MAY

JUNE 2016 APPROVED AOS (NO INTERVIEW) K1-K2 3RD JUNE

 

 

 











 

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Thank you so much! By other steps I meant like an id or passport and ssn. Does that come with the card or do I have to go anywhere specific to apply?

You get those separately. Apply for SSN at the Social Security Administration (not sure if you need EAD for that, I applied way back when I was on F-1, so maybe not) and for the ID or drivers license - at the DMV (after you get the EAD).

EAD doesn't have anything to do with domestic travel and doesn't really have any other use other than confirming your eligibility to work, as other folks mentioned above. You can travel within the US on your passport and then on your ID when you get it.

And you'll need SSN asap, as you'll need it for employment.

Congrats and wait patiently for your interview - it could be few more months.


AOS

04/29/2016 - priority date

05/31/2016 - biometrics appointment

06/08/2016 - case ready to be scheduled for interview (I-485)

08/04/2016 - EAD in hand

01/04/2017 - Case status update - Interview scheduled for 02-08-2017

02/08/2017 - Interview - Case held for review - Later same day status update "Card is being produced"

02/16/2017 - GC in hand!

ROC

11/15/2018 - packet signed for

11/20/2018 - check cashed

11/30/2018 - biometrics notice date

12/10/2018 - biometrics notice received

12/17/2018 - biometrics appt

02/01/2019  I551 stamp (no NOA1 received)

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You get those separately. Apply for SSN at the Social Security Administration (not sure if you need EAD for that, I applied way back when I was on F-1, so maybe not) and for the ID or drivers license - at the DMV (after you get the EAD).

EAD doesn't have anything to do with domestic travel and doesn't really have any other use other than confirming your eligibility to work, as other folks mentioned above. You can travel within the US on your passport and then on your ID when you get it.

And you'll need SSN asap, as you'll need it for employment.

Congrats and wait patiently for your interview - it could be few more months.

Thank you!

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