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What happens if you work while waiting for your EAD? What is the timeline for Chicago Lockbox EAD processing?

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 Hi Guys
I want to know that
What happens if you work while waiting for your EAD?
Actually I am working for a fast food from last week and they gave me Check, I am just wondering Do I cash it? or Do I quit the job and wait for EAD?

and 2nd question is
What is the timeline for Chicago Lockbox for EAD processing 
Case submitted 07 NOV, 2016
NOA 22 DEC, 2016
Request for Initial evidence  14 DEC, 2016
Evidence Submitted 27 DEC, 2016
USICS acknowledged REF recieved 02 JAN, 2017
Biometric  05 JAN, 2017
EAD ??

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If you haven't received your EAD card you cannot work. What you are doing is illegal and if you are caught, it can land you in some serious trouble. My suggestion is that you quit your job immediately and wait to receive your EAD card. It takes about 90 days (not including days lost due to RFE) for you to receive work authorization.

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Did you file I-485 ..if so you can apply for work but need permission to work, borderline problem and if you have ITIN number maybe you are ok.

 

Please read:

 

https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/employment-authorization-document

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/individual-taxpayer-identification-number-itin

 

Working cash / under table - could be a problem.

Edited by Patient

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So you applied for a work authorization, correct? But you started working without your work authorization, correct? So sum this up together and repeat what you just asked yourself. What you are doing it against rules and you could face some serious trouble if they find out.

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You're not the first and certainly not the last who works without an EAD. After how far you've come in the process, don't jinx your luck being in America or your petitions. I know how it feels, I also am still waiting for a decision after my RFE. Bite the bullet.



 

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I9 could be interesting.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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You can call in an expedite with a written job offer. You can not work until EAD in hand. 


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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2 hours ago, Dutchster said:

Secondly, since you received a request for initial evidence - your clock for ead gets restarted according to the official website. However, it's quite a grey area when it comes to this. Some get delayed, some don't and some restart.

 

Nope, it does not resets. 






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Out of curiosity, why start working if you knew you need permission to work?  Isn't that what EAD is for in the first place? 


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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3 hours ago, Patient said:

Did you file I-485 ..if so you can apply for work but need permission to work, borderline problem and if you have ITIN number maybe you are ok.

 

Please read:

 

https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/employment-authorization-document

 

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/individual-taxpayer-identification-number-itin

 

Working cash / under table - could be a problem.

An ITIN does not come with work authorization, so it's not okay.  

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52 minutes ago, Unidentified said:

 

Nope, it does not resets. 

According to the USCIS website it does. https://www.uscis.gov/forms/tip-sheet-employment-authorization-applications-pending-more-75-days

 

But it could that it doesn't happen anymore

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Just now, Unidentified said:

According to personal experience of me and others on VJ it does not. 

Thats why i said that according to the website it gets reset but it's quite a grey area. It doesn't really seem to happen anymore but who trusts the uscis. 



 

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