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Hi guys,

I have had my greencard aka permanent resident card for over 10 years now.

   I filled many job applications online with large retailers...

I'm having an interview, and I'm pretty sure they are going to hire me if I pass.

   They asked me to bring my SS card and one form of ID with picture, which will be my drivers license or my state ID.  

 

But I was wondering, what proof that shows we are allowed to work here do we provide?

Would that be the green card itself? I"m guessing that is... I'm hoping is just that. Please say that is the standard.

 

I'm praying there won't be any more immigration forms to fill out in order to get some sort of paperwork.

 

 

Thank you.

 

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....Really.

Your green card means you're a legal resident. Being a legal resident means that you can work legally. If you want some kind of "proof" then  your green card id is your proof.

 

Besides, employers do their own check via e-verify.

 

You had your green card for over 10 years now but you are just now applying for your first job?


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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Yes, a green card is proof of your work authorization.

 

http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/what-green-card-get-you.html


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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u dnt need to do anything just apply for the jobs like anyone would do 


 

AOS

05/04/17 - Biometric appointment

05/17/17 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07/20/17 - EAD/AP Approved

07/25/17 - GC interview scheduled

07/27/17 - EAD/AP in hand

08/14/17 - GC interview , approved =)

08/18/17 - GC approval notice letter

08/21/17 - GC in hand

 

 

ROC

05/16/19 - Earliest  to apply 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You need the green card, OR 2 other forms of ID that establish identity and right to work, because the employer will have you fill out an I-9 and W-4, if you are hired. Don't worry, it takes 30 seconds to fill out, when they ask. (Look at the list of accepted documents for I-9 and then you will know exactly what to have with you; in your case, green card is sufficient.) Some employers use E-verify to check that you can legally work, but mostly they just have to keep an I-9 for you. W-4 form is a quick form to set up your federal/state tax withholding. 

 

Here's some detailed info about the I-9: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9

 

 

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08/19/16 - Love at first sight under the full moon in Barcelona (L)

08/27/16 - Future Mrs. (Petitioner) returned home alone :( 

09/15/16 - Future Mr. arrives in Maine for 7 week visit (L)

10/23/16 - Engaged! (L)

10/23/16 - Future Mr. returned home alone:( 

12/19/16 - I-129f sent Priority Express to courier address in Lewisville TX (Day 1!)

12/21/16 - postal tracking delivery confirmation at Lewisville address (Day 2)

12/21/16 - package accepted (according to USCIS) (Day 2)

12/28/16 - check cashed (Day 9)

12/29/16 - check cleared (Day 10)

01/02/17 - NOA1 notice date! (L) (Day 14)

01/03/17 - NOA1 (text/email) (Day 15)

01/06/17 - Expedience requested via phone (Day 18)

01/06/17 - RFE via email for expedience request (Day 18)

01/07/17 - received NOA1 (hardcopy) dated 1/2/17 (Day 19)

01/09/17 - Faxed evidence of criteria for expedience, 15 pages (Day 21)

01/17/17 - Touch (email) (Day 29)

01/19/17 - Touch (phone) (Day 31)

01/19/17 - Callback from USCIS & email to csc-ncsc-followup@dhs.gov (Day 31)

01/24/17 - USCIS email - Expedite denied: "evidence not provided;" responded that it was provided on 1/9 (Day 36)

01/25/17 - USCIS email - Expedite denied: "evidence not sufficient;" they never actually confirmed receipt of evidence (Day 37) 

03/06/17 - Together in Barcelona (L)visiting family for 10 days

xx/xx/xx - NOA2

==================================

"The most fulfilling human projects appeared inseparable from a degree of torment, the sources of our greatest joys lying awkwardly close to those of our greatest pains…" -Alain de Botton

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Hi ali1632,

Thank you for the link for the form... I get anxious when I have to fill out any form. 

Have you filled out this form before?

 

Someone asked why I didn't get a job...Well, my husband didn't want me to work out of the house for all these years. He didn't want me to do many things.

I became completely dependent. My life is a struggle. Getting a job gives me some hope.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, meredith pa said:

Have you filled out this form before?

 

Someone asked why I didn't get a job...Well, my husband didn't want me to work out of the house for all these years. He didn't want me to do many things.

I became completely dependent. My life is a struggle. Getting a job gives me some hope.

 

 

geowrian butting in here... XD

I have not, but just download the form and review it beforehand. It looks fairly straightforward. Seeing it or filling in one beforehand should help with anxiety. You'll be fine. :)

 

Good for you. I wish you the best and am glad to hear you're making a step towards independence. This is healthy.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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1 minute ago, meredith pa said:

Hi ali1632,

Thank you for the link for the form... I get anxious when I have to fill out any form. 

Have you filled out this form before?

Yes, with every job I've ever had. Don't worry, it really is just your name and address. Nothing scary at all, and the employer will help you with it. Most of the stuff on there is for them to fill out, including the document numbers and stuff. 

 

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Someone asked why I didn't get a job...Well, my husband didn't want me to work out of the house for all these years. He didn't want me to do many things.

I became completely dependent. My life is a struggle. Getting a job gives me some hope.


 

I'm really sad to hear you have been held back like that; good for you that you are finally pushing out and making some space for independence! Truly best of luck to you, and I hope it leads you to citizenship so you don't have to rely on him anymore! ?


==================================

08/19/16 - Love at first sight under the full moon in Barcelona (L)

08/27/16 - Future Mrs. (Petitioner) returned home alone :( 

09/15/16 - Future Mr. arrives in Maine for 7 week visit (L)

10/23/16 - Engaged! (L)

10/23/16 - Future Mr. returned home alone:( 

12/19/16 - I-129f sent Priority Express to courier address in Lewisville TX (Day 1!)

12/21/16 - postal tracking delivery confirmation at Lewisville address (Day 2)

12/21/16 - package accepted (according to USCIS) (Day 2)

12/28/16 - check cashed (Day 9)

12/29/16 - check cleared (Day 10)

01/02/17 - NOA1 notice date! (L) (Day 14)

01/03/17 - NOA1 (text/email) (Day 15)

01/06/17 - Expedience requested via phone (Day 18)

01/06/17 - RFE via email for expedience request (Day 18)

01/07/17 - received NOA1 (hardcopy) dated 1/2/17 (Day 19)

01/09/17 - Faxed evidence of criteria for expedience, 15 pages (Day 21)

01/17/17 - Touch (email) (Day 29)

01/19/17 - Touch (phone) (Day 31)

01/19/17 - Callback from USCIS & email to csc-ncsc-followup@dhs.gov (Day 31)

01/24/17 - USCIS email - Expedite denied: "evidence not provided;" responded that it was provided on 1/9 (Day 36)

01/25/17 - USCIS email - Expedite denied: "evidence not sufficient;" they never actually confirmed receipt of evidence (Day 37) 

03/06/17 - Together in Barcelona (L)visiting family for 10 days

xx/xx/xx - NOA2

==================================

"The most fulfilling human projects appeared inseparable from a degree of torment, the sources of our greatest joys lying awkwardly close to those of our greatest pains…" -Alain de Botton

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