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EAD EXPEDITED --- SELF EMPLOYED + SUPER BUSY

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We have submitted the AOS packet, it has been received and we are just now starting the process. I run my own business and my husband has been working with me with our team. The huge issue I have, is he cannot drive until he gets his EAD card to get his drivers license. I literally am a taxi driving him to and from our projects all day, grabbing supplies. I literally can only work 60-75% of my day, the rest is driving to drop him off, pick him up. We work in residential design and construction---so different locations every week.

 

It is causing me so much stress there have been some days I think --just let him drive, but I would never do it .

 

Do you think this would be a reason to get the EAD expedited? We need him to drive so I can be more efficient at running our business. I am literally losing money because I am not able to work full time---and our business is booming .I feel like I may need to just accept it as it is for the next few months. 

 

 

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Begs the question what you did on the I9?


“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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Yes---he has a job offer----from me. Its not I-9 its 1099 .I get your above points. My husband is occasionally helping out his wife----I am not paying him .

 

The question is---can we expedite on the basis we have contracts we cannot accept because he cannot work. What would the difference be from him working for me versus having a job offer? 

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I thought he was working?


“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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15 minutes ago, ThomasNC1988 said:

Just so I follow you. Your reason to for expedited is because him working illegally is hard on you? Doesn't sound like a winner.

No---the basis is we cannot accept further contracts because he cannot work. We have work offers we have to decline. 

 

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1 hour ago, redcat56 said:

He is not earning any income. 

Point being...? Work is work regardless of pay (are unpaid interns not working?).


Timelines:

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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

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

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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Don't listen to the naysayers, just call and say that you need your husband to be able to drive because you are losing money in your business so you need an expedite. Or have him apply to a job near you and get a written job offer so that you can expedite.  He will not take that job, but use it as a job offer to expedite.  

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2 minutes ago, Tilde333 said:

He will not take that job, but use it as a job offer to expedite.  

That would involve lying to USCIS...


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

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

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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4 minutes ago, Tilde333 said:

Don't listen to the naysayers, just call and say that you need your husband to be able to drive because you are losing money in your business so you need an expedite. Or have him apply to a job near you and get a written job offer so that you can expedite.  He will not take that job, but use it as a job offer to expedite.  

Agree----We received the  receipt letter for the EAD today and I am going to go ahead and apply for the expedition. We really ARE losing money---and I have a list of over 20 clients I literally can't take. I will send copies of everything. Being self employed is so different---but I am going to apply. Thanks for your support. 

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you are breaking the law.

 

what part of he CAN NOT WORK UNTIL HE HAS EAD OR AOS is hard to understand? It does not matter if he is being paid or not.

 

While in some cases a job offer will help in the expedite of an EAD, a job offer from his spouse, based on the fact you need more money, will NOT help. As the sponsor you are supposed to be making more than enough to support you and financial hardship (whether personally or through business) is not a solid case.

 

Hire someone with a drivers license and you can accept those contracts. that is how the government will see it.

Edited by debbiedoo

5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

 

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On 11/6/2018 at 8:24 PM, Tilde333 said:

Don't listen to the naysayers, just call and say that you need your husband to be able to drive because you are losing money in your business so you need an expedite. Or have him apply to a job near you and get a written job offer so that you can expedite.  He will not take that job, but use it as a job offer to expedite.  

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