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Hello,

 

My husband is in the process of AOS from being an F-1 Visa holder to marriage green card. We also recently are in the stage of the process where he has received his EAD/AP Combo card, and we believe that once he received the combo card, his student status has become automatically expired. So we are wondering, what is the "title" of his current status, and what would he need in order to get his vehicle registration and driver's license renewed. I recently received a mail that he would need to update his registration and driver's license, but they would not let him do that with just the student EAD card. Is it possible to do this with his new EAD/AP Combo Card? Please advise.

 

Thank you for your time and Happy New Year!


AOS

April-06-2018 - Married

Jul-31-2018 - Mailed AOS Package (I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131)

Aug-02-2018 - AOS Package Delivered (According to USPS) 

Aug-09-2018 - Email & text notifications package received, money orders cashed 

Aug-13-2018 - Hardcopy NOA for I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131 

Aug-17-2018 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Schedule

Aug-28-2018 - Biometrics Appointment Successful 

Nov-01-2018 - Change of Address Forms Sent

Nov-06-2018 - 90 Days since application received USCIS

Dec-13-2018 - Text Notification about Scheduling Interview

Dec-19-2018 - Text Notification that the EAD card is in Production

Dec-21-2018 - Text Notification that EAD card is on its way - arrive before Jan. 5

Dec-22-2018 -  Hardcopy Letter EAD and Advanced Parole card on its way

Dec-28-2018 - Received EAD/AP Combo Card

 

 

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Obtaining an EAD or AP does not terminate any status. Using those benefits can.

As long as he has not used either (i.e. an EAD to work or re-enter the US on AP) and maintain his SEVIS record, then he is still on F-1 status.

Otherwise hje loses status, but remains to have authorized stay while the AOS is pending.

 

DMV laws vary by state, but many times an EAD is sufficient.


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

Obtaining an EAD or AP does not terminate any status. Using those benefits can.

As long as he has not used either (i.e. an EAD to work or re-enter the US on AP) and maintain his SEVIS record, then he is still on F-1 status.

Otherwise hje loses status, but remains to have authorized stay while the AOS is pending.

 

DMV laws vary by state, but many times an EAD is sufficient.

Thank you for the information! And Happy New Year!

 

The thing is, the student visa is about to expire soon. So we are wondering what items would replace the "F-1" visa and transcripts that he needed to bring as a student, but I suppose you answered that by saying the EAD card is sufficient. He graduated in May and was working on the OPT EAD card. Which will expire in February. (Just to add a little more detail.) We had a change of address recently, and they said they could not renew the license, so hopefully this new EAD card will give us the hook up that the student EAD card could not.

 

Wish us luck. (I probably forget a lot of details, but I hope you can understand.)


AOS

April-06-2018 - Married

Jul-31-2018 - Mailed AOS Package (I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131)

Aug-02-2018 - AOS Package Delivered (According to USPS) 

Aug-09-2018 - Email & text notifications package received, money orders cashed 

Aug-13-2018 - Hardcopy NOA for I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131 

Aug-17-2018 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Schedule

Aug-28-2018 - Biometrics Appointment Successful 

Nov-01-2018 - Change of Address Forms Sent

Nov-06-2018 - 90 Days since application received USCIS

Dec-13-2018 - Text Notification about Scheduling Interview

Dec-19-2018 - Text Notification that the EAD card is in Production

Dec-21-2018 - Text Notification that EAD card is on its way - arrive before Jan. 5

Dec-22-2018 -  Hardcopy Letter EAD and Advanced Parole card on its way

Dec-28-2018 - Received EAD/AP Combo Card

 

 

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