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K-1 work question

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My fiancé is from Slovakia and already has a US social security number. He has worked here for 2 summers in the past on the J1 visa.

 

when he moves here after K1 approval can he just use start work right away using thay  ss card or will he need to apply for a new one? 

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Your fiance will keep his social security number for life.  He does not need to get a new card.

 

He can not come on the K-1 and just start working.  He needs to marry and file to adjust status for a green card (AOS).  When he files for AOS, he can file for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).  He will need to have an EAD card in his hands in order to legally work.  The current wait for an EAD is 4-6 months.  This is one of the major drawbacks of the K-1 visa process; the need to wait 4-6 months for the EAD after filing for AOS in order to legally work.  There is no way to come on a K-1 and start working immediately.  

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37 minutes ago, OliviaC said:

My fiancé is from Slovakia and already has a US social security number. He has worked here for 2 summers in the past on the J1 visa.

 

when he moves here after K1 approval can he just use start work right away using thay  ss card or will he need to apply for a new one? 

Having an SSN doesnt equate to work permission, you still need DHS EAD permission under K1 visa.

 

Also, take a look on the J1... some ppl run into a delay if they need to get a J1 waiver in some circumstances (publicly funded J1s without 24 months out-of-country).  I think its marked by a checkbox on the J1 visa itself. May or may not apply to your situation.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, TandSarahJane said:

Having an SSN doesnt equate to work permission, you still need DHS EAD permission under K1 visa.

 

Also, take a look on the J1... some ppl run into a delay if they need to get a J1 waiver in some circumstances (publicly funded J1s without 24 months out-of-country).  I think its marked by a checkbox on the J1 visa itself. May or may not apply to your situation.

 

 

Thank you! Also we checked his j1 before he left and the 2 year does not apply thank gosh 🙏🏼

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